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Kano government to spend N4.6 billion on state varsity’s Senate building

The VC said Mr Yusuf showed commitment to uplifting the standard of education by appropriating over N29 billion to education in the 2024 budget.

• February 2, 2024
Abba Yusuf
Kano Governor Abba Yusuf

The Kano State government has earmarked N4.6 billion for the construction of the Senate building and other infrastructure at the state-owned Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education.

The vice chancellor of the university, Isa Bunkure, disclosed this while addressing journalists on Friday.

Mr Bunkure said that since its inception, the institution had received tremendous financial and moral support from Governor Abba Yusuf’s administration.

He said the administration’s support had created an atmosphere conducive for teaching and learning at the institution.

The VC said Mr Yusuf had demonstrated zeal and commitment towards uplifting the standard of education from primary education up to tertiary level by appropriating more than N29 billion to education in the 2024 budget.

He said the measure would pave the way for massive education development in the state.

”Mr Yusuf approved the sum of N4 billion for infrastructure development in Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, among which was the construction of a modern and befitting Senate chamber.

”We are highly pleased with this concern for the development of the education sector exhibited by the governor,” he said.

The vice-chancellor maintained that the university had been transformed from a College of Education to a full-fledged University of Education, recognised by the National Universities Commission and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

“We are now a full-fledged university of education with our licence from the National Universities Commission Abuja, with all the salient requirements satisfied,” he said.

The vice chancellor said that due to the attainment of all the requirements of a university, JAMB also gave the university an admission quota of 2,090 candidates for admission into the 2023/2024 academic session.

”Another aspect of our upgrade to a full-fledged university is the aspect of getting qualified manpower, which comprises academic and non-academic staff.

“We have a total number of 1,322 staff, out of which 876 are academic staff,” he said.

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