Oguz Kaan Kısa · March 5, 2021
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was established in 1983 and was appointed as the Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution by the Ministry of Education in 2002. It is considered the largest institution with spread campuses in Nigeria.
NOUN is said to be the first of its kind in West Africa, with the highest student population. As of 2011, the number of students was approximately 150,000. The university has a total of 45 study centers at strategic points in Nigeria, including prisons where inmates can study and earn a degree.
The university has nine faculties and also offers Postgraduate Diploma Programs and Master's Degree Programs. Nine Faculties and Departments include:
Entrepreneurship Center and General Studies (CE&GS)
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Animal Science and Fisheries
Plant and Soil Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Art and Social Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
Public and Environmental Health
Faculty of Law
Law and International Law
Private and Property Law
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematics
Pure and Applied Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Criminology and Security Studies
The National Open University of Nigeria also offers certain required courses that every student at the institution must pass before they are allowed to graduate. Courses include:
- Use of English and Communication Skills
- People and Culture
- Study Skills I and II
- Nigeria and Neighbors
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Logic and Creative Thinking
- Computer Basics
National Open University Admission: Nigeria is for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral candidates aged 17 and over. One of the school's advantages over other tertiary institutions in Nigeria is its immunity to union strikes such as the ASUU strike.
The university has also confirmed that its students can participate and participate in the National Youth Service Association, NYSC program.
To apply for admission to the university, you are expected to have at least 5 level credits, including Maths and English Language. The following simple steps show how eligible candidates apply for admission into the Nigerian National Open University.
Visit the NOUN website and click on the Application bar.
Select the program you want to apply for, be it a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD.
On the left side of the screen, click Select Faculty.
Click on the faculty of your choice and fill in the form that appears on the screen, select the program and entry level. View Requirements.
Click on the View Requirements on the tab below to review the admission criteria.
After doing that, click OK. Apply to proceed to the prepayment application page. Fill in the remaining information before submitting.
Once you have successfully submitted the prepayment form, you will be directed to Remita to receive an RRR invoice used to pay for the application form.
In the given options, choose Bank Branch as the payment method and click OK Pay.
Make a note of your RRR number and go to one of the bank branches to pay the specified amount.
After making the payments, visit the school website again as in steps 1 and 2.
If you are paying online with a payment card (internet banking), you will automatically receive the online form that you have to fill out and submit.
Enter the Provision After Checkout, unique ID, RRR number and schedule on it and click Continue.
Fill in the form on the screen and click Submit.
Print your acceptance letter and take it to your preferred Study Center for screening / verification by an Administrative Officer.
Visit NOUN's website for department fees.