Four years after Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped over 200 girls in Chibok, Borno State, four of those eventually released were listed among new intakes at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), an official said.
The new intakes, who were admitted for the university’s 2020 session include 168 fresh students, 20 post-graduate (diploma) students, 14 masters degree students and 16 doctorate degree students.
Addressing the matriculation ceremony, the president of AUN, Dawn Dekkle, pledged that the institution will provide the students learning opportunity that would expand their horizon.
“To the parents, thank you for believing in the power of an AUN education. You can be confident that we are committed to the success of the bright young people you have entrusted to us. I want to remind you as parents and students of both new intakes and returning that the young scholars who study here are the reason why the university exists.
“We take seriously our responsibility to educate this rising generation and look forward eagerly to take the day when you take your place as leaders of Nigeria or Africa and of the world,” she said.
She announced that four of the new students are from the university’s New Foundation Programs (Chibok Girls’ Special Education Program) adding that the institution will continue to accord the needy special attention to the Chibok girls.
Earlier, the vice president of the university, Byron Bullock, advised the new students and those returning to shun all forms of anti-social behaviour within and outside the campus.
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