At a dinner hosted on May 17, AUN recognized all graduating members of the Honor Society.
The AUN Founder, H.E. Atiku Abubakar, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff attended the banquet. Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, also accompanied the Founder alongside other associates and dignitaries.
President Dekle said on the occasion that students had made AUN proud of their achievements. “Tonight, we have gathered here not just to celebrate the achievements of our Honor Society students, but also to appreciate the AUN core values that these students exemplify – Integrity, Leadership, and Service.”
Dr. Dekle added that the students’ achievements are a testament to the success of their future. “They have made immense contributions to our university and the Honor Society. These graduating students exhibit qualities that have helped bring success to the Society--qualities that will serve to help them achieve their own individual goals after graduating from AUN.”
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Professor Muhammadou Kah, played up the leading role members of the Honor Society play: “AUN Honor Society is our learning community’s platform and space where we nurture the best and brightest. They grow and collaborate, inspire and learn to be more self-confident, are independent, and not only set and follow big dreams but transform these dreams into specifics and realize them.”
Faculty Advisor to the Society, Dr. Ferdinand Che, said students invited to join the Society had distinguished themselves through their academic performance, character, responsibility, leadership, and service to the AUN community and beyond. “Members of the Honor Society know that membership is not simply a badge of honor or a feather in their cap, but a call to take on a more proactive role as a change agent; it is a call to work harder and dig deeper to serve the community better.”
“As the Honor Society takes on more projects every year in the host community, prospective members must have demonstrated a commitment to service. This year, the Society continued the ongoing scholarship program for over 50 primary and secondary school students in the Yola community, and responded to the Abubakar Adamu Namtari Memorial School, Yola, which lost its roof to a recent fire, among others.”
The Jazz Night, one of the platforms for generating funds for HS projects, helped to raise a record one million naira plus fund.
One of the members, Mukhtar Muhammad Alikumo, gave an inspiring speech, reflecting on his experience as a student.
All 21 members graduating received certificates from the President while each member of the outgoing executive team received a commemorative plaque. There was a formal handover of the leadership to a new team with Marho Ohimor taking the oath as the new AUNHS president.
Outgoing President, Reuben Ikape, said they will always uphold the values of the Society. “As the President of the Honor Society for the past year, together with the executive team, I say we have been extremely proud to serve the AUN community, and we pledge to continue to champion (the values of) the AUN Honor Society everywhere we go.”
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa