Monday, 10 August 2015

Anambra Community Donates Edifice to NOUN

It was pumped and pageantry recently at National Open U[post_ad]niversity of Nigeria, NOUN, Awka Study center, Abagana as the host community, under the aegis of Abagana Welfare Union,(AWU) commissioned a befitting edifice it built for the institution.

While handing over the edifice to the University management, the President-General of Abagana Welfare Union, Prince Barrister Ephraim Ilonzeh said the building project as initiated by the Director, Abagana study Centre, Dr. Nnaka Chibuogwu was a sketch of 5bedroom bungalow.

This according to Prince Ilonze, inspired the community to take over the responsibility of the entire project which is a storey building containing offices, ICT rooms, Exam halls, lecture rooms among others, so as to making education accessible to all.

In a remark, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Patrick Eke Eya extolled the host community for her timely intervention on the accommodation problems tilting the university’s academic performance.

Prof. Eya, who disclosed that NOUN has been passing through financial constraint as a result of accommodation, added that the name of AWU has been written on the Guinness book of the NOUN.

According to the DVC, NOUN was established to solve the problems of those that desired to be educated but encumbered by many social factors such as limited space and inadequate access in conventional universities, working situation, family life among other.

“With the kind of learning arrangement made in National Open University of Nigeria, I can tell you, there are no reasons why somebody in Nigeria will not be educated. There is no age limit, no JAMB required, students meet at the school during the exams if you want, all the courses offered in the University was accredited and the learning materials including audio, video, e-books and hard copies are available on registration”, he said.

Speaking earlier, the Anambra State commissioner for education, Professor Kate Omenugha represented by Chief sir Clems Ofoedu expressed the readiness of the state government to partner with NOUN in making Study Centre a citadel of learning.

Omenugha also noted that Chief Willie Obiano’s administration has demonstrated excellence in educational sector, stressing that the governor would do all he could to uplift the standard of education in Anambra State, even in National Open University of Nigeria.     

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the event, the Director NOUN, Awka Study Centre, Dr. Chibuogwu Nnaka assured that they would properly utilize the edifice in making  the institution a befitting citadel of learning.



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