The American University of Nigeria (AUN), a private university based in Yola, Adamawa state has matriculated 122 students for the 2020/20221 academic session.
Seven of the students were for post graduate studies while 115 of them were undergraduates.
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This is coming when all the federal universities in the country are on an indefinite strike over disagreement with the new payment system introduced by the federal government for the academic staff.
Speaking to journalists in Yola, the President of the institution, Dawn Dekle explained how AUN was able to tackled the COVID-19 pandemic challenges by transitioning from a residential campus to hybrid-online mode of instruction.
She said, “Development, Entrepreneurship, and innovation are three words close to our heart. They form the bases of our belief and guiding principle for academic excellence, integrity, and service.
“We do not just theorize in air-conditioned comforts of our classrooms. We roll up our sleeves and do the work. You will soon experience the thrills of serving in the community”.
She urged the new students to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols while in school and to roll up their sleeves in experiencing the thrills of serving the community and the rewards of giving without expectation of receiving in return.