The Nationwide Open College of Nigeria (NOUN) says its printing press, which is nearly prepared, will probably be commissioned in January 2019.
NOUN’s Director of Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, in a press release in Abuja, stated the college had acquired cutting-edge machines able to dealing with the college’s printing wants.
He stated it was an revolutionary transfer by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, focused at chopping the excessive price of outsourcing the manufacturing of scholars’ examine supplies and maximising inside effectivity.
Sheme revealed that NOUN had registered a industrial entity with the Company Affairs Fee (CAC) in order that it might deal with different clients’ printing jobs.
He quoted the vice-chancellor as saying that one of many causes the establishment acquired the printing press was as a result of industrial printer took benefit of NOUN.
“First, many industrial printers drive us to print extra copies of examine supplies than we’d like, all within the identify of -the extra, the cheaper.
“That is extra so for programs with few college students; but we at all times find yourself with hundreds after all supplies as surplus, and finally need to get rid of them at a loss.
“With our personal press, we will print on demand for the precise variety of college students we now have since our predominant focus is to serve the scholars and to not make exploitative income that the outsourced industrial printers do.
“Secondly, we found that many Research Centres complain of lack of examine supplies, although these are uploaded as PDF information on our web site. However we do perceive that many individuals would like to have the printed variations as they might not have entry to web always.’’
The vice-chancellor stated additional that the cumbersome technique of outsourcing the printing of the examine supplies meant that college students must look forward to weeks and even months earlier than the supplies get to them.
“With the institution of our personal press, we now have now eradicated the necessity for contracting the printing of any sort of printed materials – whether or not examine supplies, calendars, banners, posters, fliers, journals, magazines, educational books, or monographs.”
The vice chancellor added thirdly, that the establishment might henceforth management the standard of the output – notably the format, design and graphics, thus enriching the content material of the supplies.
Adamu stated that the press and the course builders and lecturers have been all in the identical place, NOUN Abuja headquarters.
“So it’s straightforward to impact corrections, thus saving time, which is inconceivable with outsourced printers who print with many errors since they don’t seem to be lecturers and due to this fact haven’t any mental understanding of what they’re printing.”
The vice-chancellor said that the NOUN Press might compete with any printing press within the nation, contemplating the huge array of contemporary printing machines it has acquired.
“We’re completely satisfied, due to this fact, to state that we now have fully stopped giving out contract for any sort of printing within the Nationwide Open College of Nigeria,” he stated.