By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
American University of Nigeria Board members, said they will honour one of their
colleagues, Dr Enyantu Ifenne, by sponsoring two scholarships in
her name for JAMB candidates entering AUN.
Similarly, AUN founder, Atiku Abubakar recently announced two fresh scholarships in honour of the deceased AUN Board member and former United States National Security Adviser, Dr Robert Pastor, who passed away in January.
The higher institution in a statement issued yesterday quoted the board members, Mr Jon Freeman and Alhaji Tajuddeen Dantata as saying that, “the first scholarship will be meant for the female candidate with the best JAMB score in to AUN in any
given year while any candidate with the best JAMB score from any of the three geographical zones in the North will get the second scholarship”.
It added that Scholarship winners can enrol for any course of their choice offered at AUN.
Meanwhile, the statement added that Robert Pastor scholarships would be awarded annually to deserving male and female JAMB candidates in the institution.
“In order to demonstrate our fundamental commitment to increasing access to education, especially for girls in the educationally disadvantaged North Eastern region, female candidates are particularly encouraged to enrol at AUN because of the numerous scholarship opportunities available.
“This commitment is further reflected in the University’s latest admission figures, which show that it has enrolled more female candidates than male, for the first time in its history” the statement added.