Kano govt approves N4 billion for the infrastructural development of Sa’adatu Rimi University

Professor Isa Yahaya Bunkure, the vice chancellor of Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education in Kano, disclosed that the state government has allocated N4 billion for the institution’s infrastructural development in order to improve its standing as a fully-fledged university.

As he made this statement, he expressed his appreciation for the government of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf for providing significant moral and financial support to the university since its founding.

In an interview with the media in Kano on Friday, Prof. Bunkure revealed this.

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

In addition, he emphasised that hiring competent staff members—both academic and non-academic—is a critical aspect of the university’s advancement.

“We currently employ a total of 1,322 staff, comprising 876 academic staff, 371 non-academic staff, and 75 teaching staff in our staff school,” he added.

Prof Bunkure applauded Governor Yusuf for his dedication to raising the bar for education at all levels and for allocating over N27 billion in the budget for education in 2024.

He further stated, “Governor Yusuf approved the sum of over four billion Naira for infrastructural development in Saadatu Rimi University of Education, which includes the construction of a modern and befitting Senate chamber.”

“We are highly pleased with this concern for the development of the educational sector exhibited by His Excellency,” he continued.

In addition, he revealed that the university has completely changed from being a college of education to a recognised university of education, having received accreditation from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and the National Universities Commission.

Prof. Bunkure further stated that the institution has been given an admission quota of 2,907 candidates for the 2023–2024 academic session by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board because they have fulfilled all university requirements.

He highlighted the university’s dedication to providing quality education by pointing out that a greater proportion of its academic staff members hold higher degrees than those who only hold bachelor’s degrees, indicating their readiness to deliver quality education.