On September 2, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof Muhammadou Kah, urged students to embrace humility through AUN education.
"True education makes us humble. And humility and good character will open doors for you and take you where brilliance cannot sustain you," said the Provost at the AUN Community Pledge.
He also harped on the need to stay on the path of moral rectitude.
"Make the most of your time here at AUN by fully engaging positively and substantively with our learning community. When in doubt, consult your lecturers, assigned faculty advisors, department chairpersons, deans, designated academic advisors. Talk to us when in need of assurance and renew your spirituality through prayer and supplication."
The university community is excited about their enrollment, he said and a key expectation of them is to be Africa's next leaders.
"This is indeed a day of renewal for all of us at AUN and for you and your families, which ignites our spirits and fuels our hope. Without a doubt, AUN continues to evolve to respond to the challenges and need for access to quality higher education to those that meet our requirements from Nigeria and beyond.
"You are now inducted into this AUN community and we expect you not only to succeed but to excel beyond your imagination! No one can do it for you, only you can do it for yourself…. You've stepped into the ring for the next four to five years to make this a reality!"
He said AUN develops Africa's positive game-changing disruptors with game-changing mindset, shaped to be entrepreneurial, innovators, wealth creators, problem solvers with an attitude to participate and provide solutions to community, national, continental and global development challenges.
He added that their successes would be guided by critical thinking, problem-solving attitude, and competence, in-depth and thorough examination of facts to guide decision making and a comprehensive understanding of the unraveling complexities of our societies, countries, continent and how they are impacted and/or influenced by the rapid shifts and changes in the global order.
He also stressed that they should live by AUN's Student Code of Conduct.
"Take responsibility for your learning and writing the next chapter for your narrative. Your life is precious. Don't waste it on toxic relationships or idle activities. Invest it for a good cause and give your life meaning."
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa