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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ADAMAWA


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To understand the significance of AUN’s founding, it is helpful to place the University in the context of history, culture, and people of Nigeria, as well as the state of higher education in the country.

Nigeria, an English-speaking country, is Africa’s most populous country. It is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Atlantic Ocean, in the south.

Nigeria gained her independence from the British government on October 1, 1960. The Nigerian population is estimated at 149 million, residing in 500 thousand square miles, two and a half times the size of California, USA. There are 36 states in Nigeria with more than 250 ethnic groups and 4000 known dialects. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The capital city of Abuja (pop. 775,000) is located in the center of the country. Lagos (pop. 8 million), the largest and perhaps most well known city of Nigeria, is a thriving port on the Atlantic Ocean. Yola (pop. 100,000), home of AUN, is a provincial capital located near the eastern border shared with Cameroon.

The present government follows the presidential system, with executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government. A new constitution was adopted in 1999. The current president and vice president of the Republic of Nigeria are His Excellency President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and His Excellency Namadi Sambo, respectively.

Nigeria has approximately 27 federal, 41 private, and 35 state government universities. There are more than 18 million students in schools at all levels. The country adopted a 6-3-3-4 education policy in 1982. The policy requires six years of primary (elementary) education, a two tier (3-year junior, 3-year senior) secondary education and four years of university education.  There are nearly one million students registered at more than 200 institutions in Nigeria. Among them, approximately 410,000 students are enrolled in 103 universities. Historically, many of the Nigerian universities have experienced disruptions and interruptions during the academic year due to strikes and protest actions.

The Founding of the University

Given the challenging conditions facing higher education institutions in Nigeria, AUN stands poised to become a premier university in West Africa. It is designed to provide a world-class institution at home for high achieving students unable to study abroad. AUN expects to train the future leaders of West Africa and to serve as an agent of economic development throughout the region providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s pressing social and economic problems. The University is committed to educating students to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and lifelong learning skills needed for success in contemporary society and workplaces.

The Founders and Governing Board

The AUN Board of Trustees, established in October 2004, is the highest authority of the University and is responsible for administrative and legal oversight. A distinguished nineteenperson Board of Trustees governs AUN, each member representing a significant donor or ally to the new University. The board is chaired by Alhaji Ahmed Joda, and board members include Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Amb. John F. Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria; and until his death in July 2009, the Hon. Robert S. McNamara, former U.S. Secretary of Defense.

The founding agent of the University is the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.  Identifying the critical need for a world class university within Nigeria, he, along with a group of prominent Nigerians, initiated discussions with members of the American University, Washington, D.C., in 2003 to establish a premier American-style university in Yola, the capital of his home state of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Mr. Abubakar had funded many community projects in Yola over the years including a primary and secondary school, and was eager to establish and help financially support an institution of higher education. Those discussions led American University of Nigeria to sign a five-year management consultancy agreement with American University, Washington in early 2004. Mr. Abubakar and his wife, Jennifer, serve as the leading funders of AUN and continue to support the University with generous gifts.  Initially chartered as ABTI-American University of Nigeria, the name was shortened to American University of Nigeria to conform to the name of various affiliates of American Universities around the world. The University welcomed its first class of 124 students on September 9, 2005.

The Physical Campus

The main campus is over 500 hectares (1250 acres) in size and is a modern campus in the early phase of development and construction. The campus is divided into the north and main campus.  There are eight dormitories on the north campus and six on the main campus, along with a host of buildings including a multi-purpose building, an art and sciences building, and a student cafeteria. A number of building projects are planned over several phases. 

Current building projects include two new dormitories, and a beautifully designed library featuring a three-storey atrium and a tiered auditorium is half way to completion. These structures will round out the first phase of campus development that has seen the construction of 14 buildings in fewer than five years. The next phase of construction includes buildings for the School of Information Technology and Communications, the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, a Student Leadership Center and the Sport Complex. All campus buildings are fully air-conditioned with wireless internet connectivity available 24 hours a day. Electricity is provided continuously with backup power provided by AUN generators.

The Academic Program

The University’s initial undergraduate and future graduate programs are built around high admissions standards, and pedagogies aimed at critical thinking and problem solving. All University classes are conducted in English. The academic programs are built on the American model and are consistent in every way with U.S. accreditation standards. AUN is a career-oriented-institution with the goal of meeting the professional aspirations of students and the demand by local and international employers for highly trained staff.

The University has three schools devoted respectively to arts & sciences, business & entrepreneurship, and information, technology & communication. The choice of these three schools was driven by an analysis of the country and the region’s needs, and by looking at employment data, industry needs by segment, student demand, and the availability of support both in West Africa and abroad. In all of the 15 degree programs offered, AUN integrates liberal studies and professional education to provide its graduates a breadth of choices for academic and technical specialization.

