16 Most Important Questions and Answers About National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN)

We’ve received several questions from aspirants, and students of the National Open University of Nigeria, and I must say, that answering their questions has been lots of fun.

However, I’ve concluded that answering the same question over and over again is not “too” much fun, which has led me to create this NOUN’s Q&A page today.

Question 1: I need to know the Payment breakdown:

To know the payment breakdown of the institution, we’ll advise you to visit the portal at www.nou.edu.ng, Click on  News Update.

Then proceed and click on the Payment Schedule for NOUN Students.

Question 2; How do I apply for a program in NOUN:

Please take note that applying for a program in NOUN means you are already admitted, getting admission into the academic institution is pretty easy.

You can get the full details and procedure for registration by logging on to the school portal. Proceed and click on Procedure for Online Application. You can commence your application for admission into NOUN here.

3. I want to know the admission requirements for me to study a course in NOUN:

The requirement for admission into the National Open University of Nigeria (noun) isn’t much, unlike other Nigerian tertiary institutions. You can apply for admission into NOUN online through its official portal.

See the complete requirements for admission into NOUN by Clicking here.

4. Which Commercial Bank do I make Payments to?

Bank Name: Zenith Bank;
Account Number: Ask the customer care for NOUN’s payment details.

  • Bank Name: Oceanic Bank;
Account Number: Ask the customer care for NOUN’s payment details.

Bank Name:  Skye Bank Plc;
Account Number: Ask customer care for NOUN’s payment details.

Bank Name: First City Monument Bank;
Account No: Ask the customer care for NOUN’s payment details.

5. How much is a course material?

The noun course material is provided for free for all students, you can choose your course material here, but please, take note that these materials are provided only for educational purposes, refrain from selling it, because if caught, you will face the full consequences of the law.

6. How Long does NOUN Programmes Take?

This depends solely on your course/program. However, to be certain, please visit your study center or nearest study center for confirmation depending on the program you are running with the institution.

7. I am a student/applicant  I forgot my password, how do I get it back?

If you forget your password to login to your NOU dashboard. Just proceed and click on the forgot password link, then enter your Matric Number/Application form number.

Wait for a second, and your password will be displayed on your screen. You can also send a copy to your email address, so as not to forget it again. A short pencil is better than a long memory.

8. I am now married or due to one reason or the other, I want to add/remove/change my name.

Congratulation on your marriage, but this can’t stop your education. You can easily apply for a change of name through your study center and hold on while it is being processed by the management board of the academic institution.

However, issues and cases like this are collated in batches and directed to the appropriate channel for verification before reflecting in your new profile on this portal.

9. I want to change my password to a new password:

Currently, you can’t change your password, but as of the moment of compiling this article, the school management has commissioned its website design team to ensure that all students can change their password anytime they like.

10. If I graduate from NOUN, will NYSC mobilize me for the 1 Year compulsory Youth Service Scheme?

Yes, it has finally been approved. But for some noun study centres though. You can see more details on Nysc accepting noun graduates.

Finally, if you have any questions, then don’t hesitate to forward your queries to any of the email addresses below;

  • customercare@noun.edu.ng,
  • centralinfo@noun.edu.ng
  • admissions@noun.edu.ng.

11. If I graduate in NOUN as a Law Student, will I be admitted to LAW School?

Right now, the school administration is fighting hard to ensure that all noun law students who graduated, are accepted into the Nigeria Bar Association. But we advise you to contact the school customer support through any of the email ids below;

  • customercare@noun.edu.ng,
  • centralinfo@noun.edu.ng
  • admissions@noun.edu.ng.

12. NOUN  Study Center Addresses Nationwide and contacts?:

There are currently, more than 40 noun study centres in Nigeria, but to know the nearest study centre in your area, then check out this article of all NOUN study centres and related regions, including Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern parts of Nigeria.

13. NOUN Headquarters?

The headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria (noun) 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

Mobile Phone: +234 807 507-4911,
Fax: +234 1 271-2665.

