Graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) can now participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as well as the Nigerian Law School.
This is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari acceded to the National Open University Amendment Act, to allow the institution to operate like other national universities.
Presidential Assistant on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang disclosed the approval while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja.
He said: "President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which allows the National Open University to operate like all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures eliminating possible discrimination as some use to want to have on its products and programmes.
"It has also allowed the establishment of some centers to be called study centers and given conditions for the establishment of such study centers."
The National Assembly had passed a bill for An Act to Amend the National Open University Act Cap N6 LFN 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2017’.