Class sizes are small, thus allowing frequent interaction between faculty and students. In a country with chronic electricity shortfalls and limited internet connectivity, AUN provides 24 hours of electricity to all its buildings. Academic buildings are equipped with state-of-the-art science, engineering and language laboratories, digital studios and computer facilities. The library boasts a collection of 20,000 volumes as well as an expansive collection of online databases providing a wealth of information accessible to students from any location on campus. 

A distinctive and exciting feature of the student experience is that upon arrival to campus, every student receives a laptop computer, complete with essential software. AUN boasts the largest wireless network in West Africa and high-speed Internet access is available throughout the campus, indoors and out.  Furthermore, every student, regardless of major, receives high-level training in information technology and receives fundamental education in business and entrepreneurship. AUN teaches students how to succeed by designing the curricula to ensure that students will have the skills needed to pursue rewarding careers upon graduation. The University is working to conform to the highest international standards and is planning to secure accreditation in the United States within the next three to five years. The University has already secured Nigerian accreditation.

ADMISSION TIMELINE 

AUN has a ‘rolling admissions’ policy. This means that you may apply at any time for the available semester (there is no cut-off date for applying to AUN), and applicants are notified promptly of their status. The admissions office will admit students prior to the fall or spring semester until the university is at full capacity. After this, all admitted applicants will be deferred to the next intake.

TUITION AND FEES PAYMENT PLANS: 

Tuition and fees are due on or before the first day of each semester, unless a deferred payment agreement is submitted to American University of Nigeria. With the deferred payment agreement, the Student/Parent/Guardian may pay tuition and fees in specified installments over a period of months. Any charges that are not covered under the deferred payment agreement are due and payable upon registration. The full-time undergraduate Students/Parents/Guardians are responsible for selecting one of the two deferred monthly payment plan options outlined below.

The outstanding balance not covered by scholarships, grants and bank loans is due in cash payable through Guaranty Trust Bank prior to registration being finalized and official registration is completed. Failure to make the appropriate satisfactory financial arrangements for the balance due by the due date may warrant a cancellation of the class schedule.

Outstanding balance due can be paid by one of the following acceptable means: cash, certified cheque, cashier's cheque, manager's cheque, money order, and bank draft. Personal cheque is acceptable, but if returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF), the cheque amount will be charged back to the student's account with a 10,000 Naira added penalty. Personal cheque may not be accepted after receipt of one NSF cheque.

For those who are unable to pay the full tuition and fees at the beginning of the semester, we have created a new payment plan consisting of two different options. These are the only two options that will be used if all of the fees cannot be paid at the beginning of the semester. The University will not accept letters promising to pay.

In the event that you choose to defer payment, students/parents/guardians are responsible for selecting one of the two deferred monthly payment plan options. Both of these options require a down payment. This down payment must be paid at the time when you return the deferred payment plan agreement.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must possess a minimum JAMB score of 200 points or equivalent to be considered for admission.

Also required for admission are five (5) academic credits including English Language and Mathematics, on no more than two sittings of SSCE, GCE, IGCSE etc... Applicants coming from other countries must submit what is an equivalent to the above in the light of school leaving examinations. Exceptions, if any, are made on a case-by-case basis. 

Core Subjects

Students are required to provide evidence of their marks on core academic subjects on the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) result or other standard exams. These subjects include but are not limited to the following:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Further Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Technical Drawing
  6. Visual Arts
  7. Commerce
  8. Computer Studies
  9. Information Technology
  10. Literature in English
  11. Economics
  12. Geography
  13. Government
  14. History
  15. French
  16. Physics
  17. Biology
  18. Accounting
  19. Environmental Science
  20. Civics

Transfer Student Admission

  • Subject to the following limitations, AUN will consider work completed at accredited post-secondary institutions for transfer to AUN:

    • Credit will not be awarded for work in which a grade of “C-” or lower was received;
    • The grades earned in courses that are transferred  will not be used to calculate the AUN GPA or CGPA;
    • Credit will be awarded only for courses which satisfy AUN graduation requirements;
    • In general, credit will be accepted only for work completed at accredited institutions. Exceptions must be approved by the Academic Vice President upon the recommendation of the appropriate AUN school Dean;
    • In order to graduate with an AUN degree, at least 50% of the total credits and 50% of the credits in the students major must be earned at AUN;
    • The final 30 credits of a student’s academic work must be completed at AUN;
    • The transferability of credit for general education courses will be determined by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the Academic Vice President; for courses in the major, determination will be made by the appropriate AUN School  
  •  All students wishing to transfer to AUN who have spent two academic years or more or have attained 60 credit hours from any accredited university inside or outside Nigeria, and possess a CGPA of 2.50 (on a 5-point scale) or 2.0 (on a 4-point scale) are required to submit the following documents to the Admissions office:
    1. Application form.
    2. Evidence of application payment (5,000 Naira)
    3. Letter of Recommendation.
    4. Personal Statement.
    5. Official University Transcript

    All students who have obtained less than 60 credit hours from any accredited University inside or outside of Nigeria are required to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office.
    1. Application form.
    2. Evidence of application payment (5,000 Naira)
    3. Letter of Recommendation.
    4. Personal Statement.
    5. Official University Transcript
    6. JAMB score.
    7. End of school leaving examination results.
    8. School Transcripts SS1, SS2, SS3.

