On July 9, President Dekle received a delegation from the National Universities Commission (NUC), the federal agency responsible for regulating university education in Nigeria.
The Principal Officer, Francis Azu; Chief Finance Officer, Adamu Mohammed, and Maiwada Muhammad were led on the visit by Prof. Sani Abba Aliyu of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. They had come to review and assess AUN’s student support services.
The Vice President for University Relations, Dr. Abba Tahir, addressed the delegation, explaining that AUN is a student-centered university. “AUN prioritizes students’ academic welfare,” he assured them.
Dr. Tahir also added that the university ensures that students are actively engaged academically and socially through community service and work-study, among other activities. Work-study students earn money and real-world office experience while still in full-time studies.
The Director of Residence Life, Abdullahi Bello, led the delegation on the inspection of the residence halls, Student Affairs offices, athletics facilities, campus store, the indoor sports hall which doubles as the Commencement Hall, and the AUN Club. The team also inspected the Health Center.
AVP of Security & Safety, Dr. Lionel von Frederick Rawlins, led the NUC team in the tour of the Administration 1 Building.
Dr. Hassan Yusuf of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship led the team to the library and the Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as to the gazebos where students conduct businesses in support of their course work.
The NUC team also had a briefing with the Director of Enrollment Management, Ms. Jelena Zivkovic, who shared with them how the Academic Advising & Retention unit actively supports students in their academic progress.
The Interim Registrar Yakubu Ayuba provided further details related to registry matters. The Bursar Nwanshak Tongnan finally added a few words about scholarship opportunities and the support AUN provides for special needs and female students.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa