AUN's 12th Commencement ceremony on July 10 will be distinctive in many ways. The Classes of 2020 and 2021 will receive their diplomas and take leave (temporarily, we hope) of the beautiful campus that has become their home in the past four or five years.
The School of Law will be graduating its first class. The graduating students will be receiving their diplomas from President Margee Ensign, who administered their Oath of Community Allegiance five years ago. The occasion will no doubt be historic for both the President and the students.
The Keynote Speaker is the President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, a renowned intellectual, administrator and global icon whose work has raised the standard of living for countless millions of Africans, an exemplar of what AUN’s dedication to Service means.
The event will be televised live from the Lamido Aliyu Musdafa Commencement Hall at 10 am by the African Independent Television (AIT) network and Gotel TV/Radio.
The 12th Commencement will also be live-streamed to enable members of the AUN Community to tune in from any part of the world. Therefore, you do not need to be physically present in the Commencement Hall to be part of this joyous event, as you can watch via television or the internet.
Uniquely, University Relations, Communications & Multimedia Design, and the Office of Technology Support (OTS) are working with the University Events & Ceremonies Office to bring in parents and families of graduating seniors who cannot join their wards in Yola "Live", via ZOOM.
The Senior Director, Events, Usoh Usoh, explained that this digital convergence gives access to family members to partake in the graduation ceremony from the comfort of their homes or places of work especially given the opportunities Covid-19 has brought about.
Reported by Our Staff