The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, introduces an electronic instructional tablet called i-NOUN to tackle the challenge of shortage of study materials in the university.
The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, made this disclosure during his courtesy visit to the chancellor of the university, His Royal Majesty Igwe Dr. Lawrence Chikezie Agubuzu, in his palace at Awene Ezeama-Olo in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Adamu said that the introduction of the gadget which is at its advanced stage will not only put paid to the challenge of study materials shortages, but will also cut down fees payable in the university.
“The i-NOUN tablet which would be made available to all students will have all study materials needed by students of the university uploaded in it and would be updated regularly to foreclose the possibility of those study materials getting obsolete,” he said.
He commended his predecessor, Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, “for taking NOUN from an evolutionary university to a revolutionary university,” saying he would work to sustain what Tenebe did.
Earlier, the host, Igwe Agubuzu, described Professor Adamu as being eminently qualified for his new job as Vice Chancellor of Nigeria’s largest university.
“When I read through his extra-ordinary curriculum vitae, I knew that Mr. President has made the right choice and he is eminently qualified to manage this great university,” he said.
The royal father, who is also the chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, pledged to work in full cooperation with Professor Adamu, while calling on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to move the country forward.
“President Buhari is a quintessential patriot who must be supported by all Nigerians to build this country,” he said.