The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has opened 62 study centres nationwide to avail Nigerians the opportunity to acquire higher education, according to Alhaji Abdullahi Dogo, Director, Jigawa Study Centre.
Dogo disclosed this in Dutse, when the centre matriculated 180 students for the 2015/16 academic session.
He urged the newly admitted students to study hard and obey the rules and regulations of the institution.
Dogo warned that the institution would not tolerate any form of laziness and indiscipline.
The director stressed that NOUN has the same status as other conventional universities, adding that its certificates were accepted and recognised within and outside Nigeria.
Also speaking, the Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Abubakar Maje, urged members of the public to enrol into the university so as to advance their education.
The emir disclosed that he had enrolled as a student of the institution and would graduate in 2016.
According to him, no one should be left behind in the pursuit of education, pointing out that age is not a barrier to acquiring education.
In a message to the event, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University Dutse, Prof. Jibrila Aminu, said NOUN was one of the most credible institutions in Nigeria with its programmess fully accredited by the National Universities Commission.
Represented by Dr Muhammad Bello, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of the university, Aminu disclosed that NOUN has the highest number of professors in Nigeria.