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Four Chibok Schoolgirls Among Newly Matriculated Students At AUN


The American University of Nigeria (AUN), on August 29, matriculated
new intakes among whom were four out of the 24 Chibok girls who escaped
from Boko Haram in 2014.

Since their lucky escape, all the 24 have been on AUN’s scholarship studying under a special preparatory program.
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Also among the new students were those accepted for the maiden class
of AUN’s new School of Law that kicked off this semester. The AUN Law
program concentrates on Humanitarian, Gender and Environmental Laws.
Others who took part in the ceremony were those pursuing various
postgraduate programs, among them were 18 winners of the 67 competitive
AUN scholarships on offer, while several intakes were transferring from
other universities in Ghana, Lebanon, Egypt, the US and some EU
countries.
AUN admitted the largest number of undergraduates in a semester in
the past three years, signaling a return to pre-insurgency admission
figures.
In her address, AUN President, Dr. Margee Ensign announced that the type
of education the new students will receive will ensure that they become
leaders in their chosen fields.
“This kind of education will train you to look at problems from
varying perspectives. All universities identify new problems, come up
with new ideas, discover new truths and some change society. At AUN,
Africa’s first Development University, this is what we are trying to
accomplish,” she said.
She noted that upon graduation, the students would be well equipped
and ready to confront the challenges in their community, country and
continent.
Whether it is poverty, illiteracy, inequality, injustice or violence,
“AUN students deal with such problems during their time at the
university, asking questions about them, and finding solutions that
improve the lives of their fellow human beings,” Ensign said.

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