The management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has disclosed that it will hold that virtual matriculation will be held on June 13th for fresh students of the university in line with the COVID-19 Lockdown. This was contained in a statement by the NOUN Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Ibrahim Sheme.
According to him, the activities would be conducted virtually and beamed live through Zoom from remote locations without the students being physically present.
He advised students to download the Zoom app, to enable them to participate from home or any other location, adding that the application password would be communicated to them soon.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, is expected to deliver an address while the Registrar, Mr Felix Idoka will administer oaths on the matriculating students by the Registrar, Mr Felix Idoka.
Meanwhile, the university has withdrawn its earlier announcement that students could collect academic gowns from their various study centres for the matriculation ceremony, saying it was issued in error.
A statement from the registrar’s office noted that it would be impossible to conduct an exercise of that nature physically, due to the lockdown.
“The centre directors have been told not to open any study centre or allow a gathering of students until the ban on all tertiary institutions is lifted by the Federal Government,” Sheme said.