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Role of Religion Takes Center Stage At AUN Peace Conference

Academics, traditional and religious leaders, and AUN students discussed the role religion should play in fostering peace and stability in Nigeria. The discussion was part of the maiden AUN-API International Conference on Peace and Development held at the Robert A. Pastor E-Learning Center.

Conference Discusses Role of Media In Promoting Peace

The conduct of the Nigeria news media in constructive journalistic practice came under scrutiny at the AUN-API International Conference on Peace and Development, where scholars, public service officers, and students discussed the ‘Role of the Media in Peace’ at a session on June 12.   

169 Receive Certificates from Free ICT Training

Certificates were presented to 169 youths who participated in AUN’s free ICT training. The ceremony was featured in the maiden AUN-API International Peace & Development Conference.

Panelists: Education, key to democracy, good governance

Panelists at the Good Governance and Democracy Forum were unanimous that education was the key to democracy and good governance in Nigeria. President Ensign, the lead discussant, described democracy as ‘work in action’ and argued that Nigerian youth has a role to play in ensuring that there is a political condition that is favorable for it.

Grand Alliance Summer Youth Campers Learn to Be Change Agents

The 102 enrollees in the Grand Alliance Summer Youth Program at AUN have been charged to make a difference. Mr. Renaldo Rheeder, Director of Auxiliary Services, who spoke to participants June 3 at Washington Hall, gave examples of historical figures who made a difference, including those who achieved it at a young age.

Security Trainees Counseled on Diligent Service

The Chief Information Officer, Mr Julius Ayuk Tabe, on June 4, addressed 250 security trainees on how to grow on the job. His talk entitled "The Serenity to Serve" is taken from the inspirational quote of Reinhold Niebuhr: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

President Ensign Links Summer Youth Camp Success To Teamwork

President Ensign has attributed the success of the first Grand Alliance Summer Youth Program for Yola high school students to “joyful cooperation.”  Thanking the organizers, she said, “This is one of those moments when you realize that when we come together, anything is possible.”

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