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National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Department of Environmental Health Sciences Secures Full Nuc Accreditation

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the Department of Environmental Health Sciences from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) full accreditation.

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NOUN NUC Accreditation

This achievement showcases the university’s provision of top-quality education and her commitment to academic excellence in environmental health.

Accreditation Process and Support

Vice-Chancellor of the NOUN, Prof. Olufemi Peters, and the Dean of the Health Science faculty, Prof. Shehu Usman, expressed their gratitude in a congratulatory letter for the support provided in receiving accreditation.

The letter emphasized the important role played by the university in procuring laboratory equipment, renovating facilities, and building the Abuja model study center, the Environmental Village.

Maintaining Accreditation Status

The Vice-Chancellor was assured by Prof.Shehu Usman that the Health Sciences Faculty would continue to work effortlessly to maintain the full accreditation status of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Nursing Sciences.

This commitment will ensure that NOUN remains at the forefront of providing high-quality education in these fields.

Celebrating Two Decades of NOUN

In a related development, NOUN recently held a round-table discussion to mark its 20th anniversary.

The event, titled “NOUN in the Nigeria Higher Education System: Impact, Achievements, and Next Steps,” featured prominent personalities such as Emeritus Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, a former Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, and Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe.

Participants thoroughly examined NOUN’s journey, impact, and prospects in the Nigerian higher education system.


As NOUN continues to grow and develop, it is set to remain a leading institution in Nigeria, offering students diverse educational opportunities and contributing significantly to the nation’s academic landscape.

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