The Senate has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The approval followed the passage of the National Open University of Nigeria Bill sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund Sen. Jibrin Barau during Thursday’s plenary.
According to him, the Bill seeks to address issues relating to opening access for the teeming youth and adult working population to fulfill their dream of acquiring tertiary education.
Barau said the objectives of the Bill included to amend the existing legislation with a view to removing the perception of the public about the university in respect of the word, `correspondence`
Barau said the bill would allow those that pass out through the university to be included in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps scheme.
Barau further said that the amendment would allow for the inclusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a means of giving out instructions and lectures.
BY FRIDAY UCHE UZODINMA