14. I have been offered admission and I am through with my registration; How Do I receive Lectures?

Congratulation on your admission into the prestigious varsity, you’re welcome. Please visit your study center or Contact the school through your study center or send a mail to any of the email addresses below:

  • customercare@noun.edu.ng,
  • centralinfo@noun.edu.ng
  • admissions@noun.edu.ng.

15. How do I get my course materials OR My Course Materials are not available or Complete?

CLICK HERE to get all course materials available for NOUN students.

16. I need to know the full academic calendar?

You can check the NOUN academic calendar for the current academic session by Clicking Here.

Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to Your Questions About NOUN.

We have gone through our comments and here are the top 14 most asked questions about NOUN! We are not just listing the questions here, but with the help of NOUN officials and staff members, here are the VERY best answers to Your questions, which are listed below.

NOUN Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

1. Why are the following programs not offered:

  • Accountancy,
  • Economics,
  • Political Science,
  • Business Administration,
  • Sociology,
  • Library Science?

Answer: Like other conventional universities, NOUN cannot start all programs at the time. However, the present collection of available programs was informed by a market survey which revealed the areas of lack/insufficient professional hands in the society.

Question 2: Please can you take time to fully explain what Criminology and Security Studies and, Peace and Conflict Resolution are all about. Are they in any way similar or associated with/to Law?

Answer: Here’s an explanation as to what criminology and Security Studies is: This is a program that is very relevant to the activities of Security agents.

Peace and Conflict Resolution: While Peace and Conflict Resolution is a program that is associated and relevant to the present-day needs as per resolving conflicts around the world.

For example, in Nigeria, there is a commission that is set up for this particular purpose. For the three programs, there are common courses which are offered.

Question 3: Can a law be put in place for multinational companies to request for NOUN students for industrial training?

Answers: This law can not be put in place for now, because this is not even DONE by the Nigerian Universities and, NOUN is not an exception to this.

Question 4: Will I serve after graduation, that is, will I be able to serve in NYSC?

Answer: Yes! all NOUN graduands will serve their country. However, since NYSC specifies Age, ONLY students whose age falls within the NYSC age range will serve the nation.

Question 5: Can I write the NOUN examination in any Study Centre which is closest to me?

Answer: Even if you are not closer to your study center during the exam period, you can not, and will not write the exam in any other study center. You can only write your exam at the Study Centre which holds your registration record.

Question 6: When do I go for NOUN registration?

Answer: The date of commencement of registration will be communicated to you through the platform news portal at NOUN registration.

Question 7: Can anyone change their study center after successful registration?

Answer: Absolutely Yes! You can do so, but with clearly stated reasons for the change which you must submit to the new center. Please meet your leader before making such a move.

Question 8: Why can’t aspirants/students register once in a session instead of every semester?

Answer: Well, it would be nice to register once a session, but the truth is that you have to pay per semester, and this is because payments are determined by the number of courses one offers per semester. Hope you understand.

Question 9: Can payment be made by installment (half payment)?

Answer: No, NOUN is not an exception in this, other Nigeria Universities also made it clear that you can’t make payment by installment.

However, if you are having financial difficulties, you can pick the number of courses you can afford at a time, which is why we made it mandatory for students to register per session.

Question 10: Can we purchase our course materials from bookshops?

The answer is clearly No. You must buy them in your study centers. However, you can purchase/buy other materials that can help you with your studies.

Question 11: When do I resume?

Answer: Well, every academic institution has its protocols, in NOUN, the resumption date is usually communicated to the student through the NOUN website. The date should be written on the admission letter, if not, then you can go to the nearest study center and inquire.

Question 12: Please does NOUN operate on the principle of awaiting results?

Answer: No.

Question 13: Can any student enter into 200level in Noun, when you have lower credit in a National Diploma (ND) result?

Answer: sorry, but you must have upper credit to start from 200 level. Except for some study centers where they’ll give you a pass. You can try out the study centers in your state and see if they’ll accept you.

Question 14:  please how much is the Political Science 200 level 2nd Semester fee?

Answer: School Fees: Thirteen thousand Naira Only (N13,000). This is because the registration depends on the outline of the new course. But the examination registration would be Ten thousand Naira Only (10k).

First semester 200 level students are required to pay twenty-three thousand Naira for school fees.

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