Latest: 300 BUK Indigent Students to Get Scholarship Next Academic
Bayero University, Kano is set to provide scholarship to 300 less privileged students in the forthcoming 2019/2020 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello disclosed this while receiving delegates of the BUK Class ’92 alumni on Friday, 27th December, 2019 at the Senate Chamber.
Prof Yahuza Bello, who received a donation of One Million Naira (N1m) for indigent scholarship, described the Class 92’ as one of the most consistent in the University.
The Vice Chancellor commended the activities of the forum in various aspects of humanity especially for supporting the indigent students which he said was very apt and time considering that the 2019/2020 academic session registration would soon start.
Earlier in his speech, the Chairman of the Class 92’ Forum, Alhaji Dahiru Muhammad Sa’id said the aim of the Forum was to achieve a sustainable educational goal through collaboration with the University leadership and other relevant stakeholders.
“The primary objective of the forum is creating a permanent structure that will benefit its members and the society in general” he explained.
According to Alhaji Dahiru, some of the activities of the Forum included among others; payment of fines/compensations at Kano Central Correctional Service Facility, payment of hospital bills for the less privileged at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and financial assistance to families of their deceased colleagues.
It could be recalled that the Forum had its first reunion meeting in December 2016 to mark its silver jubilee. Since then, the forum has been reuniting constantly. This year’s 4th re-union meeting was tagged “Leaping into the future challenges after retirement: the way forward”.
Earlier: 227 BUK Students Get N11.4m Indigent Scholarship
Two Hundred and Twenty-Seven students of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) have received indigent scholarship awards of fifty thousand (N50, 000) each for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The indigent scholarship awards are given annually by some philanthropic individuals and organizations. They include Alhaji Sabitu Muhammad Jifatu, CEO Jifatu Enterprises, Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, CEO Azman Air, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), national body and Bayero University, Kano chapter, among others, to enable the less privileged students to pay their registration fees.
This year, eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira (N11.4m) was distributed to the indigent students from 17 faculties of the University, who were carefully selected based on merit by the Board of Trustees of Indigent Scholarship constituted by the University Management.
Faculty of Education has the largest share with 47 students, amounting to N2, 350,000, followed by Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies with 28 students, totalling N1.4m, while faculties of Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences have one student each.