Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The pro Chancellor, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has offered to bankroll salaries and emoluments of 15 new Professors for the state owned tertiary institution for 4 years. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Shehu Musa told Reporters during an interactive session to mark its 15 years anniversary, explained that the philanthropic gesture was part of effort to boost manpower of the science based institution. Professor Musa revealed that the pro Chancellor has also elected to provide 15 housing units to accommodate the new hands settled for academic rigour. The Vice Chancellor said Aliko Dangote has also completed arrangements to provide the university with industrial bore holes that would cater for 30,000 population. He disclosed that Dangote has further made necessary provision that would link the University with Integrated Power Project, pointing out that before now, the science based Institution was being powered by stand by generator. Professor Musa while cataloguing Dangote’s gesture to the University further announced plan by the business mogul to sponsor the schools Agriculture master plan that would accommodates 1 million farmers. The Vice Chancellor commended TETFUND for its high impact intervention totalling N3billion, further stressed that the University currently boast of 56 capital projects He said private individuals had also contributed to the University success story, as he added that Kano State Government alone invested N7billion on capital project at the institution within the past 12 months. Commenting on the challenges confronting the University, Professor Musa revealed that the institution is been threatened by flood and erosion. But he however disclosed that adequate representation has been made to ecological Fund for its intervention adding that “at the moment we need emergency intervention from the ecological fund to save the institution”. Former Governor of Kano state, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso established the University during his first term in office in year 2000.

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