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Aptitude Test Prep Workshop Debuts

The Office of Career Services and the Consulting Club led students on aptitude test preparatory (ATP) workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ferdinand Che who presented basic steps students should take in applying for jobs.

AUN to Hold 7th Career Fair

The University will host its seventh job and career for AUN students and alumni on Tuesday, March 18, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center in Abuja.

AUN Board Announces More Promotions

More appointments have been announced following the February meeting of the AUN Board of Trustees in Johannesburg. Dr. Gado Alzouma is confirmed a full Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, while Dr. Bolade Agboola and Dr. Linus Okoro, are now Associate Professors of Petroleum Chemistry.

NES Study Seeks to Replace Firewood with AUN’s Eco-briquette

On Tuesday, March 4, Uzoamaka Nwagbo, a Natural & Environmental Sciences major with the Sustainability team, was at the Recycling Center to try out the cooking properties of the eco-briquette (recycled paper compressed into cooking fuel), locally used firewood, and the fuel-efficient Save-80 stove.

Six Village Heads Hail AUN’s Development Initiatives

Six village heads from the Yola district on February 19, paid a solidarity visit to President Ensign. The group led by Abdulmumuni Abubakar, the Kaigamma Bole of Bole village, the seat of AUN, was received at AUN Hotel, Conference Center & Spa.

AUN Marks International Women's Day

AUN’s Women Leadership Council, a student club, at the commemoration on March 8 of the International Women’s Day formally joined Girl Rising, a global campaign advocating increased girl education. The occasion witnessed the screening of the Girl Rising, a film in aid of the campaign at Washington Hall.

Lessons From My Boston Experience

Three students from AUN invited to the 2014 National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) in Boston, Massachusetts are back on campus. The AUN ambassadors were Uqwanere Emami, Ulan Sango, and my humble self, Tynna Inu-Umoru. AUN was the only African university that attended the NACA Convention.  

Staff of the Month (YUSUF UMAR)

Yusuf Umar was hired on September 5, 2006, as a driver when the Facilities Management Department was known as “Works and Maintenance”. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1977.

AUN Advances To Regional Finals Of Fifth Annual Hult Prize

AUN has advanced to the regional finals of the Fifth annual Hult Prize. The winners will receive US$1,000,000. The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. This year there were more than 4,000 applications from which the AUN team emerged among the best 400 and were offered a place to compete.

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