On December 10, senior management paid a return visit to the Adamawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Earlier in the semester, the NIS delegation led by the Comptroller Mohammed Alhassan visited the University.
Comptroller Alhassan received the AUN delegation and reiterated his belief that AUN has what it takes to be the leading university in Nigeria.
"It was an eye-opener to what is available here in Yola."
He also said many officers were eager to know about the nature of courses available at AUN.
President Dekle told the audience that AUN wants to deepen the existing friendship with NIS in Adamawa State.
"We will like to explore opportunities for training. We have some capacities to develop some training for your officers." Besides the regular graduate programs in IT and Business Administration, there is a specific short-term program that has been designed for working professionals.
"They keep working but they can take evening and weekend classes."
Vice President for University Relations, Dr. Abba Tahir, said AUN has long-standing relations with NIS starting since AUN got its license to operate in 2003 and it began to bring in expatriates who were part of the planning committee from the American University in Washington and the implementation team.
"The place of the Immigration Service in the work we do as a university cannot be easily quantified; AUN hosts, perhaps, the biggest single expatriate community in the state. There has been a lot of crisscrossing between Washington, Abuja, and Yola."
Provost Muhammadou Kah said AUN offers high-quality education and programs that are attracting many people from afar and tasked the command to take advantage of the proximity with the University.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa