At AUN, community involvement is at the heart of our mission and identity. The AUN Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning provides opportunities for meaningful student service to the Yola community and beyond.
While also preparing our students to be knowledgeable, conscientious, and involved citizens now and in the future. We believe that each of us has a responsibility to give our time and abilities to the greater good of society.
The office connects the students with the communities around Yola and Jimeta. It provides them with an opportunity to participate in a wide range of community service opportunities in the greater Yola and Jimeta areas.
Trips into Yola and Jimeta are planned weekly and, transportation is provided for students who wish to engage in community service activities.
We undertake three forms of community service
The CCS goals:
Have a clear understanding of the code of conduct that establishes expectations on students' behavior, and as well holds them accountable to those expectations.
Assist students in gaining a better understanding of acceptable and/or unacceptable behaviour and its repercussions, and
promote personal growth and development, and foster a sense of social responsibility by participating in Community Service work.
The Voluntary Community Service is part of the University's mission of offering an opportunity for individuals and members of our community (the AUN community) to engage in activities that affect the common good of society. As part of our commitment to preparing our students for academic growth and real-world participation, all of our students are required to participate in community service. Bridging the gap between the community and tertiary institutions is what we're all about at AUN.
Students or any member of the AUN community who has completed 50 hours of voluntary community service, will receive a community service certificate. Students who went the extra mile to undertake personal community service projects, in addition to the certificate, will be eligible for a Stallion Award or one of our graduation awards.
Service activities include but are not limited to:
- Offering free tutoring sessions for women, children, and pupils/students in the Yola community in areas ranging from English language, mathematics, sciences, and general courses.
- Training on income-generating skills to women and girls in the Yola community.
- Providing humanitarian assistance to IDP’s, Orphanages, and the less privileged.
- Undertaking residence halls project competition, where each residence hall is required to identify and execute one or more projects within a semester. The best project for the Dorm Project Award is chosen by a committee.
- Student Serving Society, during Freshmen Orientation, freshmen get their first taste of community service during the Students Serving Society event. Students are then encouraged to participate actively in any of the Office's regular, extracurricular outings, which occur practically every day of the week working hand in hand with people and organizations in the community, including schools, health clinics, community associations, and governments at the local level.
It prepares our students to become deeply involved with the local communities. Community Development (CDV 101, 212, AUN 101) helps them in connecting the classroom with the real world in the community by identifying the community problems and providing or proposing researched solutions, thereby closing the knowledge gap between our host community and the University.