Varsity to partner with National Assembly to promote girl child education

Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, urged the members of the National Assembly to create awareness about the potentials of Open and Distance Learning.

National  Open University of Nigeria

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is seeking the assistance and partnership of the National Assembly to create educational opportunities for young Nigerian women and girls who have had no access to education due to cultural practices.

Speaking at a courtesy visit to the Senator representing Kano North Senatorial Zone at the National Assembly, Abuja, Senator Barau Jibrin, Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, urged the members of the National Assembly to create awareness about the potentials of Open and Distance Learning.

Adamu added that this was part of the campaign to take education to the people at the lowest rung of the social ladder.

He explained that such cultural practices had relegated the womenfolk in the northern part of the country to the background and denied them their pride of place in nation-building.

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The Vice-Chancellor said with flexible and affordable education being championed by the university, women now have unfettered access to education and this would help remove prejudices.

Responding, Senator Jibrin expressed his readiness to partner with the authorities of the university in spreading the potentials inherent in studying through the open and distance learning mode of education among his constituents.

The Senator, who expressed his interest in the ODL mode of education, disclosed that he had earlier sponsored a bill for a slight amendment of the Act setting up the NOUN in order to further project it as an institution driven by information and communication technology.

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