The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Saturday, graduated a number of 28,740 students. They consist of 21,339 undergraduates and 7,401 post graduates.
Prof Olufemi Peters, vice-chancellor of NOUN, at the 12th convocation ceremony in Abuja, said 58 of the graduates were inmates of various correctional centres in the country.
He congratulated the students, and charged them to apply themselves in whatever capacity with integrity as true ambassadors of NOUN.
He said, “I am delighted to inform you that it is now 20 years since the resuscitation of the National Open University of Nigeria and commencement of academic activities therein.
“This convocation therefore marks the commencement of activities to commemorate the resuscitation of the university.
“At the undergraduate level, we are presenting a total of 21,339 students, six students made First-Class degree; 2,306 students had Second Class Upper Division; 11,075 had Second Class Lower Division.
“5,558 had Third Class Degree. We also recorded 279 students’ Passes. We are graduating a total of 2,057 students in the Bachelor of Nursing Science Programme.
“85 of these are graduating with distinction; 1,231 are graduating with credit; while 75 are graduating with Pass degrees in the new classification system.”