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Type: Public Institution
Motto: "..and above every possessor of knowledge there is one more learned"
Affiliated to: AAU, NUC, ASUU
Established: 1977
No of Students: 40,000
No of Staff: 3,323
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello
Campuses: Old campus & New campus
Website: https://www.buk.edu.ng/
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Bayero University, Kano, also known as BUK, is a federal university located in Kano State, north-western Nigeria. It was founded in January 1964 with the name Abdullahi Bayero College; a faculty under the Ahmadu Bello University. In 1975, its status changed from a college to a university college. This status change made the university to be renamed Bayero University College. Later in 1977, its status was again changed from a university college.. more

Bayero University, Kano, also known as BUK, is a federal university located in Kano State, north-western Nigeria. It was founded in January 1964 with the name Abdullahi Bayero College; a faculty under the Ahmadu Bello University. In 1975, its status changed from a college to a university college. This status change made the university to be renamed Bayero University College. Later in 1977, its status was again changed from a university college to a university. The university experienced its final transformation in 1980 when it gained its full independence. This independence had the university’s name changed from Ahmadu Bello University to Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

Bayero University, Kano, is well-known for its Centre for Dryland Agriculture that won an 8 million dollar grant and an award as Africa’s Centre of Excellence in Dryland Agriculture. It is also among the few universities chosen by the World Bank as a Centre of Excellence in Dryland Agriculture. BUK is one of the founding members of the Oxonian International University Network, Established in 2013 at St. Catherine’s College of Oxford University. BUK offered 3,000 trees seeds to its immediate and external community as a mean of to reducing the impact of global warming. The largest solar hybrid power plant in Africa was inaugurated at Bayero University, Kano. The 7.1MW solar hybrid power plant enables 55,815 students and 3,077 workers to have access to electricity. BUK has a current student enrolment of over 40,000 with a staff of over 3,323 (1,225 Academic staff and 2,098 administrative staff).

Bayero University, Kano, provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students. These facilities include; 63 lecture theatres, 28 workshop studios, a gymnasium, an open courseware portal, a centre for dryland agriculture, a library, a mosque, the Prof Attahiru M Jega Stadium, the Aminu Kano teaching hospital, halls of residence, staff quarters, science laboratories, and an open educational resource with an online journal system.  Some notable alumni of BUK include Mansur Dan Ali (Minister of Defence), Ahmad Sani Yerima (former governor, Zamfara State), Jamila Tangaza (Journalist, former head of BBC Hausa), Mukhtar Shehu (Governor of Zamfara State) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Governor of Kano State).

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Bayero University, Kano has 9 faculties and a college that has 3 faculties.

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop Protection
  • Department of Soil Science
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Bayero University, Kano has 9 faculties and a college that has 3 faculties.

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop Protection
  • Department of Soil Science

Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies

  • Department of Arabic
  • Department of English
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of History
  • Department of Islamic Studies and shari’a
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Nigerian Languages
  • Department of Theatre & Film Studies

Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Environmental Management
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Software Engineering

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Adult Education
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Library & Information Science
  • Department of Physical & Health Education
  • Department of Science & Technical Education
  • Department of Special Education

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mechatronics Engineering
  • Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Private & Commercial Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Islamic Law

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Biological Science
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematical Science
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Plant Biology

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Banking & Finance
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology

College of Health Science

Faculty of Clinical Science

  • Department of Anaesthesiology
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Haematology
  • Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery

Faculty of Dentistry

  • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of Oral Diagnostic Surgery
  • Department of Preventive Dentistry
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Department of Child Dental Health
  • Department of Craniofacial Orthodontics

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Radiography
  • Department of Optometry
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Bayero University, Kano accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes.

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into BUK are either through “JA.. more

Bayero University, Kano accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes.

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into BUK are either through “JAMB UTME Exam” or “Direct Entry”.

