NOUN solicits assembly’s support for more study centres in Plateau

National Open University of Nigeria solicited support of Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA) establishment of more study centres in state.Associate Professor, Phillip Tachin, Director of Jos Study Centre of NOUN, made request during a courtesy call on the assembly’s Speaker, Abok Ayuba,on Tuesday in Jos, saying that the state deserved more than one study centre.Tachin stated that the Jos Study Centre was among the first study centres in the country but had remained the only one  in Plateau.

He stated that centre had over 4000 students drawn from all local government areas of state.“

Plateau deserves more than one study centre, because it is a huge state that high for educational needs teeming population.“More study centres means more investment not only in education of people but it also means massive job opportunities for indigenes of Plateau,” he said.Tachin further said that the existing study centre in Jos served as a zonal centre in the aspect of modern e-library and proposed zonal law programmes, adding that it needed additional that could help in maximum quality service delivery. 

 One of such, according to him, was additional building to accommodate computer-based exams, e-library and other activities. Ayuba in his response, said that the assembly appreciated what NOUN had been doing to bridge the gap in education in Plateau, assuring the study centre director that his request would be submitted to the House on Education for consideration. “

When the completes its assignment, we will meet with Gov. Simon Lalong to ensure that more centres are created in the state. “We know that the governor passion for education and we believe he will do something immediately,” he assured, urging Plateau students studying in various institutions of higher learning to take their studies seriously. (NAN)