Bayero University Kano (BUK), Kano, Kano State

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a university situated in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1977, when it was renamed from Bayero University College and upgraded from university college to university.buk logo

Bayero University initially bore the name Ahmadu Bello College, the college was named after Premier of Northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello. It was founded in January 1960 by the Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education headed by Isa Kaita to prepare senior secondary certificate holders for G.C.E. and A-level in Arabic, Hausa, Islamic History, Islamic studies and English Literature.

Upon the establishment of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, Ahmadu Bello College was renamed to Abdullahi Bayero College, after Abdullahi Bayero, Emir of Kano and soon thereafter it became a faculty of the new university.

Former names
Ahmadu Bello College,
Abdullahi Bayero College,
Bayero University College
Motto “وفوق كل ذي علم عليم”
Motto in English
“…and above every possessor of knowledge there is one more learned”
Type Public University, research
Established 4 October 1962
Location Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
Campus Urban
Colours Light Blue
Nickname BUK
Affiliations NUC, ASUU, SSANU

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Faculties & Departments

It has Faculties of Allied Health Sciences, Agriculture, Arts and Islamic Studies , Clinical Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Earth and Environmental Studies, Pharmacy, Social, Management Science and the recent Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology. 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. The University also houses the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF), the only one in the country. It is located approximately 12.8 kilometers (roughly 8 miles) from the city along the Kano-Gwarzo Road.


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Notable Alumni

  • Zaynab Alkali, renown author
  • Mansur Dan Ali, Minister of Defence
  • Farouk Lawan, politician
  • Moses Ochonu, historian, author
  • Yushau Shuaib, author
  • Ahmad Sani Yerima, former Governor, Zamfara State
  • Ibrahim Sheme, novelist, journalist, publisher
  • Farooq Kperogi, author, columnist, journalism professor at Kennesaw State University
  • Jamila Tangaza, journalist, former head, BBC Hausa

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