The Yola Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has embarked on a road-walk campaign as part of its resolve to boost students’ enrollment threshold of the centre.
The advocacy team started its long-walk on the Army Barracks Road, Jimeta, where the team, led by the director of the centtre, Mrs. Tiling Yelyel, distributed flyers and other advocacy materials to the pedestrians, Keke NAPEP operators as well as the organised private shops owners.
Other areas walked through were the Adamawa State House of Assembly and Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Office, who were informed of the institution’s modus operandi, its myriad advantages over conventional system and the various programmes run by the university.
Yelyel said they were targeting the general public from the grassroots, giving first-hand information and engaging them on one-on-one discussion as well as guiding them on the procedures of admission process of the university.
Pix : Advocacy team led by the centre director on the field strategizing
She said the outing afforded them the opportunity to entertain a lot of questions, offer clarifications and cleared misconceptions about the ODL mode of leaning.
The director, who was visibly elated on the outcome of the exercise, said it has yielded a number of on-the-spot positives and significant feedback as many people indicated their interests to enroll in NOUN.
The road-walk method, she added, would be sustained to continue to woo a large number of people, adding that the exercise will henceforth be observed every Wednesday.
Some of the staff, who spoke to NOUN News, expressed their excitement with the new development, saying that the exercise will not only increase the population of students at the centre, but also improve their health statuses.