The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator representing Kaduna South
Senatorial Zone, Senator Danjuma La’ah, has donated a new complex to the National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN) Centre, for prospective students in the zone.
Speaking during the donation, the lawmaker said the complex, which is located at Kaura Local Government Area, gulped a sum of N145 million.
He added that it was his contribution to making the people in his constituency to assess degree programmes.
“Education is what Southern Kaduna is known for. It has become our major source of livelyhood and the hunger for it is getting more each year. Most of progress is attached to the education we acquire”.
“In other to meet this gap, I have decided to consult NOUN, who gave me permission to build this edifice. I actually started it sometimes back, even before I became a Senator.
The physical structure alone is over N100 million. I have so far invested N45 million in just the furnishing. When fully operational, it will have state-of-the art computers and gadgets specifically configured for long distance teaching.
“The centre will also run programmes with Harvard University and some few renowned International Institutes, using latest 3D video Technology.
“This NOUN campus will also be a Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, centre because it has a 450-seater capacity amphitheatre, complete computers and other accessories. But the centre is primarily for courses coordinated and run by NOUN”, he said.