The American University of Nigeria on Saturday , May 9, 2015, graduated 210 students during its seventh convocation ceremony in Yola, Adamawa State.
A breakdown of the number shows that 184 of the graduands received Bachelor’s, 19 master’s and seven received post-graduate diploma in management. Twenty-four of the 184 graduated with first class. In the post-graduate category, 11 received MBA, four got MTech (IT), four MTech (Telecommunications) while seven received Post-Graduate Diploma in Management.
Speaking during the ceremony, its President, Prof. Margee Ensign, charged the graduands thus: “Today is called Commencement, it marks not only the successful completion of your work with us, but most importantly it marks the start of something new; the start of your life as a university graduate, your life as an educated citizen of a democratic country.”
Commencement Speaker andColombia’s former Vice-Minister of Education, Ms. Vicky Colbert, told the graduands to be change agents in society. “As you start your professional journey, keep always in mind the model of a shocker…everybody can be a change maker. Collaborate with others to come up with solutions which will require social and emotional skills as well as tangible capabilities to make valuable contributions to the collaborative efforts.”