If you asked a Zambian teenager boarding a Nigerian-bound plane what her expectations were, Zunzika Thole of the AUN pioneer class of 2009 would have responded: “fear, anxiety, and culture shock.”
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The third AUN Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) took off on September 7 with social media activist Japheth Omojuwa as guest speaker.
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.
AUN students have been enjoined to seize the opportunity offered by the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) to join the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network.
Professors Ferdinand Che and Ifeatu Uzodinma, both of SBE were the guest speakers at the Honor Society retreat held on Saturday, September 9.
Security and Safety Operations Department had an all-day retreat on Sunday, September 10, where members examined the policy of Shared Governance and how best to serve the University.
On August 30, two hundred and seventy refugees, and vulnerable host community members in Gombe State, received starter-kits to kick off their small-scale businesses as a means to financial independence.
The Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs, Martha Sambe, has noted that the opportunity for students to participate in the program has grown over the years.
At the new graduate students’ orientation seminar on August 24, Dean Mathias Fonkam of SITC urged the new students to allow their ultimate vision--or where they envisage themselves beyond AUN--fuel their drive in completing their graduate degrees, especially when it comes to their degree theses or dissertations.
“We are bringing new ideas…we are student-centered, that is, we are concerned about you and we are ever ready and concerned to serve you.” That was Dean Attahir Yusuf of SBE at an interactive session with his students on August 25.
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