Bayero University on Thursday, 5th March, 2020 matriculated a total of 7,343 newly admitted students for the 2019/2020 academic session. Of this number, 4,773 (65%) are males while 2,570 (35%) are females.
The admission statistics shows that the University has succeeded in surpassing the national requirements of 60% students in science based in its admission, as 4992 (68%) are in science based disciplines while only 2, 351 (32%) are in arts based.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello said Bayero University is being transformed through the provision of facilities aimed at improving learning and teaching environment.
Prof Bello congratulated the new students for being admitted after passing through rigorous screening and examination exercises, saying that “you should count yourselves lucky for gaining admission into one of the most inclusive and cosmopolitan universities in Nigeria with students from every state of the country. We also have students from many foreign countries,” he said.
He cautioned the inducted students to strictly observe the University’s rules and regulations and be of good character, as well as dress decently. He explained that the University Council has recently approved Codes of Ethics for all members of the University community. “The Codes set the ground rules for all members of the community to interact ethically and decently with one another and with the wider community they serve,” said the Vice Chancellor.
The Vice Chancellor told the inducted students that Bayero University is rapidly becoming a centre of excellence in research, explaining that after intensive international competition two centres recently secured World Bank African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) grants. They are Centre for Dryland Agriculture and African Centre of Excellence in Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP).
He said BUK was only one of the three universities in Nigeria with two ACEs. “Our Centre for Renewable Energy Research (CRER) also recently secured a TETFund Centre of Excellence grant of One Billion Naira. In a related development, the University was the most successful in the 2019 TETFund National Research Fund competition, as 12 research groups won a total of N423 million- the highest total grant won by any university,” he added.
Professor Bello however drew the attention of the students that the University Senate would verify the entry qualifications of each and every one of them and those found to have used fake/forged document would be expelled in accordance with the University’s regulations.
The Registrar, Fatima Binta Mohammed facilitated the session as she invited the Deans of all the faculties to call their respective students to rise for the purpose of matriculation.