Three Chibok Girls, 186 Others Bag AUN Degrees

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Three abducted Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity and enrolled at the American University of Nigeria, AUN, were among 189 students who officially graduated with first degrees on Saturday.

Signature TV reports that of the hundreds of girls who were abducted from Chibok in 2014, while a great number remain in captivity, many have been lucky to escape and lead better lives.

In his remark during the 15th Commencement (Convocation) ceremony of the university at its main campus in Yola on Saturday, the President (vice chancellor) of the University, Dwayne Frazier, charged the graduates to uphold the tenets of the institution.

He reminded them that the university prepares students to face their new challenges.

“I have no doubt that you will excel because you have all shown resilience, determination, and commitment. These qualities will propagate you for the best even as you contribute to the development of the country,” Frazier told them.

In his message, the guest speaker, Professor Mike Ozekhome, asserted that the institution has proven that it can impact the world positively.

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“With the entrepreneurship lectures and training you have received here at AUN, you can create jobs for yourselves,” he charged the students.

Eight students were awarded PhD, 10 students with MSc, and 189 students awarded first degrees.

Ozekhome was honoured with a Doctor of Letters degree for promoting peace, human rights, the rule of law, and good governance in Nigeria.

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