The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FAS) was carved out of the then existing School of Science and Technology (SST) now called Faculty of Sciences (FOS) as the first of its kind in Africa/Tropics and Subtropics to have a full-fledged-core course in agriculture at the Open and Distance Learning (ODL).
A proposal for the establishment of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was presented to the Senate by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor V.A. Tenebe at its 68th regular meeting held on Tuesday, 24th January 2012. A committee was set up under the chairmanship of the Dean, Faculty Post-Graduate Studies, Professor Israel F. Adu, an agriculturist for this purpose.
At the 69th meeting of the Senate held on Tuesday, 24th April 2012, the report and approval for the establishment of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences from the then School of Science and Technology was ratified.
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FAS) was carved out of the then existing School of Science and Technology (SST) now called Faculty of Sciences (FOS) as the first of its kind in Africa/Tropics and Subtropics to have a full-fledged-core course in agriculture at the Open and Distance Learning (ODL). The Faculty was approved following the ratification of a report presented and approved at the 69th meeting of senate held on Tuesday, 24th April 2012 and officially took off in July 2014 with Prof. Mathew Dada Alegbejo as the pioneer Dean. Prof. Nda E. Mundi is the current Dean of the Faculty.
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is dedicated to training opportunities for sustainable bio-resources management and entrepreneurship in agricultural production; opportunity for vocational training and professional workshops for retooling/reskilling in different areas of agriculture; relevant supportive resources for teaching and research in agriculture and allied disciplines through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode of delivery; opportunity for specialization and advance study in major disciplines of agriculture; enhance agricultural production through community-based and farmer-driven research objectives and themes.
The Department of Computer Science have mainly four (4) programmes which are BSc. in Computer Science, BSc. in Information Technology, PGD Information Technology, M.Sc. Information Technology and PhD. Information Technology.
Through extensive, adaptable, and accessible educational programmes, research conducted in partnership with business and the government, the Department of Computer Science aims to increase and develop human ability to a high degree. After graduation, NOUN want to turn her students into job creators rather than job seekers by providing them with an experience that will help them succeed in their careers.
The University adopted the Faculty system in 2016, which gave birth to the Department of Environmental Science on the 12th July, 2016.
The department currently hast two undergraduate programmes namely, B.Sc. Environmental Science, B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology. B.Sc. Environmental Science Programme commenced in 2012/2013 academic session.
Environmental science incorporates the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes that take place on the earth, as well as the social, political and cultural processes which impact the planet. Studying environmental science provides you with a broad understanding of the current environmental issues and challenges on a local, national and global scale. Areas, covered can include environmental biology, geography, geology, chemistry, earth science, soil science and resource management.
Every discipline strives to equip its students with the knowledge it requires not only to excel but also to impact and improve. As an environmental science student, you will strive to understand the complex relationship between mankind and the environment, drawing on a diverse range of discipline which would depend on the course/modules you study in order to gain specialist knowledge. As an environmental science degree equips you with the skills and knowledge for a range of jobs in areas such conservation sustainability, environmental research and education.
Careers in environmental science are so varied that it is difficult to consider them as one category.
Students are therefore encouraged to not only have a copy of the handbook, but to also periodically study it so as to be appropriately and adequately guided in key decisions making. These Programmes seek to promote science by developing graduates who would acquire knowledge and skill through hands-on experience and supporting use of technologies such as virtual and dry laboratories, as well as other ODL infrastructure to ensure no barrier to learning and access.
The department offers B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science. The departmental handbook provides prospective students with further information on admission requirements, registration policies, deferment, and compulsory courses, guidance, and procedures. Prospective students are therefore welcome to contact members of staff of the department or visit the department in person to make enquires.
Pure and Applied Science is further divided into Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.
The University adopted the Faculty system in 2016, which gave birth to the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences in 12th July, 2016. In September 2021, the Department of Biological Sciences emerged from the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences. The department currently runs a B.Sc. Biology with full accreditation by NUC.
B.Sc. Biology Programme commenced in 2012/2013 academic session. The programme provides constituent courses to other programmes in the Faculty of Sciences and relevant Science Education Programmes of the Faculty of Education. The programme is intended for students who are primarily interested in careers as professional biologists or wish to have a thorough grounding in biology in preparation for professional or graduate school in biology and other related disciplines. The programme seeks to promote science by developing graduates who would acquire knowledge and skill through hands-on experience and supporting use of technologies such as virtual and dry laboratories, as well as other ODL infrastructure to ensure no barrier to learning and access.
The University adopted the faculty system in 2016, which gave birth to the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences in 12th July, 2016. In March, 2021 after a successful accreditation of B.Sc. Chemistry by the National University Commission (NUC), Department of Chemistry was created.
B.Sc Chemistry Programme commenced in 2012/2013 academic session. The programme provides constituent courses to other programmes in the Faculty of Sciences and relevant Science Education Programmes of the Faculty of Education. B.Sc Chemistry Programme is intended for students who are primarily interested in careers as professional Chemists or wish to have a thorough grounding in chemistry in preparation for professional or graduate school in Chemistry and other related disciplines.
This Department is a unique one because it is the bedrock of science and Technology.
We provide a Bachelor of Science degree program in Physics. The departmental handbook serves as a valuable, instructive, and informative resource for students. It offers guidance on various matters, including admission procedures, prerequisites, registration policies, deferment options, and graduation criteria.
We want to encourage our fresh and returning indefatigable students to avail themselves of all the opportunities available to study in NOUN and work assiduously to attain good success.
What truly sets the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) apart are the unique and specialised academic programmes. These offerings are designed to cater to emerging fields, in-demand industries, and areas of study that require specific expertise. Here are a few noteworthy programmes:
Student registration are done at their chosen study centres. The centre furnishes the candidate with detailed registration process.
Students are to note that the registration portal have an open and closing date and students are required to do every necessary registration process within this time frame. The opening and closing of course registration portal is specified by the university in the published university calendar for the year.
Student orientation programme is done at their various Study Centres and online through zoom virtual meeting. Students are advised on the process accordingly
Student admission or study deferral is a common practice that allows students to postpone their enrollment or general study at the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN, for a specified period. There are several reasons why students may choose to defer their admission:
Deferment of programme is entertained only based on university policy and conditions and all that is needed to be done by such students is to stop the funding of your student wallet thereby halting further registration processes for the time frame at which you want your studies to be halted. Once you're ready to resume your studies, all that is needed is to fund your wallet, go on with the required registration processes and continue from where you stopped or left your studies.
Registered students who wish to change their programme of study can process it via their respective study centres. The students download the required form via their Study Centres and process it through their respective Study Centres (Visit your study centre for more detailed info and process).
Changing the study centre at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is a decision made by some students due to various factors. Here are some common reasons why students opt for a study centre change:
The list are numerous but the ones listed above are among the major reasons why students tend to change their study centres.
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