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates:
➤ Candidates should have one of the following qualifications; Cambridge A’Level, GCE A’Level, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB.
➤ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➤ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) including English language and Mathematics. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➤ Direct entry candidates do not need to write JAMB UTME. They just need to acquire and fill the JAMB Direct Entry Form.
*After a satisfactory admission screening or entrance test/interview, you will be directly admitted to the 200 Level (second year) course of your choice.

  Admission Requirements for JAMB UTME Candidates:
➨ Candidates seeking admission into 100 Level (first year) are required to write the JAMB UTME exam and score at least 180.
*Those who chose BUK as their first choice and scored 180 & above in the JAMB UTME will then write BUK’s Post UTME exam.
*Successful candidates will be given admission after consideration of their score at both the JAMB UTME and BUK’s Post UTME exam.
➨ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➨ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) in 3 relevant subjects plus English language and Mathematics. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➨ Candidates must choose the correct JAMB subject combination for their desired bachelor’s degree programme/course.
➨ Candidates must also meet the stipulated Post UTME cut-off mark for their desired/chosen bachelor’s programme.

Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a degree with CGPA not below 2.75 on a 5.00 scale at Bayero University, Kano, or any other recognised University.
■ Possess a Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5.00 scale.

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a master’s degree from Bayero University, Kano or any other recognised University with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5.00 scale.

HOW TO APPLY
Bayero University, Kano has set up an online portal to assist candidates seeking enrolment. Hence, the applicant should visit the website: https://www.buk.edu.ng/?q=aportal and follow all relevant information about the application process. BUK’s JAMB and UTME cut off mark for undergraduate candidates is 180.  The Application into BUK generally runs during the month of July.

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Kano is the capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. According to the Kano Chronicle, Bagauda, a grandson of the mythical hero Bayajidda, was the first king of Kano. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Fulani Islamic leader Usman Dan Fodio led a jihad that created the Sokoto Caliphate. Kano later became the larges.. more

Kano is the capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. According to the Kano Chronicle, Bagauda, a grandson of the mythical hero Bayajidda, was the first king of Kano. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Fulani Islamic leader Usman Dan Fodio led a jihad that created the Sokoto Caliphate. Kano later became the largest and most prosperous province of the empire. It was also one of the last major slave societies, with the highest percentage of the enslaved population long after the Atlantic slave trade had been cut off. After a resistance in 1903, Kano was captured by the British and used as the administrative centre of Northern Nigeria. After independence, Ado Bayero became the emir of Kano in 1963. This led to the creation of Kano State in 1967 from the then Northern Nigeria by the Federal military government. Kano features a tropical savanna climate characterised by an average low temperature of 11 to 15 °C. Kano has a predominantly Hausa-Fulani culture displayed in their music, art, language and festivals. Kano is the commercial & investment hub of Northern Nigeria and the largest non-oil & gas economy in Nigeria. It has a GDP of approximately US$12 billion. The Kano economy is primarily driven by commerce, manufacturing and subsistence agriculture – the dominant activity, with up to 70% of the population engaged directly or indirectly.

Kano is the commercial hub of Northern Nigeria and the second-largest city in Nigeria. It has a railway line connecting to Lagos that costs a quarter of the equivalent bus fare. The city possesses the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport that provides flight services to both civilians and the army. Kano possesses a host of historical relics and artefacts such as museums, places and monuments. The city is highly religious with a good number of mosques for worship. The Murtala Muhammed Library is a public library open to all those seeking knowledge. The city has several hospitals well equipped for its large population. The city owns several stadia, one of which is the Sani Abacha stadium, able to host over 10,000 persons.

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Scholarships

Kano grant’s full scholarships to its indigenes, through the Kano State Scholarship Board. Hence, those wishing to apply for a scholarship should go through the Kano State scholarship application guide through the website: http://www.kssbonline.org/

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Motto: "..and above every possessor of knowledge there is one more learned"
Affiliated to: AAU, NUC, ASUU
Established: 1977
No of Students: 40,000
No of Staff: 3,323
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello
Campuses: Old campus & New campus
Website: https://www.buk.edu.ng/
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