Bayero University, Kano
Formerly known as Abdullahi Bayero University College, the institution was part of the Ahmadu Bello College set up in 1960. The University Colleges with others in the country were raised to the status of full-fledged universities in 1977 by the Federal Government and Abdullahi Bayero University College became Bayero University, Kano (BUK) (backed by the promulgation of BUK Decree no 79 of 1979).
Dr. Mahmud Tukur, the Principal of the University College became its pioneer Vice-Chancellor (1977-78) leading the team that laid the foundation and initiated the process that gave rise to the present permanent site and the shape of the university as we know it today.
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