OOU seeks to give useful learning to its students who will be encouraged to cultivate a world view that facilitates not only the continuous pursuit of academic and moral excellence but also developing their expertise and competence in reducing the quagmire of society’s disease ignorance and squalor. The University shall therefore be rooted in its community and act, at all times, as a beacon and symbol of the spirit of the community (local and national), guardian of its moral and a formulator of its hopes and aspirations.  Accordingly, it shall cultivate a distinct tradition and character that reflect those essential values and nuances that give the host and national communities their distinctive flavour and identity.