Bayero University Kano

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Bayero University Kano, BUK
Jamiatu Bayero Kano
Bayerouniversitylogo.jpg
Former names
Ahmadu Bello College
Abdullahi Bayero College,
Bayero University College
Motto "...and above every possessor of knowledge there is One more learned" "وفوق كل ذي علم عليم"
Type Public University
Established 1977
Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Yahuza Bello
Administrative staff
1,060
Students 37,747
Location Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
Campus Multi-campus
Website buk.edu.ng

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a university situated in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1977, when it was renamed from Bayero University College and upgraded from university college to university.

History[edit]

Bayero University initially bore the name Ahmadu Bello College, the college was named after Premier of Northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello. It was founded in January 1960 by the Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education headed by Isa Kaita to prepare senior secondary certificate holders for G.C.E. and A-level in Arabic, Hausa, Islamic History, Islamic studies and English Literature.[1] Upon the establishment of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, Ahmadu Bello College was renamed to Abdullahi Bayero College, after Abdullahi Bayero, Emir of Kano[2] and soon thereafter it became a faculty of the new university.

Initially located on the grounds of the School of Arabic Studies near the palace of the Emir, the college moved to a location at the old Kano Airport Hotel, where it remained until March 1968, when it moved to Western Kano to make way for a military hospital (the Nigerian Civil War having started the previous year). The first students began their studies in February 1964, and they graduated in July 1966.

In 1975, the college became a university college, and was renamed Bayero University College, with Mahmud Tukur as principal. In 1977, the status was again changed, to that of university, and Bayero University became the name; Tukur became Vice-Chancellor. In 1980 the university ceased functioning as a faculty of its Zaria counterpart.[2]

Academic sections[edit]

It has Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Islamic Studies, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, Earth and Environmental Studies, Pharmacy, Social, Management Science and the recent Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology.[3] Research Centers include: Center for Dryland Agriculture, Center for Biotechnology Research, Center for Renewable Energy and Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages among others. The University also houses the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF), the only one in the country. It is located approximately 12.8 kilometers (roughly 8 miles) from the city along the Kano-Gwarzo Road.

List of leaders[edit]

Bayero University Kano campus
Bayero University Kano campus

SAS Principal (and director of college section)[edit]

  • Aliyu Abubakar Dr, Aliyu Abubakar was born in Nafada in the present Gombe State in the year 1909. He attended University of London where he studied a bachelor of art degree in English language. After serving as a pricipal at the school of Arabic studies Kano, he also served as the first commissioner of Education in Bauchi State after its creation in 1976. He died in November 1987.

Provost of Abdullahi Bayero College[edit]

Principal of Bayero University College[edit]

Vice Chancellor[edit]

See also[edit]

Bayero University Kano library
Bayero University Kano library
Former instructors
Graduates
Holders of honorary degrees

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Department of FAIS". BUK.edu.ng. Bayero University Kano. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "History of BUK". BUK.edu.ng. Bayero University Kano. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  3. ^ http://csit.buk.edu.ng/
  4. ^ Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong; Mr. Steven J. Niven (2 February 2012). Dictionary of African Biography. OUP USA. pp. 177–178. ISBN 978-0-19-538207-5. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 11°58′50″N 8°28′46″E / 11.98056°N 8.47944°E / 11.98056; 8.47944