NOUN Admission Requirements And List Of Courses Offered
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NOUN Admission Requirements And List Of Courses Offered

NOUN Admission Requirements And List Of Courses Offered – The proposal for an Open University to be established in Nigeria was first silenced by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 1976.

The NUC is and remains the Federal Government of Nigeria’s University regulatory body. 

Then headed by Professor Jubril Aminu, the NUC forwarded a memo to the Nigerian Federal Government suggesting the creation of an autonomous National Open University in Nigeria during the course of the Fourth National Development Plan which spanned between 1981 to 1985.

This received a green light from the Federal Government and eventually, the idea appeared in the Country’s National Policy on Education in the year 1977.

The Federal Ministry of Education through its Higher Education Division got to work with regard to the process of establishing an Open University and complementing it with the already existing educational framework in the country.

NOUN Admission Requirements And List Of Courses Offered

After he assumed power as Nigeria’s civilian President in October 1979, Alhaji Shehu Shagari put up a Presidential planning Committee to figure out modalities for the establishment of an Open University in Nigeria

In October 1980, the Presidential Committee handed in its report. This report, which contained the University’s draft bill was approved.

Ever since its resuscitation in 2002, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has continued to be a premier Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Institution in Nigeria, and even Africa as a whole with over 78 study centers currently spread across the entire nation of Nigeria.

The National Open University provides outstanding academic programs across various sectors including Health, Law, and the Arts, as well as Management, Agricultural, Physical, and Social Sciences.

The National Open University of Nigeria Admission Requirements And  Courses Offered

Are you interested in enrolling in any of the programs available at NOUN but do not know what programs are open to you?

Would you also love to know the requisite Admission requirements to be met in order to be considered for Admission into the University?

Read on as we are about to spell out NOUN’s Admission Requirements and List of Offered Courses.

Courses & Programmes Offered by The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Below listed are all the Courses offered by NOUN:

  • Broadcasting
  • Criminology And Security Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Film Production
  • International And Diplomatic Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution
  • Political Science
  • Tourism Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Management
  • Environmental Management And Toxicology
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Banking And Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Cooperative And Rural Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Transport Management
  • Law
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Agricultural Science Education
  • Biology Education
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Computer Science Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English Education
  • French Education
  • Health Education
  • Human Kinetics
  • Integrated Science Education
  • Library And Information Science
  • Physics Education
  • Primary Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Arabic Language And Literature
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • English
  • French
  • Hausa
  • Igbo
  • Islamic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Yoruba
  • Agricultural Economics And Agro-Business
  • Agricultural Extension And Management
  • Agricultural Extension And Rural Development
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture And Fisheries Management
  • Crop Production And Protection Science
  • Hotel And Catering Management
  • Soil And Land Resources Management


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Admission Requirements For Admission Into NOUN

All Individuals seeking to pursue any of the available Programs at NOUN should meet the following requisite conditions.

For Fresher Candidates at NOUN

Here are the requirements for freshers

  1. A Candidate must have obtained a  minimum of 5 O’Level Credits (SSCE/GCE) in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics.
  2. JAMB/UTME is not a requirement for admission into any of the Undergraduate Programs at the National Open University of Nigeria.
  3. However, after the purchase of the Admission form, all candidates would be required to write and pass an Internal Exam conducted by the University in order to qualify for Admission consideration.
  4. Also, additional requirements may be necessary for certain programs and these can only be viewed after selecting the Academic program of choice and the entry level on the Faculty’s Admission page.

For Direct Entry (DE) Candidates

Here is the requirement for Direct Entry Students

  1. All Candidates must obtain a minimum of 5 O’Level Credits (SSCE/GCE) in subjects including English and Mathematics.
  2. Prospective Candidates must have passed two ‘A’ level/IJMB Subjects. The Subjects must relate to their intended field of Study
  3. Depending upon your choice of course of study at the University, a degree (First Class/Second Class Upper) in a related discipline may also be needed.
  4. Prospective Candidates must have passed the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma, or any other Advanced Certificate with a minimum of a merit pass

Frequently Asked Questions About NOUN 

How are Students taught at the National Open University of Nigeria?

The National Open University delivers Academic Instructions through the following media:

  • Materials in Print form
  • An efficient Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Information dissemination media such as Radio and Television broadcasts.
  • Where appropriate and efficient, the Internet 

What is the duration it will take for me to complete my course?

The duration of completion for any Academic Programme at NOUN depends on the time it takes for the Student to acquire the required number of Credits needed for the final academic award.

To put this in perspective, a student must acquire a minimum of 120 credits to be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree, 90 Credits for a Post-Graduate Diploma, 60 credits for a Diploma, 35 credits for a certificate, and 70 credits for a Master’s Degree.

What is the cost of Admission Forms at NOUN?

The cost of purchase of NOUN’s admission forms is variable depending on the type of academic Programme intended.

While the Undergraduate Admission Form costs N5,000, the Post Graduate Admission forms go for N7,500 only. 

The Admission form for Ph.D. programs, however, goes for N10,000 only.

Do Power Supply Challenges Affect the Delivery of NOUN Academic Programmes?

Not at all.

This is because every NOUN study center is well equipped with power generation sets that complement the already existing power supply.

Will the Course be part-time?

At NOUN, you can either study full-time or part-time depending on the amount of time available, your workload, and your own rate of completion.

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