Zamfara’s 1st private varsity, HUDA University matriculates 211 students

GUSAU (Sundiata Scholar) – HUDA University, a privately owned establishment in Zamfara, has welcomed 211 newly admitted students in its range of academic programmes.

The state’s first private university, HUDA, was established in 2023.

Alhaji Ahmad Bamalli, the Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna State and Chancellor of the University, hailed the institution’s founding as a welcome and appropriate development during the event on Saturday in Gusau.

“This would further accellerate the development of education in northern Nigeria and the nation at large,” he said.

“I am using this medium to commend the founder of this great institution, management and staff for its successful take-off.

“We will make sure that all the aims and objectives behind establishing this institution are achieved and sustained,” he added.

“As a Chancellor of this great institution, I would work to the best of my ability to make it of global standard.”

The emir also charged students to be good ambassadors of their communities, parents and religion by contributing to the development of Nigeria.

Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, the Emir of Gusau, also expressed gratitude to the school for its contribution to the advancement of education in the region.

The traditional monarch pledged to keep providing the institution’s management with fatherly guidance while urging well-meaning citizens of the state to increase their investments in education.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abubukar Matazu, said the 211 matriculated students were admitted as first set of undergraduate students of the university.

Matazu noted that the university was established to bridge the gaps of educational challenges bedevelling the state and the nation.

He noted that the university commenced full operation in 2023 with 11 faculties and 18 departments.

“We have laid a solid foundation for this institution to operate in line with global best practices and standards.

“It will offer academic courses on Sciences, ICT and Technology as well as community development,” the VC added.

He urged the students to face their studies with commitments and seriousness and avoid violation of law and order of the institution.

“As leaders of tommorow, I urge you to desist from unwanted behaviours, examination malpractices, vices and other related offences”, he said.

Some of the dignitaries who graced the occasion were the former Ministers of defence, Gen. Aliyu Gusau and top government officials.