‘Stu­dents must fo­cus on ser­vice, de­vel­op­ment’

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - Text by Chidimma C. Okeke

The Class of 2016 grad­u­at­ing stu­dents of Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Nige­ria (AUN) Academy has be­ing re­minded on the need to fo­cus on ser­vice to hu­man­ity and de­vel­op­ing their so­ci­ety wher­ever they are.

Pres­i­dent of AUN, Margee En­sign in her speech en­joined the grad­u­at­ing stu­dents not to for­get their roots say­ing, “As you go on from here to higher ed­u­ca­tion, please do not for­get our fo­cus on ser­vice and de­vel­op­ment. Your lives and those who are for­tu­nate will be en­riched by en­sur­ing that those with­out the priv­i­leges you en­joy also have the op­por­tu­nity for a bet­ter life,” she said.

The best grad­u­at­ing stu­dent, Ashraf Sal­ihu Bakari, 17, who aced all other 32 stu­dents in Maths, Fur­ther Math­e­mat­ics, Physics, Chem­istry, and Bi­ol­ogy said the suc­cess was made pos­si­ble through hard work.

He said: “My Dad told me that the key to ev­ery suc­cess, no mat­ter how big it is, is al­ways hard work, per­se­ver­ance and pa­tience.”

Bakari who also had the high­est score in the Uni­fied Ter­tiary Ma­tric­u­la­tion Ex­am­i­na­tion (UTME) and emerged the over­all best in the North­east at a Chem­istry Olympiad said he as­pires to be a med­i­cal doc­tor.

He said the school in­flu­enced him, nur­tured him, and made him look for­ward to re­al­iz­ing his dream of be­com­ing a med­i­cal doc­tor.

Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of the school, Mrs. Nkem Uzowulu said the stu­dents did not just achieve aca­demic ex­cel­lence, but are also found wor­thy in char­ac­ter.

High­lights of the cer­e­mony in­clude aca­demic and spe­cial awards for the grad­u­at­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion of speeches.

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