Four Chibok school girls were among newly matriculated students in the American University Nigeria (AUN), Yola.
The girls were among the 24 Chibok school girls that escaped from Boko Haram in 2014 that were offered scholarship under a special preparatory program by the university management.
The matriculation ceremony for new students in the school was held recently in Adamawa.
According to the statement from the management, 18 winners of the 67 competitive AUN scholarships for postgraduate programs were also among those who took part in the ceremony and other several intakes who were transferring from other universities in Ghana, Lebanon, Egypt, the United States and some European countries.
The matriculation, which witnessed the novelty of admitting first set of law students, also has the largest number of undergraduates in a semester in the past three years.
The President of AUN, Margee Ensign, said the students should be rest assured that will receive the kind of education that will make them become leaders in their chosen fields.
“This kind of education will train you to look at problems from varying perspectives.”
President Ensign reminded them that they are being trained to be the leaders of the continent who, upon graduation, will be ready to solve the challenges that confront them, their community, their country, and their continent.
She said: “All universities identify new problems, come up with new ideas. They discover new truths and some change society. At AUN, Africa’s first Development University, this is what we are trying to accomplish.”
The president noted that by engaging students to deal with problems such as poverty, literacy, inequality, injustice, or violence, while in school will help in finding solutions that will improve the lives of their fellow human beings.
“We not only provide you with a different sort of education, we provide you with the intellectual tools to become the future leaders of Africa,” she said.