The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is set to award various degrees to some 22,250 graduates at its 11th Convocation ceremony scheduled to hold simultaneously at the university’s 103 study centres across the country.
The on-site and off-site mode of convocation has been adopted for this year’s ceremonies, which is unprecedented in the history of the university.
A statement signed by the Registrar of NOUN, Felix Edoka, says all first-class graduands, award winners, master’s degree and PhD graduants will hold an on-site ceremony at the university headquarters located in Jabi, Abuja, while all first degree and PGD graduants will hold the ceremony at their study centres in the various state capitals.
The convocation will feature awards of bachelor’s degrees, postgraduate diplomas, master’s and doctorate degrees at the Convocation Arena, NOUN, while other graduands are to participate from their respective study centres by joining the virtual convocation site.
The ceremony will, however, be preceded by the convocation lecture on Friday, March 25, to be delivered by Professor Osita Ogbu, the Director, Institute of Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He will discuss the topic “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Challenge of Poverty Reduction in Nigeria”, which will take place on-site at NOUN headquarters by 10am.
Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor