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Inside this tutorial, you’re going to learn everything about the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN

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Brief History of the National Open University of Nigeria - NOUN

The National Open University of Nigeria is a strong institution. One among Nigeria’s foremost – and solely fundamental of open and distance learning at university level. It was established on the 22 July 1983 as a springboard for open and distance learning in Nigeria. It absolutely was then suspended by the govt. On 25th of April, 1984.

However, its rejuvenation began on the 12th of April 2001 by the former President of Nigeria - Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo.

It’s additionally the country’s biggest tertiary establishment once we speak of student numbers. In 2011, NOUN was about 57,759 students.

The National Open University of Nigeria operates from its body Headquarters situated in Abuja. Nigeria, they have study centers everywhere in the country.

NOUN University Mission Statement

To give practical, cost-efficient, versatile learning that adds life-long price to quality education.

To be considered the foremost University providing extremely accessible and increased quality education anchored by social justice, equity and equality.

To extend the access of all Nigerians to formal and non-formal education in an exceedingly manner convenient to their circumstances.

Key Points

Gaining admission into the school system is easy, transparent and based on merit. It doesn't require you the task of sitting for JAMB Examination exercise like other conventional universities in Nigeria.

Currently, they provide over fifty programs and 750 courses, ranging from certificate to diploma and degree level, and stays as a powerful commitment to international standard.


Tutor Marked Assessment (TMAs) is a marking scheme for NOUN, and it contributes 30% of the student total mark. Point to Note, this same as Test in other learning institutions.

The Student is expected to answer or submit four (4) NOUN TMA. Then, her Best three solved TMAs will be selected and marked by 30%.

The Assignment is to be done at your pace and convince in as much as you don't exceed the giving time (deadline) for submission because it has a closing date.

Then, the final examination takes 70% score mark hence, making TMAs necessary if a student must come out with a more excellent result.

Why Go to the National Open University

  • Efficient Learning Platform
  • Affordable
  • Grants you the privilege to work & Learn

What students are saying...

Fantastic school, that enable all both workers and non-workers to study and obtain good knowledge about life and even future to come. Thank you for the privilege!
 Victor Onyeka
Computer Science

National Open University is the best. Admission is very easy. The first day I was at Noun that i went to make an inquiry on how to be a student, after some few minutes with the student counselor; I went to the bank to pay for the Noun form. When i came back to the study centre at the ICT all my details was filled and to my greatest surprise - I was offered an admission, after reading the letter I could not believe it, I had to ask a lady standing close to me to read the letter again for me and she also show me hers. Studying at Noun is very Nice affordable and reliable. And today am a graduate of Noun.
Samerah Abdul
Data Management

Truly, the way NOUN is progressing, very soon the CONVENTIONAL UNIVERSITIES in Nigeria will be relegated to the background. 
Abdulmumini Kimo
Faculty of Law

Who can apply for Admission into NOUN?

  • Interested candidates
  • Someone having a Complete 5 Credits in his/her SSCE
  • Even if you're upto 40 years and above, COME!
Then, How do i apply for admission? which you're asking already inside you

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How To Apply For Admission

You see, Noun Admission processes are so fast with less stress when compared with other Nigerian universities. I remembered how smooth it was at about three years ago when i newly got admitted into the Noun school of Science & Technology (now, Faculty of Sciences). It didn’t take me up to a week to get screened, Submitted my Files and its requirements for admission
Go back the following week to pick my Matriculation Number, then move further to make my payments and all that
If at all, Noun Admission Process changed – it won’t still be much


How To Register Student Information on the New NOUN Portal

1. Click on or visit noun official website: www.nouonline.net (formerly www.nouonline.com)
2. Click on the menu button
3. Click on "Register"
4. Fill the form with your details as required. (See illustrations )
5. Click on "Submit" at the bottom of the page
6. Check the bottom of the page after submission to see if the registration was successful.
7. If the registration is not successful, please visit the study centre for manual registration. 

If registration is successful, then you can proceed to "Login" with your matric number and the username you earlier created during registration.

How To Make Payments into NOUN eWallet

1. Login with your matric number and password
2. Click on the menu button (If you are accessing the NOU Site with a mobile phone)
3. Click on "Manage Wallet" and then click on "Load wallet".
4. Fill in the required information, and as a precaution, you might like to correct the phone number by adding the first zero at the beginning.
5. In the payment options tab, select "Bank Branch"
6. Click on "Pay" and the site will direct you to the Remita page where you will see your RRR payment code (they are numbers separated by hyphens (dashes)).
7. Copy the RRR code and proceed to pay at any commercial bank.
8. At the bank, fill your teller usually like any other teller; Noun Account number if available but not mandatory. The account name should be National Open University of Nigeria and Depositor's name should be your name (even though you are sending someone to make the payment on your behalf). 
9. Collect the customer copy of the teller and also obtain the printout of the Remita Receipt.

N/B: Remember to write the RRR Code at the top of your teller (in any space you find at the top).

You are STRONGLY advised to keep all the tellers and receipts together in a safe place till you graduate as they may be required at one point or the other, and are usually needed at the point of graduation from the school where you may be needed to present _at least_ 3 of them...They often screen students with this requirement.

How To Register NOUN Courses & Examination

2. Login with your matric number and password as required
3. Click on the Menu button and select "Registration" and then click on "Semester Registration" to register your semester.
4. Fill the form that appears.
5. Then Click on "Print" to print out the form (advisable) and click on "Submit" to submit your entry.
6. Now, Proceed to click on "Register Courses" and then "Register Exams" to fill the required information and complete your course and exam registrations respectively.

Tip 1: Under "Semester", select "1st Semester 2017" (meaning the first semester that you are experiencing in 2017... remember that the school has two semesters in a year).
Tip 2: Under "Semester Count," you are meant to fill in the total number of Active semesters that you have spent in NOUN to date. 
Hence, if you are currently in the 2nd semester of 300 level, it means that your semester count is 6. The semester count is what determines the courses that will load into your portal after you complete this registration.
Tip 3: You will not be able to do any course registration until there is enough money in your e-wallet to cover such registrations. You will also not be able to do any exam registration for any course if such a course had not been previously registered under course registration.

How To Answer & Solve NOUN TMA Questions

1. Login to www.nouonline.net with your matric number and password.
2. Click on "Courses" and then click on "Tutor Marked Assignments"
3. Select the course to be treated, and you are ready to go.

(i) You will not find any courses here if you have not completed your course registration.
(ii) You will also be able to check your exam results later using this same "Courses" button.

How To Calculate NOUN School Fees 2018

For Course Registration

  1. Every one or Two unit course costs N2,000
  2. Every Three unit course costs N2,500
  3. When you approach your final year, Projects and IT (which are six units each) now cost N6,000 (it was initially N15,000)

For Exam Registration

  1. Exam Registration for any course is N1000/course regardless of the units
  2. You do not need to register IT/SIWES, Seminars or Projects for exams, and you only register them under course registration.

For Compulsory Fees

  1. Compulsory fee for ANY semester is now N18,000 (unlike before when it was N23k and N13k)

Note this:
Most departments are required to register at least one Elective course per semester while some are required to register at least two elective courses per semester. 

In addition to the core courses listed in the outline (but they might list up to 3 to 4 elective courses in some cases, and it is your choice to select whichever suits you or all of them if you wish). Sometimes, you might not get any electives in the outline for a particular semester, but whenever you have them, you must select at least one of them (meaning one or more).

What your total school fee for a particular semester entail?
Your total school fee is made up of the following:

Compulsory fee + Total Course Registration fees + Total Exam Fee

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