AUN played host to 10 Cameroonians who visited the campus for sightseeing on September 15.
Received by VP Abba Tahir of the University Relations division, the visitors said they were in Yola to condole with their bereaved relatives in the town. However, they wanted to see AUN for themselves before returning home.
After some pleasantries in his office, VP. Tahir took the visitors round the energy-efficient Admin 2 Building, which houses his division and other offices. The team was also taken to the e-library and the Commencement Hall and indoor sports venue.
The library front desk officer, Daniel Ayegba, explained how users could access the library resources online.
Head of Department for Arabic Language, University of Yaoundé, Mr. Mohamadou Soroudi, who led the Cameroonians, said he had seen AUN two years ago, but his relatives yearned to follow suit, as the University was among Nigeria’s landmarks.
“AUN stands out among many others in Africa owing to its state-of-the-art infrastructure.” He was particularly thrilled by the energy-saving technology of the Administrative Buildings.
Among the visitors was Huzaifa Usman, who was so impressed that he promised to come to AUN for a doctorate after completing his graduate program In Chemical Engineering a the Cameroon’s University of Ngaoundere. He was delighted that AUN is considering a new program in Agribusiness Management.
Having earlier explored AUN online, Mr. Usman affirmed that what he saw on arrival far surpassed his expectations.
The Cameroonian delegation now return to their home base full of admiration for one of Nigeria’s educational landmarks with great intent to spread the word about the quality of infrastructure and educational talent available at AUN.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa