Mobilize us for NYSC – NOUN tell FG
Students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have asked the Federal Govt to mobilize them for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
The President of the Student Union of NOUN, Osogbo campus, Basiru Omotayo, asked FG to direct the managements of NYSC and Nigerian Law Schools to comply with the NOUN Act.
Omotayo said the federal government was yet to implement NOUN Act which was signed into law on December 4, 2018.
He emphasized that the Act allows graduates of the NOUN to take part in the NYSC scheme and also gain admission into Law schools.
Omatoyo said this while addressing Newsmen in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday.
The students, who displayed placards during the conference, threatened to embark on massive protest should their demands not met.
They, however, issued a 7-day ultimatum to the federal government and other concerned authorities to meet their demands.
The President of the Union said it was an act of injustice that graduates of NOUN could not have the same privileges as their mates in universities.
Below is his words;
“Statistically, we (NOUN students) are the ones paying the highest amount of money in a federal university compared to other federal universities in the country, so why everything about NOUN is always delayed unlike our mates from other universities?
“It is no more news that the bill that allows National Open University graduates to participate in NYSC scheme and admitted in Law school has been signed by President Muhammadu Buhari since December 4, 2018, still nothing has been done so far to implement it.
“The NOUN is a federal open and distance learning institution accredited by NUC, and it is the first of its kind in the West African sub-region. It is Nigeria’s largest tertiary institution in terms of student population.
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