Two former Vice-Chancellors of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe and Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu have on Tuesday appeared before the Presidential Visitation panel for presentation and assessment of their various roles while steering the university’s leadership in the past.
This is in line with the 7-man panel’s terms of reference that include examining the quality of the leadership of the university in terms of the roles of the Governing Board, the Vice-Chancellor and other Principle Officers, among others.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters, has assured the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation teams that NOUN will make amends, improve on its services and implement their observations in line with global academic standard.
This was sequel to the various teams’ preliminary reports tendered to the university at the end of their assignments.
Chairman of the Presidential Visitation Panel to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Alhaji Isa Bello Sali, has said that part of his committee's assignment was to inquire into the level of implementation of the White Paper on the last visitation report as well as examine the quality of the leadership in the university.
Sali, a former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, stated this during the panel’s first interactive meeting with stakeholders of the university, held at the headquarters of the university on Tuesday in Abuja.
On this day, April 25, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, clocked 65 years. He was the VC of NOUN from 2016 to February 11, 2021. When his tenure ended, he returned to forner duty post at Bayero University, Kano, but then took sabbatical work as Visitor at Kaduna State University (KASU), Kaduna, on March 1, this year.
The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Olufemi Peters has has been elected as the first vice president of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE).
ACDE, a continental educational organisation, has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
A former ACDE executive secretary and now the NOUN centre director, McCarthy Study Centre, Lagos, Prof. Rotimi Ogidan, stated in a post that the NOUN VC was unanimously elected into the position.
The headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force, Abuja has said it is in receipt of the facility request for the National Open University of Nigeria's Special Study Centre for the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna.
In an address delivered during a one-day working visit by the Chief of Staff, Air Training Command, Kaduna, Air Vice-Marshall P. O. Oahimire, he suggested that the university management should now give the already-tabled demands more weights.