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Published On: Fri, Nov 7th, 2014

Danjuma donates multi million naira ICT edifice to BUK

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From Mustapha Adamu, Kano

A Former Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Theophilus Danjuma (retired), has donated a multi million naira Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT) to Bayero University Kano.

The edifice, worth N253million, was commissioned by the retired General at the university’s new campus, in Kano, yesterday.

Speaking at the event, the Abonta of Wukari, said that the gesture is in appreciation of the Honorary Degree conferred on him by the university few years ago.

He expressed his delight with the manner the institution’s manage and the judicious use of the fund made available to establish the beautiful structure, noting that judicial management of fund is one of the major problem in the country.

The edifice is structured in five wings, with three departments that include department of information technology, department of software engineering and department of computer science,all furnished with the state of the art equipments.

“Initially, after I was conferred with an Honorary Degree award at this university, I asked the management to state the type of donation they need, as part of my appreciation for the award. Hence, the VC said I should establish ICT faculty for the institution. Let me tell you that I am impressed by the way the fund I donated was judiciously utilised by the management. Judicial management of fund is one of the major problem of this country,” he said.

While commending the university’s authorities for given him the opportunity to fund the project, as well as proper utilisation of fund, the Jarman Zazzau also called on other universities across the nation to emulate Bayero University, Kano.

The 76-year old also pledged to contribute towards establishment of the IT Park at the institution as requested by the university authorities stating that ” in developed countries, government and business communities are involved in establishment of IT Parks. I will join in the effort to establish the IT Park in this institution.”

According to the acting dean of the faculty, Dr. Bashir Shehu Galadanci, the the faculty was established in 2011, after it was approved by the university’s senate, but fully took off during the 2013/2014 academic session.

 

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