A Virtual Open House session hosted on Facebook by the Marketing and Communications Department of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in collaboration with the Enrollment Management Department has now been accessed by over 1,700 netizens.
The virtual session provided explicit information on opportunities for study and campus life to potential students and their parents. It also offered responses to specific inquiries concerning procedures for application, tuition and other fees structure, modes of payment, study abroad, and other opportunities available to AUN students. The Virtual Open House lasted from November 28 to December 2, 2022; however, many more visitors have accessed the link on Facebook in search of information about AUN.
Deputy Director of Digital Resources and Multimedia Services Noel Sashi and Assistant Director of Marketing and Branding Grace Passa coordinated the virtual open house with representatives of the Enrollment Management Team, faculty leaders from all the Schools, and student volunteers.
Professor Leo Ukpong, dean of the AUN School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE), represented his school; Professors Charles Nche and Emmanuel Nickolas spoke for the School of Engineering; Professors Bolade Agboola and Emilienne Idorenyin Akpan represented SAS; Professors Narasimha Rao Vajjhala and Aamo Iorliam were spokespersons for SITC, and Professor David Adetoro represented the School of Law.
The team offered detailed answers to clarify and simplify the steps into the institution, assuring prospective students of a friendly institutional mechanism in place to direct, guide, and assist all applicants through the processes from the applications stage to registration and down to settling down in their respective dormitories, and to getting set for their first day in class.
Most asked questions by prospective students, guardians, and parents with answers include:
What is the prerequisite for admission into AUN?
- Candidates must have at least five credits, including Mathematics, English Language, and any other three sciences, arts, or commercial subjects in NECO, WAEC, GCE, or IGCSE. Candidates who schooled in Nigeria must also score at least 160 JAMB cutoff marks.
What other credentials should be provided, excluding the ones mentioned above?
- Statement of result and transcript from JSS1 to SSS 3. And for transfer students, a transcript and course description should be submitted.
- A short essay explaining the reasons for the candidate's choice of AUN and their future ambition.
- A scanned copy of the candidate's valid I.D. card, birth certificate or declaration of age, or international passport. Where an international passport is provided, there would not be any need for a birth certificate or declaration of age.
How can one apply?
- An application can be made online by visiting the AUN website: www.aun.edu.ng and clicking on the APPLY NOW box on the top right corner of the webpage. Or contact to following regional helplines. (Yola 0805 502 6923, (Abuja 0807 740 0585, (Kaduna 0807 549 3251, (Enugu 0815 060 5029, (Port Harcourt 0805 503 9112, (Lagos 0805 226 6331 or 0815 969 2478, (Graduate School 0805 720 1938).
Why Should I Choose AUN? What is Unique about your University? What Distinguishes AUN from other universities?
- AUN has been attracting the best and brightest students from Nigeria, Africa, and the world since the pioneer class started in the Fall of 2005. AUN offers an American-style liberal arts education that equips students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing them to become more competitive in a globalized setting. It is an education anchored on academic excellence, ethics, strong ICT, entrepreneurship, and leadership training. AUN graduates can be found in the best Graduate Schools around the world, owning and running their businesses or working for prestigious multinational companies in Nigeria and abroad. It attracts excellent faculty from around the world, has one of the most advanced learning facilities of any African university, and includes a rich digital library. Regarding support infrastructure, AUN is heads and shoulders above all others – guaranteed power supply, air-conditioned student residential accommodation, high-speed internet connection, and broadband penetration. AUN students also have the opportunity to study abroad at any of our twenty-eight universities in the Global Liberal Arts Alliances and the seventy-four institutions in the Association of American International Colleges and Universities and still pay AUN tuition fees. AUN uniquely offers students career services, internship, and work-study opportunities. The AUN campus is a culturally diverse, multiracial setting that offers young students a vibrant campus life that prepares them for a confident, resilient, and fulfilling life after graduation, in or outside Nigeria.
A demographic breakdown of participation in the virtual Open House indicates disproportionately higher male involvement (83.7%) than female (16.3%). However, AUN's female-friendly reputation remains unassailable. Most respondents accessed the session from Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Yola, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Jos, Ibadan, Bauchi, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Enugu, and Yenogoa.
Reported by John Abah