The Honor Society, in conjunction with the Community Service Office, is teaming up with the immediate past Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon Kabiru Mijinyawa, to execute projects which will impact the local community.
The partnership covers four areas: Activities of the Honor Society (a Spelling Bee competition for Yola-based primary schools); Adult literacy for Yola women; ICT training for the Yola community; and a workshop for teachers from the university’s host community.
The latter is an initiative of the AUN Honor Society that targets 100 teachers to enhance literacy, numeracy, and classroom management.
Honor Society President, Todimu Sola-Idowu, told the ex-Speaker that the Society was happy to partner with him.
“We don’t just want to be a group of students that are excelling without trying to see if we can get others to excel as well. We are not growing as a community if only one group of people is growing. We always try to see if we can assist to grow as a community.”
Hon. Mijinyawa said he was a supporter of education in not just his constituency (Yola South) but also in the entire state. He is always ready to partner with AUN to bring more development to the citizens, he said.
He thanked AUN for providing the opportunity to be involved in helping to raise the standard of living of the people. He also appreciated H.E. Atiku Abubakar for founding AUN. “AUN is part of me. The founder is my mentor and father.”
Assistant Director of Community Service, Aliyu Ahmed, who gave details of the partnership after the March 4 visit to the premises of the state parliament explained that it is in line with the university’s mission of helping the community to grow and develop socio-economically. “That is why the office of community service was created.”
He finds the partnership as a great opportunity to continue the tradition of extending service to the host community. “There is no school in Yola and the environs that have not felt the AUN impact in one way or the other. This is the first place we are getting this kind of acceptance. Most projects have been executed with personal funds raised by philanthropic students.”
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa