FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the premier Open and Distance Learning University in Nigeria, and the largest both in Nigeria and the African continent. As an academic institution, it has a good crop of academics that engage in teaching on the peculiar Open and Distance Learning platform but also engage in research.

To encourage academic work, publication of good research results and dissemination for development, academic institutions engage in publishing academic works. In order to encourage academics to be engaged in cutting-edge research that would be relevant for national development and of global significance, the university encourages the publishing of journals with quality editorial board.

The NOUN Journal of Physical and Life Sciences (NJPLS) is a harmonized journal of the National Open University of Nigeria jointly worked by three science based faculties: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. It boasts of peer review by sound scholars and cohorts of academically accomplished editorial board members.

It is my delight to introduce to you the NOUN Journal of Physical and Life Sciences, the first in the series of the university’s harmonized journals to be funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu
Vice-Chancellor
National Open University of Nigeria