All You Need To Know About The National Open University Of Nigeria
The National Open University of Nigeria was first established on 22nd July 1983 by Act No 6 of the National Assembly. It is the first and only single-mode university in Nigeria that is dedicated to the provision of higher education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. Shortly after the National Open University Act of 1983 by which the University was established.
STUDYING THROUGH OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING AT NOUN
Open and Distance learning is a mode of learning that is characterised by separation of the teacher in space and or time from the learner, and enables learners to exercise choice over their learning regarding what, how, where, they learn, pace of learning, support for learning, when and where the assessment of learning takes place.
NOUN's approach to ODL has the following features:
Openness, flexibility of learning, accessibility, affordability, and multi-modal instructional delivery.
The core values of NOUN are; excellence, achievement, collegiality, innovation, relevance, collaboration and sustainability.
INFORMATION FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
All programmes in NOUN are designed to equip students with the basic requirements for serving in a professional capacity.
Though as a student studying at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), you are expected to plan your studies in a way that will ensure you get good grades at the end of each semester.
Studying at NOUN is quite challenging and requires you to join as many online groups as you can find to ensure you are updated on the happenings of the university and not miss vital information. Also, it is imperative to study smartly, not just hard to clear your courses in NOUN, though the institution doesn't require JAMB at the entry-level, the way NOUN system is scheduled will make you know you don't really need JAMB to scale through NOUN.
To be admitted into NOUN, a candidate is expected to have a minimum of 5 credits in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB at not more than 2 sittings.
You are to note that English Language is required for all programmes and then any other 4 courses as listed on the NOUN admission portal
(visit nouoline-net for more information).
Student registration is done at their chosen study centres, the centre furnishes the candidate with detailed registration process.
Every fresh semester, every student of NOUN are expected to register their details on the student portal created by NOUN, this involves the student logging in and locating the register page on their portal.
You are required to provide information which are your matric number, surname, other names, state, mobile number, new password, and confirm the new password.
After this information has been correctly filled you are implored to log in and access your student portal.
COURSE AND EXAM REGISTRATION
When the semester registration is active, students are encouraged to fund their wallet by logging in to their portal, locating the wallet drop down, and selecting generate remita number.
This will lead to a page where you will be required to make a payment which should cover semester registration, course registration, and exam registration (we have provided a page for registrable courses and expected fees for all departments).
On successful payment, you are required to proceed with your registrations.
OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE COURSE REGISTRATION PORTAL
The opening and closing of the course registration portal is specified by the university in the published university calendar for the semester.
ADD AND/OR DROP COURSES
Student process 'Add and/or drop wrongly registered courses' through study centres, the centre furnishes the candidate with details of the process.
NOUN COURSE MATERIALS
NOUN course materials can be gotten at the study centre after successful registration of the course and exam, you will be required to print your wallet and course and exam registration slip, take it to the centre and collect your materials physically or you may opt-in for the online resource by downloading your NOUN course materials online on
our course material page or the official NOUN website nou-edu-ng.
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA)
The Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) is a continuous assessment test set by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), it comprises 3 tests namely; TMA1, TMA2, and TMA3.
Each TMA carries 10 marks and the 3 TMAs are a total of 30 marks, the marks you obtain in the continuous assessment tests (TMA) will count towards your final marks.
You are expected to pass both the continuous assessment tests (TMA) and the final examinations.
The Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) tests can be taken on NOUN's elearn portal.
Note: Once you meet the TMAs you won't be allowed to write examinations for the course you missed TMAs for. The dates to finish each TMAs will be made known on the elearn portal though NOUN tends to close TMA1 to TMA3 on the same date for flexibility reasons.
ELIGIBILITY FOR GRADUATION
In order to qualify for graduation, a student should have attained a course workload that must meet the graduation requirements of the university based on minimum academic standards.
However, in doing so, the student must earn a minimum of 120 credit units for the 4-year programme, Direct entry (200-level) students must earn a minimum of 90 credit units, and 70 and 35 credit units respectively for postgraduates.
Furthermore, the student would have passed all courses listed as core courses on the list of registrable courses.
On the whole, the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) required for graduation is 1.5 for undergraduates and 3.5 for postgraduates.
Individual projects of approved topics related to the current research interests in the department must be approved.
Student are required to submit 3 topics to the study centre school officer and check back for one (1) approved topic and assigning to a supervisor.
To be eligible for graduation, it is mandatory for every student to successfully complete a project and attain at least a credit upon final grading.
Note: Some programmes require you to pass your seminar before registering for research project.
GRADING OF RESEARCH PROJECTS
Student project is graded by the assigned supervisor. The grade is then approved or reviewed by the departmental academic board---
MODE OF SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS
The project and score sheet are submitted to the department through the study centre, but final project soft copy must be uploaded to the PAS portal, research project saved on disc and submitted to the centre...
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