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Tinubu Directs Federal Ministry of Education To Include NOUN Graduates into NYSC

 President Bola Tinubu has directed the Federal Ministry of Education to include graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) into the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The President gave the directive in his speech at the 13th Convocation Ceremony of the university on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the university’s convocation arena, university headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.

He was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Dr. Biodun Saliu.

Reading his speech, Dr Saliu said, “His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has disclosed that he has directed the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), to formulate the necessary modalities for the inclusion of NOUN graduates within the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) framework, particularly those within the service age bracket as allowed by the law.

“With the changing demographics of our great nation the government has recognised the importance of allowing NOUN graduates to participate in the NYSC scheme.

“The doors of the Law School are now open to the graduates, ensuring equal opportunities for all. Any remaining concerns or uncertainties should be promptly addressed by the Federal Ministry of Education”, he said.

The President said the gathering signified not only the academic achievement of the graduates but also underscored the pivotal role Open and Distance Education (ODL) plays in the nation’s educational landscape.



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