AUN, Yar’Adua Foundation to Host University Fair, Honor Valedictorian

On July 8 in Abuja, the University is co-hosting its first University Fair with the Yar’Adua Foundation.


The University Fair will be sponsored by the Yar’Adua Foundation, an indigenous charity established by the friends, family, and associates of the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua to honor and continue his legacy of service to the nation through funding scholarships and other educational projects. Former Nigerian Vice President and AUN founder Atiku Abubakar serves on its board of trustees as vice chair.

The Fair scheduled for kick-off at 11 o’clock will not only be informative, but also fun.  It will bring together up and coming young artistes to the Yar'Adua Center in the Federal capital.  There will be short talks by the management of the Foundation, the University, and other major contributors to this cause.  The maiden University Fair will provide an opportunity for young people to learn about all the opportunities that the Foundation and AUN have to offer to them.

The Center will also use the University Fair as an opportunity to honor Immaculata Onyinye Onuigbo, one of its 24 merit scholars selected from across Nigeria.  Ms. Onuigbo, who hails from Enugu State, recently emerged as the 2017 Valedictorian at AUN.  

College-ready students from invited schools in the Abuja area will have a chance to meet and talk with some of the merit scholars who have passed through AUN.  They will also have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the practical details of applying for scholarships.  

The Fair will feature special appearances by Big Brother Naija contestant,  alum Bobai “DJ Bally” Ballat, and other Abuja-based artistes.

By Nelly Ating

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