The American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, has matriculated 157 new students into the university for the class of 2018. The President of the University, Margie Ensign, made this known at the institution’s matriculation in Yola on Monday. She said that the university was committed toward supporting less privileged intellectual students to actualised their dreams.
“The university is strategising toward supporting the orphans and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North-East region devastated by insurgency.
“And it would expand the educational programme to reach out more orphans in Adamawa and neighbouring Borno and Yobe states,” Ensign said.
Ensign noted that the institution was presently conducting peace and reconciliation programmes in some Boko Haram affected communities that included Michika, Mubi and Madagali Local Government Areas.
She noted that the aimed of the programme was to restore hope, confidence and trust among the affected communities.
She added that the university was working closely with the National University Commission to introduce degree courses in engineering, medicine and public health.
“The university is on course to introduce School of Engineering, Medicine and Public Health, as soon as the National University Commission give approval,” she said.
Mr Linus Ikyurav, Assistant Vice President, Recruitment and Marketing, said that 121 successful were admitted in to the university under graduate programme.
Other were 18 each for Master Degree and PhD programmes, respectively.
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