From Virginia, USA, an American University of Nigeria Success Story

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When Attahir Rabiu graduated this 12 months (2020) from AUN’s Telecommunications & Wi-fi Applied sciences division, the journey forward appeared fairly daunting. Particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneurs had been braving the topsy-turvy, curler coaster of an uncommon 12 months. The general public well being emergency was inflicting a domino impact on the character of labor, examine, and certainly all human interactions. In Nigeria, protests, strike actions, and disruptions had been the order of the day.

In opposition to the backdrop of uncertainty, unwaveringly, the philosophy on the American College of Nigeria remained targeted on entrepreneurship and growth. A stallion staunch decision to see alternatives for brand spanking new data and options in each issue. Now greater than ever, AUN graduates had an opportunity to point out the stuff they’re product of. Following within the steps of many different alumni, Attahir utilized and gained admission into the MSc. Electrical & Pc Engineering program on the Outdated Dominion College, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. “I then utilized for assistantship and was employed as an IT Specialist,” mentioned Attahir.  This was not such a troublesome feat given his tutorial priority. Inside a brief interval in his position as a graduate assistant, one thing price writing house about, actually,  occurred. He discovered himself writing an electronic mail to thank his favourite professor at AUN, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Husseini ( fondly referred to as Dr.ASH) in appreciation for all he had taught him.

In Attahir’s division at Outdated Dominion, a brand new constructing full with an innovation lab with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, and different very costly tools costing hundreds of dollars was to be arrange. The division took a leap of religion on their freshly minted IT Specialist. Attahir was assigned as undertaking supervisor with the duty of organising the innovation lab. This concerned so many actions together with the procurement of apparatus, installations,  and coaching college students on easy methods to safely use new tools.

“Sir, if I did not take your CIE 321 class (IT Venture Administration) I will probably be fully misplaced. As a result of I took your class, I really feel very snug and know what to do. The Senior IT Specialists had been very impressed with how I used to be in a position to handle the undertaking at such a younger age. Additionally, even the way in which I write emails like the way you taught us in SEN 406 (Technical Report Writing) has impressed my colleagues in our division and so they’re stunned I’m only a contemporary graduate and have little or no skilled expertise. Sir, I’m very grateful for what you might have taught us. Thanks. Attahir wrote in an electronic mail to Dr. ASH.

Though the AUN campus stretches throughout over one thousand hectares, with faculties strung throughout cardinal factors, the information, that Attahir Rabiu, a contemporary graduate had been appointed Venture Supervisor and he carried out spectacularly unfold throughout campus. The close-knit group was elated on the achievement of one among their very own. The Dean of AUN’s Graduate College, Professor Chris Mbah was thrilled. “Nice pupil testimony, Dr. ASH! Now, that is what “student-centric U.S-style” means.” Dean Mbah mentioned.

An overjoyed Attahir believes the AUN group is certainly a nesting floor for excellent expertise.

“Over my 4 years at AUN, Dr. ASH taught me invaluable abilities which are each technical and professional in nature. I realized the elemental engineering ideas of telecommunications by means of my core programs which after all is essential. Nevertheless, it’s programs like Technical Report Writing, IT Venture Administration, and Senior Design Venture that I imagine have given me the skilled abilities to at some point excel in my subject.” He mentioned.

Skilled abilities are important for profession development however professors at AUN additionally imagine multifaceted strategy to studying and private growth is the important thing to larger success and Attahir is all the higher for that.

“Aside from offering me with a world-class schooling, AUN additionally gave me an opportunity to develop management abilities by means of extracurricular actions resembling being a member of the Honor Society, IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) membership, and lots of extra. AUN has given me the instruments to succeed.”

Attahir Rabiu is only one of many AUN graduates who’ve gone on to make their mark and stake a declare in enterprise, the humanities, academia, and lots of different fields of endeavors. The whole AUN group is happy with the hovering accomplishments of one among their very own.  Much more so as a result of he has solely simply left the nest.

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