By Laweesah Abubakar
Interim Dean, School of Arts and Science, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola- Adamawa State, Jacob Jacob, has said the university has exposed its students to real world problems and community service.
Mr. Jacob, who made this known during an interview in his office, said the AUN is indeed Africa’s foremost development university.
“The method of teaching at the AUN is quite holistic as it makes students look at real world problems as well as expose them to community service, where they are faced with actual problems,” he said.
Mr. Jacob maintained that the AUN prepares its students to face real life situations and inculcates in them a high sense of discipline and dignity in labour.
He noted that the AUN is positioned to change the dynamics of tertiary education in the country by integrating learning with development.
“We ensure that everyone, including students and staff are engaged in community development for the benefits of the community and transformation of the lives of the ordinary people,” he continued.
“While other universities might be involved in something unique, we at AUN had made community development a core part of our curriculum and pedagogy.”
“This approach suits our developmental credentials and connects with the community so the students can, on graduation, challenge whatever they are exposed to.”