NOUN Produces15 First Class Students including a 70 Year old man; Obasanjo graduates
Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was among the 10,653 students that were graduated at the 5th convocation ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), where 15 of the students made first class.
Obasanjo who was said to be unavoidably absent, bagged Master’s Degree in Christian Theology.
Other notable graduands include the Emir of Hadejia, Jigawa State, Adamu Abubakar and the traditional ruler of Awgu, Enugu State, Igwe Felix Okechukwu.
Others were over 70-year old Rear Admiral Orisha, (Rtd), who bagged first class in Mathematics and a 78-year old Femi Balogun, who bagged LL.B from the School of Law.
In his speech, the Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Vincent Tenebe reinstated the commitment of the institution is establishing study centres in the over 774 local government in the country on the next 15 years.
He also stated that strong efforts are being made to ensure that law graduates from the institution are allowed to attend the Nigerian Law School. Stating that if such is feasible in countries like UK, India, South Africa, Tanzania, there is no justifiable reason why it shouldn’t be in Nigeria.