NOUN is an ODL institution with headquarters in Abuja
National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja

The attention of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has been drawn to a story making the rounds that the institution is recruiting people as members of its staff.

In a press release signed by the director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Mr. Ibrahim Sheme, the university distanced itself from an advertorial mischievously published in the social media and captioned “National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Recruitment 2020 and How to Apply.” The fraudulent publication is allegedly pushed out to the public principally by two notorious online platforms, Opera News ( and Financial Watch (

The University hereby informs the general public that this story is fake and therefore should be dismissed for what it is. The public should beware of the kind of stuff those purveyors of falsehood dish out to gullible readers with the apparent reason of attracting hits to their websites.

The public should also understand that after fully complying with the Federal Government’s directive to join the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), NOUN cannot employ anyone without government approval.

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