Bayero University




Kano State, Northern Nigeria


12 Academic Faculties


63 Lecture theaters, 74 departments, 28 workshop studios, 1 Gymnasium

Fields of study:

Agriculture, Social Sciences, Sciences


“…. And above every possessor of knowledge, there is the one more learned.”

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is Nigeria’s leading academic institution for Cultural studies with over 30,000 students and 4,000 staff. Formerly known as Abdullahi Bayero College, BUK was established in 1964 and was officially renamed as Bayero University Kano (BUK) in 1975. The University was initially a faculty under Ahmadu Bello University from the time of its existence and became fully independent in 1980. The University is also among the eight universities shortlisted by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in the “A “category.

Under the administration of the Current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abubakar A. Rasheed, BUK has 30,221 enrolled students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. In the last decade, the University has focused its efforts on developing science programs in Engineering, Medicine, and, recently, Agriculture.
University faculties include the Faculty of Agriculture; the Faculty of Arts & Islamic Studies; the Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Social sciences. BUK in the last few years has also created new degree programs, institutes, and departments.

BUK has 24 affiliate programs with local institutions in Nigeria. The institution is also affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW). It is also among the few universities chosen by the World Bank as a Center of Excellence in Dryland Agriculture.

Bayero University Kano (BUK) has a number of notable alumni, some of which include the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; Former Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu; several Senators and Members of the Nigerian House of Representatives.

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