By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has advocated to Military, Police, Paramilitary and workers for more enrolment into the institution to enhance their academic qualifications.
The chairman of the NOUN council advocacy, Alhaji Garba Sani made the call at an advocacy meeting with the Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bauchi.
He said they came for the advancement of education and spread the gospel of enrolment into the National Open University across the North East, North West and Nigeria as a whole.
“NOUN provides learning opportunities for learners who are employed or self-employed to acquire knowledge, skills and techniques.
“That may be relevant to their present work situation or to improve their academic qualifications for better career prospects, without leaving their current location,” he said.
He therefore, urged the Military, Police, Paramilitary and workers to use the opportunity provided to them by NOUN to further their education.
Sani explained that the university is Nigeria University Commission (NUC) approved for graduates, Masters and Ph.D. programmes.
According to him, NOUN Openness remove all barriers or restrictions to learning that characterize conventional education.
“Such as restrictions by age, course and programme duration, location of study, and entry qualifications or recognition of prior learning and cognate work experience”.
Sani Lamented that North East region has the least and poor enrolment into the University.
Responding, the NSCDC Commandant in Bauchi, Alhaji Haliru Usman commended NOUN for sensitizing the command on advancement of academic qualifications among the officers and men.
He assured to further educate others officers in the 20 Local Government divisions of the command on the need for additional academic qualifications.
“I will write a letter to all the divisions of the 20 Local Government Areas to educate them on the relevance of academic pursue to boost their career in the future,” he said.
He however charge officers and men not to relent on the pursuit of more qualifications while serving.