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Mustapha Abacha, 479 Others Graduate From MAAUN

Four hundred and eighty students including the youngest son of late head of state Sani Abacha, Mustapha Abacha have over the weekend graduated from Maryam Abacha American University, Niger (MAAUN) during its second convocation.

Similarly, the first set of postgraduate students were awarded masters degrees in various fields of endeavour.

In his speech, the president and founder of the institution, professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo noted that the university which was established about 5 years ago, has witnessed phenomenal growth and remarkable strides since inception leading to the attainment of various plaudits.

He noted that such strides have earned the university recognition by sundry world standard education bodies such as UNESCO, the United Kingdom based Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), and the US based Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Others achievements include; membership of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), membership of the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and membership of the  European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

Gwarzo noted that the birth of MAAUN heralded the establishment of the first English university in Niger Republic which was also the first approved bilingual university in sub-Saharan Africa.

In his adress, the President of Niger Republic who was represented by the governor of Maradi Dr. Zakari Oumarou commended the foresight of the founder of MAAUN, noting that that the establishment of the university in Niger has premised the beginning of a quantum leap in education standards in the country.

He urged the founder to sustain the tempo of investment in education adding that the government of Niger will continue to partner MAAUN for the growth of education in the country.

In her remark, the wife of late head of state and chairperson of MAAUN’s Board of Trustees, Hajiya (Dr) Maryam Sani Abacha urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the great institution just as she wished them brighter and successful future endeavours.

In his address, the pro chancellor of the university and former governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Magatakarda Wammako promised all to sustain the tempo of development in the university adding that such commitment in the past was responsible for the university’s phenomenal achievements over the years.

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