Why President Tinubu Directed Education Ministry To Allow NOUN Graduates Into NYSC Scheme - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Why President Tinubu Directed Education Ministry To Allow NOUN Graduates Into NYSC Scheme

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu 's recent  directive to the Federal Ministry of Education to formulate necessary modalities for the inclusion of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) graduates within the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) framework, is to allow those who graduated within the service age bracket, as provided by the law, to participate in the mandatory youths service scheme in the country 

President Tinubu had  given the directive during his presentation at the 13th convocation ceremony of the university held last Saturday, April 13, 2024. at the University’s Convocation Arena, Jabi, Abuja.

The president who was represented by Biodun Saliu, Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), also disclosed the resolution of the longstanding issue regarding the admittance of NOUN law graduates to law schools in the country.

“With the changing demographics of our great nation, the government has recognised the importance of allowing NOUN graduates to participate in the NYSC scheme"

“The doors of the Law School are now open to the graduates, ensuring equal opportunities for all. Any remaining concerns or uncertainties should be promptly addressed by the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said.

The president noted that the gathering was not just a celebration of the graduates’ academic successes but also highlighted the crucial role that Open and Distance Education Learning (ODL) has in shaping the nation’s educational framework.

He therefore affirmed his. administration’s commitment to enhancing ODL to expand access to higher education across the nation, emphasizing that the utilization of ODL is essential for meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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