The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting assent to the National Open University of Nigeria Amendment Act 2018.
A press release sent to EduCeleb.com by the spokesman of the apex student body, Okereafor Opeyemi noted that the decision was “long over due”.
Recall that the the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang had on Friday, 7th December 2018 revealed to journalists that the Bill which the president assented allows graduates from NOUN to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and the law faculty products among them the opportunity to join the Nigerian Law School.
Read the full statement below
NANS APPRECIATES PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR ASSENTING TO THE NOUN AMENDMENT ACT.
The leadership of the apex students governing body National Association Of Nigerian Students NANS, attention has been drawn to the recent decision of President Buhari to finally bow to pressure and giving assent to the long over due NOUN amendment act.
NANS is however thanking and appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari for finally assenting to the NOUN Amendment Act after series of plea from NANS, and other organized Civil societies to the presidency on the need to consider assenting the amendment act, via series of press releases. No doubt we are extremely glad that victory has been achieved.
Information at our disposal reveals that Senator Ita Enang, the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, had on Friday 7th December 2018 disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja, that the President has assented to the bill.
In his words “President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which allows the National Open University to operate, as all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures eliminating possible discrimination as some use to want to have on its products and programmes”.
NANS considers this decision as a progressive minded one, coming from the federal government, and congratulating all NOUN graduates and undergraduates, even as we have no doubt that ASUU will also be settled without further delay.