NOUN cancels semester method of conducting examinations

THE National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has cancelled the recently approved restructuring of examinations by semester.

The new policy on the conduct of the university examinations had restricted its process to semester by semester, against the flexible policy of NOUN and has to be cancelled with immediate effect.

Registrar of the university, Mr Felix Edoka, who announced the cancellation, informed all staff and students of the university in a memo that the decision was arrived at during the 87th meeting of the University Management Committee held in Abuja on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

The meeting, which was chaired by the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Femi Peters, discussed a number of issues, including the conduct of university examinations, a statement by the Director, Media and Publicity, NOUN, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, said on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Mr Edoka, “The new policy on the conduct of the university examinations which restricted its process to semester by semester has been cancelled with immediate effect.”

He announced that the university’s examination process has now been reverted to the former method where students will be examined in all courses during examinations, adding that student admission and registration will now be a continuous process in keeping with the university’s policy of flexibility and accessibility.

The registrar assured that management is desirous of tackling to the barest minimum all identified challenges facing the conduct of the university examinations, admissions and registration.

He appealed for calm, patience and understanding of all stakeholders in the business of moving the university forward.

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