President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Amendment Act, to allow the institution to operate like all other varsities in the Federation.

With the assent, the graduates of the NOUN will be able to participate in the National Service Corps (NYSC) and The Nigerian Law School

Senator Ita Enang the Presidential Assistant on National Assembly (Senate) announced the assent of the President while addressing State House reporters on Friday in Abuja.

His words: “President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which enables the National Open University to operate like all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures eliminating possible discrimination as some use to want to have on its products and programmes.

”It has also allowed the establishment of some centres to be called study centres and given conditions for the establishment of such study centres,” he said.

The National Assembly had passed a bill for An Act to Amend the National Open University Act Cap N6 LFN 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2017’.

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