The Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Abdalla Adamu, in his speech disclosed that NOUN was graduating 14,769 students across the disciplines, which marked the largest number of students so far graduated in the university, adding that, among the first degree graduates are 41 first class holder
“But our greatest pride, today, however, is the graduation of our first Ph.D. student, and he is no less a person than His Excellency, Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President and also a Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’,Adamu said.
“His patience and perseverance in pursuing a doctorate degree program at his age, station and status in life, is a roadmap to all of us and clearly communicates three credo: you are never too old to learn, you are never too powerful to learn and you are never too full of learning, “the VC said.
Apparently thrilled and impressed with former President academic feat at his age, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has expressed his delight with the way the former president went back to school and equally promised to enroll for an academic programme in NOUN after his second term in office.
“Establishment of NOUN is a great vision. I did not know the magnitude of this university, until when I came for the first time today,” the governor emphasised.
“With former president as your Ph.D. student and having graduated 14, 771 students today, you are achieving your mandate of democratisation of knowledge. That is taking knowledge to the people wherever they live’, Dickson said at the convocation