Youths from surrounding communities have spoken out against the poor state of facilities in the education sector, corruption, divisive mindset, bad governance, weak democratic institutions, and the unhealthy gap in empowerment between the genders, among others.
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Certificates were presented to 169 youths who participated in AUN’s free ICT training. The ceremony was featured in the maiden AUN-API International Peace & Development Conference.
Panelists at the Good Governance and Democracy Forum were unanimous that education was the key to democracy and good governance in Nigeria. President Ensign, the lead discussant, described democracy as ‘work in action’ and argued that Nigerian youth has a role to play in ensuring that there is a political condition that is favorable for it.
Aisha Mohammed was hired on July 1, 2010, as a cleaner/steward in Management House under Facilities Management Department.
A peace and development conference to chart new paths to increased access to education, better security, and youth employment kicks off at AUN tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
The 102 enrollees in the Grand Alliance Summer Youth Program at AUN have been charged to make a difference. Mr. Renaldo Rheeder, Director of Auxiliary Services, who spoke to participants June 3 at Washington Hall, gave examples of historical figures who made a difference, including those who achieved it at a young age.
The Chief Information Officer, Mr Julius Ayuk Tabe, on June 4, addressed 250 security trainees on how to grow on the job. His talk entitled "The Serenity to Serve" is taken from the inspirational quote of Reinhold Niebuhr: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
President Ensign has attributed the success of the first Grand Alliance Summer Youth Program for Yola high school students to “joyful cooperation.” Thanking the organizers, she said, “This is one of those moments when you realize that when we come together, anything is possible.”
An early dinner party was held at AUN Club on June 5 to celebrate 13 Batch ‘B’ National Youth Service Corps members serving in the University. The HR & Planning Dept planned and executed the send-forth at which many praised the “Corpers” for diligence in service to the nation and AUN community.
The Academic Advising Office has launched a new computer-based tool--“C/GPA Calculator”--that enables students to calculate and or guesstimate their CGPA. The calculator has features that will enable a student to determine what GPA s/he needs to achieve a certain CGPA.
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