National Open University of Nigeria: History, Courses and Online Application

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN is federal university operating as open and distance learning institution, established in 1983 and resuscitated in 2022 by the Obasanjo led administration.

History of National Open University

This university, fondly called NOUN, was established in July 1983, with a vision of providing education down to the doorsteps of every interested Nigerian. Although suspended in 1984, and thereafter resuscitate by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2002, it has proven to be an Open and Distance (ODL) learning institution providing flexible, functional, cost-effective education for flourishing in the 21st century and beyond as well as leveraging on Information and Computer Technologies to deliver an education designed for the global economy. 

With over 5 faculties, training and accredited certificate programs. The headquarters is situated in Jabi Abuja, with it’s Lagos head study centre located at 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island, Lagos, Abuja study centre and other study centres located across various cities in the country.

Degree Awarding Programmes

  1. Agricultural Economics        
  2. Agricultural Extension
  3. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  4. Animal Production
  5. Beverage Management
  6. Biology      
  7. Business Communication    
  8. Chemistry 
  9. Computer Science
  10. Tourism
  11. Facility Maintenance Management       
  12. Farm Management     
  13. Fisheries and Wildlife 
  14. Food and Nutrition     
  15. Food Science and Technology      
  16. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  17. Home Economics        
  18. Hospitality & Travel Management                  
  19. Hospitality Management     
  20. Literature in English
  21. Mathematics     
  22. Physics
Online Registration Portal
Prospective applicants and students can access the noun portal for registration and onboarding of all necessary resource materials. NOUN has a robust portal for deployment of all academic materials and administrative activities.

The official noun registration and resource portal is
NOUN portal

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