The National Open University of Nigeria on Saturday matriculated no fewer than 16,000 new students into its study centres across the country.
Speaking at during the virtual matriculation, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Olufemi Peters, challenged the new students of the institution to demonstrate at all times to the society that NOUN offers quality education delivered with equality and flexible access.
According to him, this is what makes it possible to “learn at your pace and at any place.”
In a statement released by the university and made available to our correspondent in Abuja, the new entrants, comprising 11, 851 undergraduates and 4, 808 postgraduate students in various faculties, will join the over 150,000 returning students of the university.
Peters told them, “As our ambassadors, therefore, I expect you to be well-behaved and demonstrate at all times, to your family members, friends and associates, the value that distinguishes you from your counterparts.
“Our country needs your resourcefulness to excel in the competitive world of today.”
The vice-chancellor added: “It is my steadfast desire that you will acquire, at this university, appropriate knowledge and skills, as well as the requisite strength of character and tenacity to sail through the challenges of a modern world of global competition.