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

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

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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

In a congratulatory letter, the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Olufemi Peters, and the Dean of the Health Science faculty, Prof. Shehu Usman, expressed their gratitude for the support received in obtaining accreditation.

The letter underscored the crucial role played by the university in acquiring laboratory equipment, renovating facilities, and establishing the Abuja model study center known as the Environmental Village.

Maintaining Accreditation Status

Professor Shehu Usman assured the Vice-Chancellor that the Health Sciences Faculty is committed to working diligently to uphold the full accreditation status of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Nursing Sciences.

This dedication aims to ensure that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) continues to lead in providing high-quality education in these fields.

Celebrating Two Decades of NOUN

In a related development, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) recently conducted a round-table discussion to commemorate its 20th anniversary.

Titled “NOUN in the Nigeria Higher Education System:

Impact, Achievements, and Next Steps

The event featured distinguished personalities, including Emeritus Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, a former Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, and Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe.

The participants thoroughly examined NOUN’s journey, impact, and prospects within 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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