Oba of Benin installed as chancellor, advocates NOUN graduate inclusion in NYSC 

The Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolor, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has appealed to the federal government to include National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) graduates in the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme. 

The monarch also called on the government to consider a robust funding for the University, even as he cautioned against establishing University with dual roles in order to ensure that standards are upheld.

This was contained in a statement issued by Osaigbovo Iguobaro,  the Chief Press Secretary to the Oba of Benin and made available to Blueprint.

The spokesman explained that the traditional ruler made the remark on Saturday during his installation as the Chancellor of  NOUN in Abuja.

Osaigbovo also  said  the installation was with a mandate for the monarch to improve on the fortunes of the University towards achieving the core mandate of the  institution.

He stated that the visitor to the University, President Bola Tinubu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Tanko Sununu, decorated the traditional ruler at the 13th Convocation/investiture Ceremony of the University.

According to statement, “the Royal father was also conferred with Honoris Causa, Doctor in Public Administration of National Open University of Nigeria.

“The Oba commended the University’s Management for its commitment to service where a total of 22,175 graduates bagged various Degrees and merit Awards.”