  • Applicants should however note that AUN reserves the right to accept or deny credit for any courses taken at other institutions for any reason.

  • Transfer Student Admission

    • Subject to the following limitations, AUN will consider work completed at accredited post-secondary institutions for transfer to AUN:

      Required Documents
      • Credit will not be awarded for work in which a grade of “C-” or lower was received;
      • The grades earned in courses that are transferred  will not be used to calculate the AUN GPA or CGPA;
      • Credit will be awarded only for courses which satisfy AUN graduation requirements;
      • In general, credit will be accepted only for work completed at accredited institutions. Exceptions must be approved by the Academic Vice President upon the recommendation of the appropriate AUN school Dean;
      • In order to graduate with an AUN degree, at least 50% of the total credits and 50% of the credits in the students major must be earned at AUN;
      • The final 30 credits of a student’s academic work must be completed at AUN;
      • The transferability of credit for general education courses will be determined by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the Academic Vice President; for courses in the major, determination will be made by the appropriate AUN School.
    •  All students wishing to transfer to AUN who have spent two academic years or more or have attained 60 credit hours from any accredited university inside or outside Nigeria, and possess a CGPA of 2.50 (on a 5-point scale) or 2.0 (on a 4-point scale) are required to submit the following documents to the Admissions office:
      1. Application form.
      2. Evidence of application payment (5,000 Naira)
      3. Letter of Recommendation.
      4. Personal Statement.
      5. Official University Transcript

      All students who have obtained less than 60 credit hours from any accredited University inside or outside of Nigeria are required to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office.
      1. Application form.
      2. Evidence of application payment (5,000 Naira)
      3. Letter of Recommendation.
      4. Personal Statement.
      5. Official University Transcript
      6. JAMB score.
      7. End of school leaving examination results.
      8. School Transcripts SS1, SS2, SS3.

Visiting Student Status

A Visiting Student is one who is enrolled at another institution and who seeks to enroll in courses for transfer back to the home institution. Students in this category are not formally admitted to AUN. To apply as a Visiting Student, the student submits a Visiting Student Application available from the Office of the Registrar, an official transcript or other formal record of the student’s post-secondary work, and a letter from the student’s home institution confirming that the student is in good standing. Non-native speakers of English who have not studied at institutions at which English is the language of instruction must provide TOEFL scores.

Non-Degree Students

A non-degree student is one who does not meet entrance requirements or who does not plan to qualify for a degree. Courses taken by non-degree students may not later be counted toward a degree. Admission as a non-degree student requires approval from the Admissions Office and from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

uition and Fees Fall 2012 - Spring 2013        
   

Fall

Spring

Full Year

(Fall & Spring)

Tuition (15 credits load @ N53,000/credit)   795,000 795,000 1,590,000
Health   5,000 5,000 10,000
Student Activity   12,000 12,000 24,000
         
Housing        
Double Room w/Facilities   325,000 325,000 650,000
Double Room w/o Facilities   228,000 228,000 456,000
Triple Room W/Facilities (New Students)   250,000 250,000 500,000
Triple Room w/o Facilities   180,000 180,000 360,000
Quad Room w/Facilities   175,000 175,000 350,000
Quad Room w/o Facilities   100,000 100,000 200,000
         
Housing Damage Deposit (New Students) *                   30,000  
         
MEAL PLANS        
21 Meals   225,000 225,000 450,000
14 Meals   175,000 175,000 350,000
7 Meals   125,000 125,000 250,000
         
Books (refundable deposit for books)   45,000 45,000 90,000
         
Application Fee (new students only)       5,000
         

Housing Damage Deposit is paid once and the balance is refundable on graduation or on transfer.

NOTES:

  • All fees above are in Nigerian Naira
  • First Year Technology fee is waived, and new students will be required to provide their own laptops starting from Fall 2011 Academic Year
  • First Year Development fee will no longer be charged to new students starting from Fall 2011 Academic Year
  • Estimated cost for books per student is reduced to N45,000 refundable deposit into student accounts. The use of E-books has been introduced from the Fall 2011 Academic Year
  • Other fees, such as Institutional Technology fee, Transportation fee, and Science Laboratory fee will no longer be charged
  • Tuition fee of N795,000 reflects the new tuition and fee structure per semester per student enrolled for 15 credits course load
  • Additional credits above the normal 15 credits course load per semester will be charged at a rate of N53,000 per credit
  • Tuition and Fees Payment information can be viewed here.
  • If you have any questions about fees, please contact the Bursar/Student Financial Manager

 

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Phone (+234) 805-226-6302, (+234) 805-200-2962
Email admissions@aun.edu.ng
Website http://www.americanuniversitynigeria.org
Address 98 Lamido Zubairu Way Yola Township bypass. PMB 2250, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria.

 

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