Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will be the cynosure of all eyes when the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, holds its forthcoming convocation for over 5,000 students.
The former president would be conferred with Masters’ Degree in Christian Theology following successful completion of the 2014/2015 academic session.
The convocation ceremony, which is the 5th of the NOUN, is scheduled to hold at University Village, Cadastral Zone, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi, Abuja.
Already, the Management of the institution had concluded arrangements for successful hosting of the convocation ceremony slated for Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16 respectively.
A statement signed by the NOUN’s Director, Media and Information, Dr. Ronke Ogunmakin, said the convocation lecture with the theme: “Open and Distance Education and Socio-Economic Development”, would be delivered by Prof. Nuhu Yaqub, Vice Chancellor, Sokoto State University on Friday, January 15.
According to the statement, the convocation ceremony would feature conferment of certificates, diplomas, bachelor degrees, post graduate diplomas, masters and honorary doctorate degrees on the graduands, who had been found worthy in character and learning.
It further disclosed that the occasion would be used to inaugurate the senate building and the specialist hospital sponsored by TETFUND, while His Royal Majesty, Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Okolio Chikezie, Agubuzu of Olo Kingdom in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, would be formally decorated as the first Chancellor of the university.