BREAKING! BUK is now ranked fifth in Nigeria – VC

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The university is currently recognized as the fifth best in Nigeria, according to Prof. Sagir Abbas, Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

Alfijir labarai reported Abbas disclosed this at the 38th Convocation of the University held at the institution’s Convocation Arena located on Gwarzo road,Kano,on Saturday.

The institution, for instance, has accomplished a lot of enormous progress in the last two years.According to Times Higher Education’s (THE) February 2023 university rating, Bayero University, Kano, ranked as the fourth-best university in Nigeria.

“I am delighted also to inform you that in the latest 2024 World University Assessment by the Times Higher Education of United Kingdom, BUK was ranked the 5th Best University in Nigeria, trailing Covenant University, the University of Ibadan, the University of Lagos and Federal University of Technology, Akure as 1, 2, 3 and 4”, respectively.

“In addition to emerging 5th best university in Nigeria, BUK is also the Best University in the North-West, North-East, South-East and South-South zones. Bayero University was ranked the second best university in Nigeria in terms of international outlook, coming after Covenant University.

“We will not relent in our determination to improve the visibility of the university on the global scene by consistently being visible on the university website as well as publishing research work in reputable journals and engaging in more collaboration with individuals and industries at the international level,” he said.

The Vice Chancellor said the staggered convocation began on Tuesday,and that during the first three days, the institution awarded Bachelor’s degrees to 11,284 qualified candidates from 18 Faculties and the School of Continuing Education.

“Bayero University is a globally top-ranked university with commitment to education, research and community services. Over the last couple of years, the university has been pursuing the following vision plan:

“To transform it from a basically teaching to a research-based university; to transform it from a predominantly Arts/Humanities to Science-based university; to make it an information and communication technology driven university and to be a global best practice university,” he said.

To this end, Prof.Sagir said, the University Management and the Senate are working tirelessly to attain the anticipated objectives.

The ceremony also featured the award of higher degrees,first degrees,honourary degrees, diplomas and prizes to deserving personalities.

The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, and the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adeshina, were awarded with Honourary Doctorate degrees at the ceremony.

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