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Bayero University Kano

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Welcome to Bayero University, Kano (BUK), an exciting institution with a vibrant history and promising future, a wonderful place to learn and to grow intellectually and academically. Bayero University possesses a wealth of academic experience combined with a great spirit and a commitment to excellence that clearly sets it apart from other universities in Nigeria. Bayero University's commitment to excellence began in 1977, when it became a full-fledged University, from Ahmadu Bello College, established in 1960, to which BUK traces its roots.


Bayero University shall be a world-class university in Africa,renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, and the quality of its products.


To provide world-class academic and professional training and community service, and to conduct research for the advancement of society, and to produce high quality human resources with entrepreneurial skills for the development of the community, the nation and humanity


Humility and sacrifice; Discipline and Commitment; Integration and Internationalisation; Professionalism and Good Governance; Innovativeness and Creativity; Excellence and Best Practices.


The insignia of the Citadel, is a shield, on which are a crescent and a star, rendered in beautiful Arabic calligraphy, an art form prevalent in the larger community.


has been renowned for centuries. The shape is that of a tanned animal skin, alluding to the centuries old hides and skin industry; and a slate / tablet used throughout the sub-region in schools from ancient times to date. Symbolic representation of the industry and learning Kano


Jami'atu Bayero Kano, which in English translates to “Bayero University Kano”, alluding to the centuries-long local scholarship of a bilingual nature. The calligraphy in the crescent unfurls into the phras


The star-shaped calligraphy is the motto of the citadel, a graphic pun, excerpted from the Holy Qur'an. It echoes an eternal truth that also underlines the humility and sense of service the community has come to expect from its stars in the learning firmament: “... And above every possessor of knowledge, there is one more learned”.


The seed of Bayero University Kano was the Ahmadu Bello College set up in 1960, located within the School for TArabic Studies (SAS), in the old city of Kano. With the establishment of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1962, it was renamed Abdullahi Bayero College. In 1964 it moved to a temporary site at the old Kano Airport Hotel, admitting its first set of ten undergraduate students for a B.A. degree programme of Ahmadu Bello University. This first set graduated in 1966 but it continued as a faculty of ABU until 1980. Before then the temporary site had attracted hostile fire during the civil war and had to move to its permanent site (present old campus) in the vicinity of Kabuga and Dukawuya gates on the Kano-Gwarzo road. The next phase of development occurred in 1975, when Abdullahi Bayero College was raised to the status of a University College with the right to award degrees on behalf of Ahmadu Bello University and was renamed Abdullahi Bayero University College, with its own Governing Council. All University Colleges in the country were raised to the status of fullfledged universities in 1977 by the Federal Government and Abdullahi Bayero University College became Bayero University, Kano (BUK) (backed by the promulgation of BUK Decree no 79 of 1979). Dr. Mahmud Tukur, the Principal of the University College became its pioneer Vice-Chancellor (1977-78) leading the team that laid the foundation and initiated the process that gave rise to the present permanent site and the shape of the university as we know it today. The following had all been Vice Chancellors of Bayero University Kano after Dr. Mahmud Tukur: Prof. James O.C. Ezeilo (1978- 79), Prof. Ibrahim H. Umar (1979-86), Prof. Dandatti Abdulkadir (1986-91), Prof. M. S. Zahraddeen (1991-95), Prof. B.B. Dambatta (1995-99), Prof. Musa Abdullahi (1999-2004), Prof. Danjuma A. Maiwada (Acting VC, 2004- 05), and Prof. Attahiru M. Jega (2005-July 2010), Prof. A.A Rasheed (acting July-September 2010, confirmed September 2010 to date).



This is to inform the University community that the Old Campus Clinic conducts routine immunization for children less than five years of age. The immunization includes: BCG (against T.B), diphtheria, tetanus, measles, polio, hepatitis and yellow fever, which prevent most of the childhood killer and paralyzing diseases.


Equipment worth eight hundred million Naira have been purchased and are being installed at the laboratories of the Faculty of Engineering, the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. A. U. Alhaji, said

Speaking at the orientation ceremony organized for new students by the Nigerian University Engineering Students Association (NUESA) on Thursday at the Faculty, the Dean said the faculty was the most equipped one in Nigeria, considering the one billion Naira allocated to it by the University Management for the installation of modern and high quality technological equipment through the Education Trust Fund (ETF) intervention fund.


The JAIZ Bank (Plc) has pledged to partner with the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF) in the pursuit of the principles of Islamic Banking and Finance.

The Managing Director of JAIZ Bank, Alhaji Muhammad Bintude, made the remark when he paid a courtesy call on the institute and briefed the Director of the Centre of the mission and the vision of the bank early this week.

The M.D. pointed out that the Bank presently has 3 branches in Kano, Abuja and Lagos and efforts were being made to expand to other states.



Arts and Islamic Studies
Social and Management Sciences

Centres And Institutes

Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research & Training
Centre for Information Technology
Centre for Study of Nigerian Languages
Centre for Continuing Education & Professional Development
Centre for Dryland Agriculture
Centre for African Entrepreneurship, Research & Training
International Institute for Islamic Banking & Finance

Alhaji Bintude explained the products of the Bank to include non-interest asset financing products covering Murahaba (cost plus scale), Ijara (leasing) and Musharaka (partnership). He expressed the bank’s readiness to open a mini branch in BUK.


Vice Chancellor: Professor Abubakar Rasheed, mni 

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics): Professor Yahuza M Bello 

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration): Professor Abdulrashid Garba

University Librarian: Professor Ibrahim Diso.

Other members: All Professors, Deans, Directors of Academic Units, Heads of Departments and Units and representation from Congregation.


Ninety nine (99) students from various faculties are to benefit with the University’s prestigious scholarship for their excellent academic performance at the 2010/2011 session.

In a letter signed by the Acting Director, Academic Affairs, Fatima Binta Mohammed, the students will be refunded the registration fees they paid during the 2010/2011 session in addition to being given N10,000.00 each.


Bayero University team has won the prestigious 5 - aside football championship organized by the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) in conjunction with the FUN TURF held in Lagos.

The Bayero University team, which was led by the Director of Sports, Dr. Musa Garba Yakasai, started its 5 -  aside campaign with a 1 – 1 draw against the University of Nigeria Nsukka before thrashing Federal University of Petroleum, Effurun with a resounding 4 – 1 victory.

The ever determined BUK team qualified for the semi-final and defeated Nasarawa State University by 3 – 2 in a tension soaked encounter.

Bayero University in the final match on Wednesday 10th July, 2012 recorded its highest goals by beating the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akomba  (AAUA) Ondo State 5 – 3 to win the coveted trophy and gold medals for each player.

With the victory, four BUK players; Olaniyi Johnson, Abdulkarim Yusif Ayo, Clement Ogiji and Ahmad Maude who made an outstanding display and excelled, were selected to be part of the team that will represent Nigeria at the International 5 - aside championship in Portugal in August this year.



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