Welcome from the Head of Department
I welcome you to this treasure of handbook and as you settle down explore to experience its values in the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies – the cash cow faculty of the National Open University of Nigeria confirm by Vice-Chancellor. The National Open University of Nigeria is an ODL institution renowned for providing functional, flexible, accessible, cost-effective education adequate for flourishing in the 21st century and beyond. Right from our first inception in July 1983, the mandate of the NOU remained to deliver university education at the doorstep delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate programmes and to meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population of every interested Nigerian and West African.
NOU’s diverse student population is one of our greatest strengths: from recent high school graduates to those seeking career change or improvement to those who have studied elsewhere, our students bring a wide range of valuable perspectives to our learning delivery approaches. Most of our students are working adults who want to strengthen their skills or explore new career paths and very many recent high school graduates—but we also serve a high number of non-traditional students, resulting in a student population that is extremely diverse in terms of age, ethnicity and life experience.
This Students’ handbook contains the regulations for undergraduate and Post-graduate degrees of Faculty Management Sciences as approved and revised by the Senate. It is pertinent that stakeholders of the Department be acquainted with the rules and regulations which govern the programmes in the Department award of Degree and provide student services that contribute to academic success, personal development and career potential through ODL delivery modes. The Faculty continues to maintain a balance between academic programmes and professional programmes in order to satisfy the national needs of the country. The Department has in the last one year developed a self-monitoring mechanism culture of continual measurement of our students’ learning outcomes, create plans for improvement where needed, implement the plans, and track results, always with an eye toward improving our performance.
Finally, the Department meets the challenges of global technological, social and entrepreneurial educational changes by attracting an outstanding staff, with high levels of investment in new approaches to learning resources and facilities rich and diverse programmes are coordinated by staff of outstanding qualities in the department. We look forward to work with you.
Dr. Ibrahim Gaddafi