The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given AUN a clean bill of health, absolving the University of any infractions to its operational rules, regulations, and guidelines.
“The NYSC annually produces a catalog of defaulting institutions and AUN has never made it into the black book.”
The Corps’ Assistant Director of Development & Relocation, Gabriel Tyogyer dropped this piece of elating news on Thursday, May 23, when he and Principal Inspector Hajara Harmis, visited the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Professor Muhammadou M. O. Kah and other senior university management.
Presenting the Provost with the National Youth Service Corps Act handbook which contains the rules and regulations guiding the scheme and the sanctions prescribed for defaulters, Mr. Tyogyer, who came from the Abuja headquarters, said their visit was to seek further cooperation with AUN.
He mentioned that with the NYSC batch B mobilization in tow, management usually sends out circulars to schools but this time around, they have chosen to meet with the higher level of school authorities to discuss with them and brief them about issues facing the service, what needs to be done, and to ensure that the right information gets to the right people.
Some of the issues highlighted during the meeting are enrollment by graduates, fraud in the system whereby unqualified candidates make it to camp, and over-age candidates.
These are issues the NYSC has continually had with many institutions in Nigeria, said Tyogyer. He added that the lack of adherence to the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the scheme has impacted effective planning and budgeting, hence the NYSC handbook which is being distributed to all higher institutions nationwide.
Provost Kah, who received the officials in his office, said he was happy to hear that AUN has been compliant and cooperative, adding that AUN takes the issue of its students being mobilized and benefiting from the NYSC scheme very seriously, and will continue to uphold the standards of education while fully collaborating with the NYSC.
“This is a university that values citizenship and service, and we imbibe them in our students. We at AUN do not cut corners. Our students know that ethics and integrity are very important to us.”
Reported by Togor Passa