School of Graduate Studies Holds Orientation for New Students

Dean of the School of Graduate studies, Dr. Charles Nche, said students who graduate from the program become better prepared to make an impact in their communities.

Dr. Nche addressed the new graduate students on August 24, at a session to inform them about the offerings of the program.

For anyone who chooses to pursue a graduate program, it comes with many sacrifices--time not spent with one’s family or friends, time not devoted to one’s job, even a lack of time for leisure or sleep.  The Dean assured the students that such sacrifices would pay off if they were diligent in their studies.  “At AUN, the courses together with the experienced, first rate faculty and the study environment make for the best graduate education you can ever get.”

Recognizing that quality is ingrained in the University’s philosophy, the dean said that the faculty members at AUN are always willing to assist them in their academic pursuits.  “AUN provides you with outstanding faculty and we in the graduate school are going to make sure you get the best help possible.”

He reminded them of the University’s core values:  Excellence, Integrity, and Service.  He said they should imbibe these values and exhibit them in all they do.  “We believe you will be excellent in anything you do, you will do it with integrity, and more importantly you will provide service to your community, your country, and Africa at the completion of this program.”

Deans Mathias Fonkam of SITC, and Attahir Yusuf of SBE, who was represented by Dr. Hassan Yusuf of the Business and Administration & Marketing department, also addressed the students.

Dr. Yusuf told the students to feel free to approach any of the professors whenever they have need.  “The level of friendship here is actually amazing.  We are friends and we chat as friends.  Not the servant-master relationship.”

by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa

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