NOUN postpones convocation over fear of coronavirus

By Felix Khanoba

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has announced the indefinite postponement of its 9th convocation earlier scheduled for 21 March, 2020.

The move, which is not unconnected with the coronavirus ravaging several countries of the world, will see over 25,000 graduating students of the University waiting a bit longer before formally bowing out from the institution.

A terse statement made available to newsmen in Abuja and personally signed by the Registrar of NOUN, Mr Felix Edoka, said the decision to postpone all the convocation ceremonies was jointly reached by the University’s Governing Council and its Senate.

The statement read: ” The National Open University of Nigeria

(NOUN) wishes to inform the general

public, especially our over 25,000

graduating students, that the 9th

Convocation Ceremonies, scheduled for March 20 and 21, 2020 have been postponed indefinitely.

“The inconvenience caused to our graduating students, family and friends is regretted.

“Council and Senate jointly took the

decision in view of the health dangers inherent in the gathering of a large number of people at this time.”

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