NOUN adopts vibrant learning culture
The Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdallah Uba Adamu, yesterday said the institution will implement vibrant learning styles that will provide students with supportive and employability skills.
The VC made the remarks during the 10th inaugural lecture of the university with the theme ‘the need to know and understand recreation, leisure and tourism practices in Nigeria’ delivered by Professor Abubakar Garba Suleiman. He said NOUN had moved from ‘evolutionary’ stage to ‘revolutionary’ stage, adding that “we are determined in moving NOUN to be a vibrant university comparable to any high-rating institution in the world. We shall discharge our duties with renewed energy.”
He said inaugural lectures provide newly appointed professors with the opportunity to inform the university community and the public of their work to date and future plan.
In his lecture, Prof. Suleiman said to ensure the growth and development of tourism, government has to publicize the nation’s tourism potentials while security agencies including customs and immigration services must discharge their duties promptly. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has planned to domicile its funded Nigeria Resilient Cities Network Centre at the Ahmadu Bello University’s (ABU) Centre for Spatial Information Sciences (CSIS).
The decision was earlier communicated to the Vice Chancellor through a letter signed by the worksteam leader of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), Mr Mike Mutter, a source said.
Mutter said the domiciliation of the network at ABU was because the university has the oldest and most efficient urban and planning department whose centre for spatial and information sciences has the potentials of becoming the preeminent national centre for urban management and city resilient knowledge for the country.
Take off of the network will be marked by a formative stakeholders workshop jointly organized by the duo of National Infrastructure Advisory Facility and ABU’s Directorate of University Advancement on July 14, 2016.
Prof. Suleiman Garba (left) presents his inaugural lecture pamphlet to Vice Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu while the Registrar Mrs Josephine Akinyemi (Right) looks on in Abuja, Tuesday