YOLA, Nigeria, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.K.'s Africa Leadership magazine has honoured The American University of Nigeria as Africa's leading University at the African Investments & Development Awards ceremony held on October 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
"We are pleased to recognize AUN's enormous contributions to Africa's educational emancipation, economic growth and development, as the leading and advanced institution in the country. The board noted with interest AUN's unparalleled commitment to excellence and best practices--investing millions of dollars in research and development to adequately equip its students for the future," said Ken Giami, Africa Leadership's Editor-in-Chief.
"We are honoured to receive this award," said President Margee Ensign. "Our mission as Africa's first Development University is to foster the creation of new leaders committed to sustaining a democracy in which diverse people share in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Service learning is central to our identity. All of our students must successfully undertake development courses in order to graduate, no matter what their major is."
President Ensign personally received the prestigious award ceremony in Atlanta on behalf of AUN. This is the second time AUN has received an award from the London-based publication. In 2011, President Ensign was honoured with its Africa Leadership Award for Educational Excellence.
Africa Leadership is a pan-African publication read by international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Each year the magazine honors select members of Africa's investment community, development partners, and various groups and associations that contribute to Africa's economic growth.
The American University of Nigeria, a private, co-educational university, was established in 2003. It is located in the Yola-Jimeta metropolis, capital of the north east Adamawa State of Nigeria.
SOURCE A24 Media