The National Open University of Nigeria ( NOUN ) has appealed to Enugu State Government to encourage communities to establish study
centers of the university for the acquisition of knowledge at the grassroots under public /private partnership arrangement.
Speaking during the courtesy visit to Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House Enugu, the Vice Chancellor of the
University, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu said that the request for the expansion became necessary in view of the increasing number of
students in its Enugu campus which are over 19,000 in number.
Prof. Adamu noted that the proposed study centers when established would be of immense benefits to the communities and the state at large
as it will generate employment and empowerment for people from the areas, who are expected to provide the workforce for the centers in
their various communities.
Prof Adamu, who described Enugu Study Center as one of the most critical centers in the country, disclosed that the university has
been offering free education to prisoners in the country to give access to knowledge notwithstanding their state of incarceration.
The Vice Chancellor commended President Mohammed Buhari for his intervention in the establishment of the new main campus of the
university at Abuja through the release of fund for the completion of the project by TETFUND.