September 27, 2021

NOUN Seeks Plateau Assembly Collaboration for more Centres in Plateau.

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, Jos study centre is seeking collaboration with the Plateau State House of Assembly to create more study centres in the State.

Jos Study Center Director of the Institution, Associate Professor Philip Tachin who led management team of the centre on a courtesy visit to the Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker, Ayuba Abok, said there is need for more than a study centre in Plateau State.

He said their visit was aimed at creating awareness on the centre and the need for additional study centres due to its literacy significance among citizens of the state and the country at large.

He said the Jos centre has 8 Faculties with over 400 students which makes students to write examinations in batches for lack of adequate facility to accommodate them at a time.

Asso. Prof. Tachin also disclosed that the Jos Centre is a zonal centre for the E-Library and Law studies centre, hence the need for more study centres in the state.

He noted that out of the 103 Open University centres in Nigeria, Kano state got additional 13 centres last year to their existing 3 centres making a total of 16 study centres.

The Centre Director said the additional centres will create more job opportunity for the locals apart from the opportunity for further studies.

The NOUN Jos centre also appealed for additional structures at the existing centre and a staff bus to convey students on study tours within and outside the state.

Responding, the Speaker of the Plateau State 9th Assembly, Ayuba Abok, appreciated the visit and assured them of collaboration in raising awareness among citizens of the state about the centre.

He said the Assembly will channel their request to the House Committee on Education for further delibration and also discuss same with the state governor on the need to get additional centres for the benefit of the state and it’s citizens.