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NOUN Student Handbook

Education must be at the core of our nations development and poverty reduction strategy. The inescapable consequences of the cost of lack of education, includes eternal poverty, unemployment and low income. President Olusegun Obasanjo

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HANDBOOK 2006 Handbook Publication This Handbook is published by the Vice Chancellors Office National Open University of Nigeria Editor and Coordinator Femi Peters Associate Editor Christene Ofulue Contributors All Heads of respective Schools and Departments Publications Assistant Francisca Ikalumbe Printed in Nigeria by The REGENT (Printing and Publishing) Ltd. for National Open University of Nigeria The National Open University of Nigeria reserves the right not to offer any programme or course and to decline the enrolment of a student in a programme or course for the reasons of the student demand, or resource constraints or situational circumstance which may have dictated changes in the content of the programme or course.

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VisionThe National Open University of Nigeria is to be regarded as the foremost university providing highly accessible and enhanced quality education anchored by social justice, equity, equality and national cohesion through a comprehensive reach that transcends all barriers.

MissionTo provide functional, cost-effective, flexible learning which adds life-long value to quality education for all who seek knowledge.

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National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters Victoria Island, Lagos5

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his Handbook has been prepared with every effort to ensure accuracy in terms of the information contained herein as at the time of publication. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) management reserves the right to alter, amend and change this Handbook in part and in whole without any notice, in line with the regulations and policies and / or as a result of the need for essential and relevant amendments as necessary.

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ForewordFollowing the commitment and determination of government to democratise education, a major tool for providing enhanced access to tertiary education, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), was resuscitated and launched by President Olusegun Obasanjo on 1st October 2002 as we celebrated the 42nd Anniversary of our political Independence. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) dedicates itself to preparing professionals in various disciplines through the distance learning mode. It offers you a choice of qualifications from Certificate to Diploma to Degrees and stand-alone self development courses through flexible delivery, allowing learners the convenience to choose the time, place, and what to study. In formulating the National Policy on Education in 1977, the Federal Government of Nigeria expressed awareness of the fact that education is the most important instrument of change in any society. And that any fundamental change in the intellectual and social outlook of any society has to be preceded by an educational revolution. To kick start the academic function of NOUN, 10,000 foundation students were registered after a series of nationwide orientation and matriculation exercises in 2004/5. The University has successfully moved into the second semester of operations and registering returning students. At the same time, applications for our second intake of student are being processed with a view to commencing registration of NOUNs next set of new students. Both returning and new students must register for courses of their choice within the limits of their peculiar circumstances dictated by time, location, pace and resources. The purpose of this handbook is to assist you with your registration as a student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), as well as to9

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understand and familiarize yourself with the basic policies and guidelines of the University and its programmes. Your handbook will also be a road map in helping you navigate through this new experience as you will find a lot of answers to some of the questions now going through your minds. I would like to welcome you all especially those Nigerians, interested in taking a bold step in Nigerias experience in revolutionizing tertiary education. Avail yourselves of this new opportunity. You are part of the history and the educational revolution that is very much needed to move our great nation forward and fulfill the manpower requirements of this ever-changing world.

Professor Olugbemiro Jegede Vice Chancellor

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STUDENTS PERSONAL DETAILS(a) This Handbook belongs to: ________________________________ Matriculation Number: ___________________________________ Study Centre: __________________________________________ e-mail address: ________________________________________ Telephone Number: _____________________________________ In the event of an emergency, please contact: _________________ ____________________________________________________ Phone No: ____________________________________________ Relationship: ___________________________________________ Name of your Student Counsellor: _________________________ ____________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ Telephone No of Students Counsellor: _______________________ E-mail:________________________________________________ Tutorial Dates: _______________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Venue: ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________

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Course: __________________ 1st Assignment: _____________ 2nd Assignment: _____________ 3rd Assignment: _____________ 4th Assignment: ______________ Course: ___________________ 1st Assignment: _____________ 2nd Assignment: _____________ 3rd Assignment: _____________ 4th Assignment: _____________ Course: ___________________ 1st Assignment: _____________ 2nd Assignment: _____________ 3rd Assignment: _____________ 4th Assignment: _____________ Course: ___________________ 1st Assignment: _____________ 2nd Assignment: _____________ 3rd Assignment: _____________ 4th Assignment: _____________ Course: ___________________ 1st Assignment: _____________ 2nd Assignment: _____________ 3rd Assignment: _____________ 4th Assignment: _____________ Course: ___________________ 1st Assignment: _____________ 2nd Assignment: _____________ 3rd Assignment: _____________ 4th Assignment: _____________

Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) Due Dates:Course: ____________________ 1st Assignment: ______________ 2nd Assignment: ______________ 3rd Assignment: ______________ 4th Assignment: ______________ Course: ____________________ 1st Assignment: ______________ 2nd Assignment: ______________ 3rd Assignment: ______________ 4th Assignment: ______________ Course: ____________________ 1st Assignment: ______________ 2nd Assignment: ______________ 3rd Assignment: ______________ 4th Assignment: ______________ Course: ____________________ 1st Assignment: ______________ 2nd Assignment: ______________ 3rd Assignment: ______________ 4th Assignment: ______________ Course: ____________________ 1st Assignment: ______________ 2nd Assignment: ______________ 3rd Assignment: ______________ 4th Assignment: ______________ Course: ____________________ 1st Assignment: ______________ 2nd Assignment: ______________ 3rd Assignment: ______________ 4th Assignment: ______________

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TABLE OF CONTENTSForeword by the Vice Chancellor .............................................................. ix Students Personal Details ........................................................................ xi Table of Contents ................................................................................... xiii 1.0 2.0 3.0 NOUN and You ............................................................................ 1 The Importance of Open and Distance Education in Nigeria ......... 3 Objectives of the Nigerian Open and Distance Learning Progr ammes. ....................................................................................... 5 4.0 The Features and Models of Open and Distance Learning Systems in Nigeria ......................................................................... 7 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 13.0 14.0 15.0 16.0 Infrastructure, Logistics and System Delivery ............................. 14 Academic Programmes .............................................................. 26 Learner Support Services ......................................................... 179 Registration and Registration Procedure ................................... 187 Schedule of Fees for all Courses and Programmes .................... 196 Assessment and Evaluation ...................................................... 199 General Advice and Guide to Student ...................................... 225 University Senior Management Staff List .................................. 231 List of NOUN Council Members ................................................. 233 More Questions Answered .....................