NOUN’s 2021_2 PoP examination flags off nationwide

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The 2021_2 Pen-on-Paper (PoP) examination of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has commenced this Tuesday at all the 103 study centres across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

The examination, which is meant to evaluate the learning achievements of 300 level students and above of the West Africa’s foremost Open and Distance Learning (ODL) university, will run for the next three weeks and end on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Kaduna INEC commissioner hosts NOUN team

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kaduna State, Hajiya Asama'u Sabo Maikudi, has on 4th November, 2021 played host to a high-powered delegation from the National Open University of Nigeria on a courtesy visit. 

The delegation, drawn from Kaduna Study Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Centre for Human Resource Development, was led by Dr. Aminu Umar, director of the study centre.

NOUN hosts maiden Public Administration Practitioners’ confab

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The Public Administration Practitioners in Nigerian Universities, have held their first national conference with a focus on the inter-dependence of good governance, public sector management and sustainable development.

The body, which used to be part of the traditional political science space, has recently carved a niche for themselves by breaking out and establishing their forum called: “The Public Administration Theories and Practice Forum of Nigeria.”

FCT Fire Service storms NOUN

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service has taken its campaign on fire safety to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

The Principal Fire Officer II, Mr  Bassey Enyieko, who led a four-man delegation on a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters, stressed the need for in-house training on fire safety and evacuation drills for NOUN technical staff and securities.

“Kindly improve on fire safety certifications and organise in-house training on fire safety and evacuation drills for technical staff and securities," he said.

Eyisi harps on communicative competence in English

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A former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Academics, and Director, Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Joy Eyisi said migrants should hone their communicative competence in English so as to avoid global embarrassment.

"To ameliorate the challenges of migration, so that we do not encounter frustrations and humiliations,  we need to develop our communicative competence in English, and using the native speakers' variety of the language as a standard would save you from global embarrassment," Prof. Eyisi said.