Former president of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, is now a bona fide staff of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), as he inspected his office space at the institution's Abeokuta Study Centre on Tuesday, in his capacity as a facilitator.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, had soon after the former president’s graduation with PhD in January, appointed him as a facilitator.
A facilitator is a part-time academic coordinator for students in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system which open universities operate.
Obasanjo, the first PhD graduate of the university, received his certificate in Christian Theology during NOUN's 7th Convocation ceremony earlier this year in Abuja.
The director of the Abeokuta centre, Prof. Ibrahim Salawu, who was on hand to show Obasanjo his office, said this became necessary following his appointment as a facilitator.
Salawu, who led the former president, in company of other members of staff on a familiarisation tour of the centre, said it was a pleasure having him around as a colleague in the academia.
Obasanjo expressed satisfaction at the office space allotted him and promised to work for the progress of the university.
Well done Dr Obasanjo
Baba you are too much sir.
Congratulations my amiable and capable former president of Nigeria,Dr Obasanjo, now a facilitator in Noun. You are too much Sir.
May God continue to enlarge your coast.
I wish to be in your class one day sir. Well done sir.
Dr. Obasanjo, it's good to have you as one of our facilitators at NOUN.
I would have been very happy and fulfilled if you can be my facilitator in my MSc study at NOUN.
Looking forward to be a Dr. at NOUN like you...
You are welcome sir!
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