Established in 1975, Bayero University Kano is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the metropolis of Kano (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a university situated in Kano, Kano State , Nigeria. It was founded in 1975, when it was renamed from Bayero University College and upgraded from university college to university. It is the first university in Kano State.
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.
The first students began their studies in February 1964, and they graduated in July 1966. In the late ’90s. the college became a university college and was renamed Bayero University College, with Mahmud Tukur as principal.
In 1975, the college became a university college, and was renamed Bayero University College, with Mahmud Tukur as principal. In 1977, it was again given university status, and Bayero University became its name. Tukur became vice-chancellor. In 1980, the university ceased functioning as a faculty of its Zaria counterpart.
The university also houses the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF), the only of its kind in the country. The university is located approximately 12.8 kilometers (roughly 8 miles) from the city along the Kano-Gwarzo Road i.e along Janguza. There is another site at BUK Road.
Furthermore, the status was again changed, to that of the university, and Bayero University became the name; Tukur became vice-chancellor. In 1980 the university ceased functioning as a faculty of its Zaria counterpart.
The research centers include: Center for Advanced Medical Research, Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Gender Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, Center for Dryland Agriculture, Center for Biotechnology Research, Center for Renewable Energy and Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages among others.
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