The security session for parents on January 16 was another opportunity for them to learn more about the measures AUN had in place to ensure the safety of lives and property on and off-campus.
Acting Chief Security Officer, Mrs. Olayide Babalola, said with the training acquired, and knowledge gained on security and safety, every officer on campus was fully prepared to "keep this environment safe." She said the University placed a premium on the lives of its community members, and that prompted its decision to commit resources to the training and equipping of the security apparatus.
AUN, she told her audience, boasts a 400-strong outfit whose officers man beats ranging from general surveillance to administration. She said there was no need to be worried as the safety of students was assured. "We have never had reports of any crisis that was beyond our control...we can assure that you are safe with us."
Parents were concerned about the lingering curfew situation in Nigeria’s northeast, but the Acting CSO assured them that with the "power of relationship" already established between AUN and the security agencies in Adamawa State, there is no cause for alarm.
Nurse Philip Eappen of AUN Clinic said his team was equipped to respond to all kinds of emergencies from medical care, medical and psychological counseling, and immunization. He observed that staff at the Clinic were well trained and requested parents to inform the school if their children required special medical care.
VP for Campus Life and Dean of Students Byron Bullock encouraged parents to be prepared for positive changes that will be noticed in their children. He said the learning and engagement at AUN will help them to make "informed choices."