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    NOVEMBER, 2014 No. 51

    BUK Distributes 37 New Brand Vehicles To Deans,


    he Management of Bayero University has commenced

    distribution of 37 brand new vehicles to Deans and Directors

    to facilitate the discharge of their duties.

    The university, having recently made giant strides on infrastructural

    development, manpower development and provision of facilities,

    resolved to acquire the vehicles for the Deans and Directors in its

    quest for better output, while they would surrender the ones at their

    possession for onward allocation to other deserving officers.

    The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Professor Hafiz

    Abubakar MFR, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Professor

    Abubakar Adamu Rasheed mni, MFR while making formal

    announcement on the purchase of the vehicles shortly before the

    distribution of the first phase of 18 vehicles on Tuesday 25th

    November, 2014 at the Senate Chamber, said in the last 30 to 35

    years this was the second time newly acquired branded vehicles

    were distributed to the management staff.

    Professor Hafiz said the Ford brand vehicles, were purchased with

    the internally generated revenue with which the university is

    executing other projects such as roads network upgrade,

    construction of theaters etc,

    saying that the management

    had set up a four-man

    committee headed by the

    ASUU National President,

    Dr. Nasiru Fagge for the

    sourcing of the vehicles.

    The committee he said gave

    alternatives to the

    management and Ford

    brand was selected.

    He said the university

    management had resolved

    to continue the purchase of

    vehicles and other facilities

    considered important,

    urging the Deans and

    Directors who have other

    vehicles in their possession

    to hand them over to the

    Director of Security.

    The Deputy Vice

    Chancellor said the

    company which supplied

    the vehicles had agreed to

    service them for a four-year

    period free of charge,

    including replacement of

    shock absorbers and brake

    parts as it did to all its


    DVC (Academics), Prof. Hafiz Abubakar MFR presenting key to one of the

    recipients, Dean FAIS, Prof. Hafizu Miko Yakasai



    Details of part-time degree

    programmes of the Institute

    of Continuing Education

    (ICE) in pages 9, 10, 11 and


  • customers, saying also the university will enjoy

    a 10 percent discount, insurance cover and

    security tracking.

    Responding on behalf of the Deans and

    Directors, the Dean, School of Postgraduate

    Studies, Professor Ahmad Saidu Babura

    commended the Vice Chancellor and the

    University Management for making a pledge

    and redeeming it in good time, saying we can

    attest to the fact that infrastructural projects,

    staff development, conferences and other works

    are going on daily in the university and even

    with these the management was able to procure

    the vehicles from its meager resources. This is a

    commendable effort and it shows how the Vice

    Chancellor and management are determined to

    move the university forward.

    Prof. Rasheed Tasks JSU Students On

    Character Building

    The Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar

    Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, has challenged

    students to develop good character in their

    search for knowledge so as to be good citizens

    in future and become useful to their nation and


    Speaking at the inaugural matriculation

    ceremony and investiture of the first Chancellor,

    Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa, Chief

    Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR on Saturday, 15th

    November, 2014 Professor Rasheed, who is also

    the first Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the

    Universitys Governing Council said a

    matriculation ceremony signifies the end of

    admission and registration of undergraduate

    students for the academic session.

    Professor Rasheed extolled the virtues of the

    J.S.U Chancellor and former President, Chief

    Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as credible

    elder statesman, accomplished educationist and

    principled politician.

    The Vice Chancellor JSU, Prof. Abdullahi

    Ribadu said a total of 774 pioneer students were


    BUK to Expand and Strengthen


    Bayero University has re-stated its commitment

    to expand and strengthen research as part of

    efforts to address societal problems, Deputy

    Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Hafiz

    Abubakar, has said.

    Speaking at the 2nd

    Interactive Discussion on

    Biotechnology Research with the University

    Based Resource Persons organized by the

    Technical Committee of the CBR, held on 13th

    November, 2014, the Deputy Vice Chancellor

    expressed optimism that the University would

    continue to place much premium on teaching,

    research and community services.

    He called on scientists and non-scientists to

    embark on collaborative effort through research

    to address societal needs, citing a recent

    breakthrough made in Biotechnology research

    on Soya beans, genecone, gene-mapping

    involving 35 collaborators, 11 institutions from

    China and U.S.A, which was published in the

    famous journal, the Nature.

    Also speaking, the Director Research,

    Innovation and Partnership (DRIP), Professor

    Sagir Abbas said his directorate articulated its

    programmes and activities and is waiting for

    approval of senate and the management.

    BUK Establishes Surgical Skills Center

    at CHS

    Bayero University will do everything possible to

    establish a Surgical Skills Center at the College

    of Health Sciences (CHS), to facilitate

    professionalism and efficiency in surgery, the

    Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar Adamu

    Rasheed mni, MFR, has disclosed.

    Professor Rasheed, who was speaking through

    the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration,


  • Professor Sadiq Isa Radda during a courtesy call

    by an accreditation team, at the VCs office who

    came to the Department of Surgery for the

    accreditation of Surgical speciality on Thursday


    November, 2014, said the university will

    continue to innovate and improve services in the

    College of Health Sciences.

    He said the university has done a lot on health

    education. We have the College, we have a

    Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for

    Advanced Medical Research and we are making

    other efforts to respond to the yearnings of the

    people. Professor Rasheed said the university is

    open to positive comments to be able to address

    issues of societal importance, urging all

    stakeholders to support and assist the university

    in achieving the desired goal.

    The Vice Chancellor thanked the West African

    College of Surgeons, assuring that the university

    management will do everything possible to

    comply with the norms and values regarding the

    operations of the College of Health Sciences.

    Earlier in his address, the leader of the

    accreditation team and Chairman, Faculty of

    Surgery, West African College of Surgeons,

    Professor K. D. T. Yawe, said they were in the

    University for the accreditation of Surgical

    speciality, under the Department of Surgery and

    also to appeal to the university management to

    establish a Surgical Skills Center.

    Professor Yawe, who was accompanied by the

    Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Dr Sani

    Usman Alhassan, Dr P. M. Mshelbwala,

    Assistant Secretary General, Faculty of Surgery,

    West African College of Surgeons amongst

    others, praised Bayero University for doing so

    much on Surgery and the entire College of

    Health Sciences.

    CDA Holds 1st International Confab on


    Arrangements have reached an advanced stage

    for the hosting of its 1st International Conference

    on Drylands by the Centre for Dryland

    Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano, according

    to the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee,

    Professor A. I. Tanko.

    He said the conference with theme Climate

    Change and Food Security in the African

    Drylands is scheduled to take place from 8th



    December, 2014.

    Professor Tanko, who is also the Dean, Faculty

    of Earth and Environmental Science, also said a

    renowned Professor of Climatology from the

    University of Missouri, Kansas, the United

    States of America, Professor Jimmy Adegoke,

    would lead other international and national

    scholars to be part of the conference.

    The Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA) is

    one of the academic Centres and Institutes in

    Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

    The Centre it could be recalled was established

    in 2012 with the aim of building human resource

    capacity and generating sustainable agricultural

    technologies that would increase the

    productivity of crops and livestock in the semi-

    arid and dry sub-humid environments of the

    West and Central African Sub-region.

    In January 2014, the Centre won the World