NOUN adopts vi­brant learn­ing cul­ture

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - By Mis­bahu Bashir

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

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