22 Bag First Class, 6 PhD as NOUN Graduates 22,175 Students

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will hold its 13th convocation event for 22,175 students across the country.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony on April 13, NOUN’s vice-chancellor, Olufemi Peters, said the convocation will demonstrate the viability of the school’s technological systems.

Peters said that out of 22,175 students, 15,768 will obtain undergraduate degrees, 6,407 will receive postgraduate certificates, and 22 will graduate as first-class students.

“The forthcoming convocation would be an opportunity to showcase what the institution can do with technology,” the president remarked.

“The Faculty of Social Sciences produces the most graduates, with 15,768 undergraduate degrees and 6,407 postgraduate degrees.

“22 of these students are first-class, 2,362 are PGD grads, 41 are Masters, and six are leaving the institution as PHD holders.

“This is an indication that the school is gradually moving towards establishing a more robust post graduate school.”

Peters further stated that the graduating students will attend the convocation ceremony electronically from their 120 study centers in Nigeria.

The VC also disclosed that NOUN will modernize all of its study centres with fibre optics to improve data transmission speed.

Fiber optics is a technology that transmits information as light pulses through a glass or plastic fiber.

According to Peters, the “rate of technology advancement” at NOUN drew the TETFund offer.

“Right now, our academics all over the faculties and departments have video components to assist our students and we deploy this with ease,” he added.

“And because of the manner we deploy technology, TETFund has offered to assist us with fibre optics in all our study centres across the country.

“It is a testimony to where we are in terms of technology.”

Peters said that Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Motors, and Hajia Hafsatu Abdulwaheed, the first female novelist in northern Nigeria, will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the convocation ceremony.

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