NDCF President: ‘Middle Class Will Buoy Up Nigeria’s Economy - “If I were the Nigerian President, I would cut off monopoly and allow for stiff, government-induced competition to nurture small businesses and establish the middle-class in Nigeria where it is non-existent; the middle-class provides the base for a strong national economy.” These words welcome you to the world of Paul Onwurah, AUN about-to graduate with bias for software engineering and the immediate past President of the Non Denominational Christian Fellowship.
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A new executive committee for the Student Government Association was sworn in last week (April 23) by President Ensign who used the occasion to explain why students at AUN are empowered to be future leaders.
The SITC last Friday (April 25) unveiled its pioneer graduates at a scheduled project defense exercise for graduate students in the Executive Master of Information Technology and Telecommunications & Wireless programs.
The Earth Day celebration, which began at AUN last Tuesday (April 22), featured a green living seminar addressed by the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services, Dr. Denise Wright.
Some 40 nurses and staff of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Yola, have benefited from the AUN E-learning training on Open Access Resources conducted by the University Library early in the year.
Twenty six students of Communications & Multimedia Design Program on Thursday, April 24, learned how news is processed at TV Gotel during a facility visit.
At AUN, the philosophy is that an institution must impact its host-community as part of the development effort. Right on the heels of a recent compassionate visit to displaced persons of Mubi, AUN paid another visit to internally displaced persons from neighboring Borno and Yobe states seeking refuge in two different locations in the Bole ward of Yola South LGA.
Preparation for the active shooter drill at AUN simulating an actual emergency scenario was held last Wednesday (April 23). President Ensign pointed out that members of the AUN community were going to be given an idea of what a real-life active-shooter situation would look
like so that they will be prepared both for the upcoming drill, and for any future emergency situation.
Students of AUN and Earlham College in Indiana, the Unites States, are participating in a joint course on Peace Journalism for the spring semester of 2014. The connected course is a project of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA).
President Ensign has isolated violence and impunity as the twin issues critical to the discussion of peace and conflict in Nigeria. "These structural issues need to be mentioned and tackled," she told an interfaith workshop held at AUN on Saturday, April 26.
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