AUN's core values include service-learning and community engagement.
The University encourages students to initiate and participate in various selfless projects for character building, self-development and community impact.
On Saturday, January 18, the newest Stallions began their service-learning experience as they painted classrooms at the Government Secondary School (GSSB) in Bekaji , Jimeta.
During the Week-of-Welcome (W.O.W.) community service, the Spring classes of 2023 and 2024 took part in painting about four classrooms of the senior secondary school.
During a brief introductory session, Assistant Director, Ahmed Aliyu described the concept of community service as a critical component of AUN's mission and founding as a development university.
The students shared their excitement.
"I have done community service in my former school, but this is a bigger and new experience for me, "Iman Abdallah, a Natural and Environmental Science Student revealed. "In the end, I enjoyed the experience."
Hassan Umar Hassan was equally elated, describing the experience as fun, great and wonderful. "It is amazing doing this as an AUN student; I hope we have more great times".
A representative of the school principal, Ibrahim Yakubu Salami, said this gesture which may seem run of the mill to AUN is going to make a huge impact on the school, the lives of the students and their learning process.
Community service forms an integral part of the student experience at AUN, and the uplift given to GSSB through painting will be the first of many for the AUN classes of 2023 and 2024.
Reported by Togor Passa