President Bola Tinubu has ordered the ministry of education to include graduates of the National Open University (NOUN) in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.


The president gave the directive during his presentation at the varsity’s 13th convocation ceremony on April 13 at the university’s convocation arena in Jabi, Abuja.

Speaking on behalf of Tinubu, Biodun Saliu, the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), also said the president resolved the longstanding admittance of NOUN Law graduates to participate in Law School in the country for equal opportunities.

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


“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.

“We will continue to do this in order to improve quality, access, and affordability.

“Government is, therefore, committed through the Federal Ministry of Education and the NUC to provide the enabling environment to ensure a good delivery of this mode of education in Nigeria.”


Before the directive, Abdallah Adamu, the former vice-chancellor of NOUN, had assured graduates of the 2017 set that they would soon be able to participate in NYSC and the Nigerian Law School.

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