Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot admitted for Law at NOUN
Nollywood stars Ini Edo and Desmond Elliot were among scores of students matriculated, at the weekend, for various degree programmes at the National Open University, NOUN.
According to reports, the two actors were offered admission to study Law on scholarship by the university.
The excited actress immediately shared the good news with her fans on her Twitter page: “I feel like some 12 years ago. @desmondelliot, we are doing this for real #openuniversi-ty#lawstudent#educationist-hekeytosuccess# if we can do it, you can do it; it is never too late.”
Ini Edo, who first obtained a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo, also bagged a degree in English from the University of Calabar.
Since she joined the nation’s movie industry, otherwise called Nollywood, in 2000, she has appeared in a number of award-winning flicks.
Ini Edo, who is also a producer, is recognised for her charity, as she has reportedly donated sundry items to orphanages at different times in the past years.
It was the same feeling of joy for Desmond Elliot, also a notable movie director, on the occasion. For some time, the rumour making the rounds is that the handsome actor is eyeing politics. Although he has not denied the reports, he doesn’t seem to be interested in calling it quits with acting.
However, since the news of their admission into NOUN broke, not a few have expressed doubt about the likelihood of the two Nollywood stars completing their programme, given the engaging nature of their calling: acting.
A group of commentators also faulted the authorities of the institution for offering the actors admission on scholarship, adding that “it amounts to cheapening the admission process at the expense of others who are genuinely seeking higher education”.
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