Kano govt., NOUN to collaborate on educational development

Kano govt., NOUN to collaborate on educational development

By Aisha Ahmed, Kano.

 

The Kano State government says it will partner with National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on the development of education in the state.

 

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammad Garba, said this when he received Dr Ali Alasan, Director of NOUN Study Centre in Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state, in his office on Wednesday.

 

Garba noted that the university had provided a favourable learning atmosphere, where people could study from wherever they might be and easily complete their studies online.

 

He also said that NOUN had provided opportunities for different categories of people to study while still working, saying that this was one of the aims of establishing the institution.

 

Speaking, Alasan said that the purpose of the visit was to strengthen the relationship between NOUN and the state government.

 

According to him, the university has three other centres in state located at Fagge, Kwachiri and Gabasawa Local Government Areas, with all the programmes and courses fully accredited.

 

Alasan described NOUN as an open and distance learning institution, with the largest number of students.

 

He said that the institution was not affiliated to any staff union and could, therefore, boast of smooth academic activities.

 

He also said that a candidate could be offered admission into NOUN with five credit passes in WASC or NECO, including English and Mathematics, without writing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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