On February 28, students of Austin International Science Academy, Dubeli, near Yola, came on an excursion to AUN.
The Executive Director of Communications, Daniel Okereke, received them on behalf of the Vice President of University Relations, Abba Tahir, at the Admin Building II.
The 40 students on the visiting team were impressed by the beautification of the AUN campus. Mr. Okereke told them the administration building is energy-efficient, while the open office concept encourages better communication, transparency and team building.
The students were led to the Admissions department in the building where Assistant Director Usman Isa, received them and explained to them how they could gain admissions into AUN.
“We have four undergraduate schools. To gain admission into any of them, you have to meet the requirements. Your performance at the senior secondary school level is very important because your SS 1, 2, and 3 grades will be assessed.”
Besides the SSS transcripts, he mentioned other vital requirements such as WAEC/NECO, JAMB, and a recommendation letter. He also told the students that at AUN they could work some hours, gain experience, and earn some income, under the Work Study Program, a unique feature of American-style education.
Chemistry and Math teacher, Michael Oloyede, who led the students, said the trip would broaden the horizon of the students, and boost their confidence and influence their career choices.
A JSS 2 student, Princess Ndulue, said he used to think that AUN is small. “What I saw has blown my mind.”
Another JSS 2 student, Angel Ezenwanne, who aspires to be a journalist, said she was motivated by what she saw. She admired InsideAUN, the University’s newsletter she was given and said she has never seen such a quality publication.
At the university library, the Reference Services Manager, Ms. Abigail Dauda, told them that AUN differs from a conventional library as most of the books are in the electronic format.
The students also visited the Atiku Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture & Development, housed in the library building. The Community Outreach Assistant, Hajia Turai Kadir, received them. Here, the students learned of the many development projects that the university has implemented. They include the popular USAID-sponsored Technology Enhanced Learning for All (TELA) which reached over 20,000 children-beneficiaries in Adamawa State.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa