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About American University of Nigeria
AUN as the University is fondly called is a private institution, established with an American style of Education, providing programmes accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to students at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Professional levels. The University was founded in 2003, by former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar and other stakeholders. Conceived as Africa’s first development University, it is the only University with an American style of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides its students with the tools to achieve personal growth and material success with a high focus on Information Technology (IT). AUN was originally called ABTI and is currently a member of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities, and the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.
American University of Nigeria Faculties and Courses Offered
The University consists of 5 schools, offering the following undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:
School of Arts and Science
Communication and Multimedia Design
Natural and Environmental Science
English Language and Literature
School of Business and Entrepreneurship
School of Information Technology and Communication
Telecommunication and Wireless Technology
School of Law, and the;
School of Postgraduate Studies: This offers the following degree courses;
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
MBA, MSc, PhD in Business Administration
Masters in Information Technology
Masters in Telecommunications
Masters in Information Science
Masters, PhD in Computer Science
Masters, PhD in Information System...
AUN is a residential campus situated on 2,400 hectares of land. The University provides a conducive learning environment, with small classrooms to enhance class interaction and deep Understanding. It is also home to a standard library also called an e-library which was given an award for the most innovative international library in 2013. Other facilities at the institution include convenient hostel accommodation for students, academic blocks and offices, science and IT laboratories, cafeteria’s, relaxation centres, a University club, an ICT centre, and a modern hotel.The University recently opened an Agricultural Entrepreneurship School on a local farmstead near the campus.
American University of Nigeria Admission Requirements
The University has provision for prospective undergraduates and postgraduates in very specific fields. We've compiled details about the admission requirement at the institution. Find them below:
Admission Requirements for Undergraduates Into AUN
Admission into the University is relatively selective, and students have to go out of their way to show that they want the admission. The admission officers carefully scrutinize the applications as applicants are accessed by their JAMB, WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, IGCSE, e.t.c scores, and SS1, SS2, and SS3 transcripts. Only students with the highest scores and qualifications are eventually selected.
In addition to the above, the admission requirement at the University also includes:
Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English, and 3 other related subjects. For students, going in for law, it is compulsory that you have a credit pass in Literature.
In addition, applicants must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 180) in UTME.
Admission Requirements For Postgraduates Into AUN
The University has a continuous postgraduate system, comprising spring (January), summer (May), and Fall (August) semesters. A prospective applicant must be a graduate of a recognized University with an average grade point of 3.0 on a 5.0 CGPA scale. Other requirements may include:
Graduate certificate with verifiable grades and required grade point average.
Academic transcript from University attended.
Two (2) letters of recommendation
A current Curriculum Vitae
A personal statement of purpose, and
NYSC discharge certificate.
In addition to meeting all the above, each applicant is expected to have a minimum of one-year work experience, preferably at the mid-level of senior management level.
As a tool that provides up-to-date information targeted at prospective/verified students and members of the institution; All inquiries about AUN can be found on the University website at aun.edu.ng .
Things To Know About American University of Nigeria
For travelers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know:
The University is situated in a very secure location, with maximum security on campus.
Best Time To Visit
During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquiries, study, and exploration.
Most Common Visitors
At the University, be sure to find students, staff, and education enthusiasts.
The University is highly focused on the use of IT facilities as key tools in teaching and has over the years gained a prestigious reputation, and has become an academic hub for brilliant minds.
Resulting from AUN’s unique approach to teaching and community service, the University receives accolades from international organizations and institutions. One of such is the conferment of the first-ever Harry Wofford Global Citizenship Award on the AUN founder, Atiku Abubakar, by the American Peace Corps in 2011. Past and present Presidents of the institution have also received prestigious awards as well.
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About Sukur Cultural Landscape
Sukur Cultural Landscape.
Sukur Cultural Landscape is Africa's first cultural landscape to receive World Heritage List inscription.
Security/Safety of Sukur Cultural Landscape
This is a very safe location.
This is a hilltop settlement which consists of the Palace of the Hidi, villages, and the remains of an iron industry, which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. Sukur is an ancient settlement with a recorded history of iron smelting technology, flourishing trade, and strong political institution dating back to the 16th century.
The revered position of the Hidi as the political and spiritual head of the community is underscored by the magnificent dry stone architectural work of his palace, in and around which is a concentration of shrines, some ceramic. The villages situated on low lying ground below the Hidi Palace also have their own characteristic indigenous architecture.
The cultural landscape of Sukur is eloquent testimony to a strong and continuing spiritual and cultural tradition that has endured for many centuries-UNESCO
History of Yola Airport Yola Airport. This is one of the airports that give access and connects the North-Eastern part of Nigeria to the world. Security/Safety of Yola Airport This is a very safe location. Be cautious of your possessions as pick-pockets look for easy targets Be attentive to the flight announcements so you don't miss your flight What To Bring Before heading to Yola Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your flight documents; passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation (in case of a problem) Your luggages Best Features The airport was part of the airports handpicked by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to be remodeled and upgraded to modern standards. Though not a very busy airport, it is one of the airports designated for Hajj Operations in the region which makes passenger traffic very high during that time of the year. It now features a state-of-art terminal with 2 runways. Yola airport is one of the airports designated for perishable cargo operations and the reconstruction was from the scratch. The facility that we have before is hardly a quarter of what we have on the ground now. The new facility is to ensure that Yola has a terminal; befitting of its status-Mr. Yakubu Dati
History of Adamawa State NYSC Secretariat Adamawa State NYSC Secretariat. This is the administrative office of the National Youth Service Corps in Adamawa. It oversees the welfare, documentation and the general affairs of youth corpers in the state. Security/Safety of Adamawa State NYSC Secretariat This is a very safe location. Always come in your NYSC uniform or you won't be attended to What To Bring Before heading to Adamawa State NYSC Secretariat, here are some helpful things to take along with you: All documents regarding NYSC including; Call-up letter, Registration documents, School's Certificate, Green Card and Student ID Card Copies of Passport Photographs Your NYSC ID Card Best Features While there are secretariats in all local governments in the state, this is the headquarters and so houses the State Coordinator, along with other high ranking state officials. It is here to report to after your 21 days at the Orientation Camp to get assigned to your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). Weekly Community Development Service (CDS) are also held here, along with the NYSC sponsored Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development program. This is also where to go if you have inquiries about the NYSC scheme in Adamawa State. Writer's Review As long as you are fully kitted in your NYSC uniform, you have no fear of being turned away. Different people have different tales of how they interacted with the officials and staff but I have found that a smile, knowledge of the local language, and an appealing face helps for a positive interaction. It will be wise to befriend one of the staff as you never know when an inside-ear will be needed. Most common visitors You will see a lot of Corps members, NYSC staff, SAED Instructors and hawkers here.
History of Adamawa State Government Secretariat Adamawa State Government Secretariat . This is the permanent administrative office of the Adamawa State Government. Here, all state agencies and parastatals are quartered. As such, this is one of the most important place in the state. Security/Safety of Adamawa State Government Secretariat This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Adamawa State Government Secretariat , here are some helpful things to take along with you: A means of identification. Writer's Review Many, if not all government ministries and agencies operate from this imposing complex. If you have any business with the government, you will most likely find yourself here.
History of Federal Medical Centre, Yola Federal Medical Centre, Yola was established in 2006. Built by the federal government in 2006.
This is a multi-specialist hospital that has grown to become one of Nigeria’s leading hospitals, providing reliable, affordable, effective and high quality healthcare for all patients. Security/Safety of Federal Medical Centre, Yola This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Federal Medical Centre, Yola, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Medical files and records. An overnight bag with extra set of clothes in case you are admitted. Best Features Following a signed agreement between the Federal Ministry of Health and Adamawa State Government to take over the then Yola Specialist Hospital Yola which was a 550 bed facility, this medical centre was established. It began full Clinical Services and continued to serve as a referral facility to other hospitals (private and public) within the state. However, the Centre finally relocated to its permanent site and commenced services with a 200 bed capacity. The facility is not only fully furnished but provided with state-of-the-art equipment in the theatres, laboratories, radio-diagnosis, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Dialysis Unit etc, which are intended to provide patient-friendly and conducive working environment for its staff.
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History of Nigerian Law School, Yola Nigerian Law School, Yola was established in 1962. Built by the government in 1962.
One of the most prestigious and credible institution in Nigeria, this is an educational institution set up by the government to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. All law practitioners have to attend the school. Security/Safety of Nigerian Law School, Yola This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Nigerian Law School, Yola, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Educational necessities. Legal documents and requirements such as the Court Dress and Wig. Housing necessities for on-campus residents. Best Features The sixth campus built for the Nigerian Law School, this is a relatively campus which was opened in 2013. Still a budding campus, it has facilities for a smaller number of students compared to the more established campuses. Notwithstanding, what it lacks in space and facilities, it makes for in the quality of law education and it is already building a reputation as a great campus. Most common visitors Aspiring law practitioners, their lecturers and other legal practitioners frequent this location.
About Royal Hospital: This is a private hospital located in the heart of Adamawa. The Royal Hospital offers quality and affordable services and has qualified healthcare professionals who are always available to attend to medical emergencies. Best Features: Professional services, Clean and Spacious wards, Qualified Health Professionals.
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History of Federal College of Education, Yola Federal College of Education, Yola. This is a technical tertiary institution founded with the aim of grooming and producing teachers in technical, vocational and academic disciplines. Security/Safety of Federal College of Education, Yola This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Federal College of Education, Yola, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Educational materials if you are a new or returning student. Housing necessities for on-campus students. Best Features The physical facilities on ground include administrative blocks, classrooms together with lecture theatres. The current level of workshop facilities and other essential physical structure contributes to the quality assurance and production of high competent graduate teachers of Science, Technical and academic education and training.