‘Students must focus on service, development’
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.