President Tinubu Orders Inclusion of NOUN Graduates in NYSC


President Tinubu has directed the Federal Ministry of Education to pave the way for National Open University (NOUN) graduates to join the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), marking a significant shift in educational policy.

Speaking at the 13th convocation ceremony of NOUN, President Tinubu highlighted the importance of inclusivity, stating, “The doors of the Law School are now open to the graduates, ensuring equal opportunities for all.” He emphasized the role of Open and Distance Education (ODL) in national development, pledging to enhance ODL to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Adding that “With the changing demographics of our great nation, the government has recognised the importance of allowing NOUN graduates to participate in the NYSC scheme.

“Any remaining concerns or uncertainties should be promptly addressed by the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said .

President Tinubu also lauded NOUN’s evolution, noting its role in addressing admission challenges and advancing technology research. He announced plans for government officials to enroll in ICT programs at NOUN’s African Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL), aligning with the government’s AI integration strategy.

“We will continue to do this in order to improve quality, access and affordability.

“Government is, therefore, committed through the Federal Ministry of Education and the NUC to provide the enabling environment to ensure a good delivery of this mode of education in Nigeria,” Tinubu added.

Encouraging research for improved ICT tools in education, President Tinubu tasked ACETEL to focus on enhancing learning outcomes in Nigeria, showcasing a commitment to educational advancement through technology.

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