History Of Bayero University Kano

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Bayero University, Kano (BUK) is a university located in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1975, when it was renamed Bayero University College and upgraded from University College to University. It is the top university in Kano State, North West Nigeria.


Bayero University was originally Ahmadu Bello College. The school is named after the Prime Minister of Northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello. It was established in January 1960 by the Northern Nigerian Ministry of Education headed by Isa Kaita to prepare upper secondary certificate holders for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) and A-Level in Arabic Arabic, Hausa, Islamic history, Islamic studies and English literature. 2] Upon the establishment of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, Ahmadu Bello College was renamed Abdullahi Bayero College, after Abdullahi Bayero, Emir of Kano [3] and soon it became a faculty of new university.

Originally located on the campus of the School of Arabic Studies near Emir’s Palace, the school moved to the old Kano Airport Hotel, where it remained until March 1968, when it moved west of Kano to make way for a soldier. hospital (Nigerian Civil War had begun the previous year). The first students started their studies in February 1964 and graduated in July 1966.

In 1975, the school became a university college and was renamed Bayero University College, with Mahmud Tukur as principal. In 1977, it received university status as Bayero University, with Tukur as vice chancellor. In 1980, the university ceased to function as a faculty of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

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Academic Section

The academic divisions of Bayero University include Colleges, Faculties, Centers, Institutes and Schools

The two colleges in the university are:

  • Colleges of Health Science
  • Colleges of Natural and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The eleven faculties in Bayero University are:

  • Arts and Islamic Studies
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Education
  • Law
  • Management Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine

The research centres include: Centre for Advanced Medical Research, Centre for Infectious Diseases, African Centre for Excellence in Population Health and Policy, Centre for Gender Studies, Centre for Islamic Civilisation and Inter-faith Dialogue, Centre for Dryland Agriculture, Centre for Biotechnology Research, Centre for Renewable Energy and Centre for Research in Nigerian Languages, Translation and Folklore Centre for Information Technology, among others. The university also houses the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF), the only one of its kind in the country.

The main campus of the university is located approximately 12.8 kilometers (roughly 8 miles) from the city along the Kano-Gwarzo Road i.e. along Janguza road. There is another site (Old Campus) at BUK Road.


List of leaders

SAS Principal (and director of college section)

  1. 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 principal 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.
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Provost of Abdullahi Bayero College

  1. Abdalla Eltayeb (1964–1966)
  2. Hamidu Alkali (September 1966 – November 1969)
  3. Shehu Galadanci (1969–1975)

Principal of Bayero University College

  1. Mahmud Tukur (September 1975 – 1977)

Vice chancellor[edit]

  1. Mahmud Tukur (1975 – October 1977)
  2. J. O. C. Ezeilo (1977–1978)
  3. Ibrahim H. Umar (1979–1986)
  4. Dandatti Abdulkadir (1986–1990)
  5. M. Sani Zakraddeen (1990–1995)
  6. Bello Bako Dambatta (1995–1999)
  7. Musa Abdullahi (August 1999 – 2004)
  8. Attahiru Muhammad Jega (September 2004 – 2010)
  9. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed (June 2010 – 17 August 2015)
  10. Muhammad Yahuza Bello (Tuesday 18 August 2015 – 17 August 2020 )
  11. Sagir Adamu Abbas ( 17 August 2020 – Present )

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