The Vice Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK), Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa, has restated the institution’s commitment to producing qualified medical doctors.
Atiku-Kurawa stated this when the Kano State House of Assembly Standing Committees on Higher Education and Health visited the institution on Friday in Kano.The YUMSUK Head of Information, Publications, Protocol and Public Relations, Abdullahi Abba-Hassan, disclosed in a statement.
Abba-Hassan said the VC urged the assembly to look at the possibility of renaming the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.
He explained that would enable the institution to source intervention for its development.
According to him, the donor agencies required the hospital to carry name of the university as requirement for their intervention.
He further said that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) had also recommended the renaming the hospital to make it suitable for sound MBBS programme.
The University, with the support of the state government, he said, was working tirelessly to ensure that the hospital fulfilled all the requirements for the teaching hospital status.
He further noted that the MBBS students would soon start their clinical services.
In their remarks, the Chairman, Higher Education Committee and that of Health, Ali Shanono and Nuhu Abdullahi, said they met with the University’s management in respect of Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Bill.They said that the bill was for conversion of the Hospital to YUMSUK Teaching Hospital.
The Committee Chairmen, therefore pledged support of the Kano State House of Assembly to enable the university to get a befitting teaching hospital.
They commended the Vice-Chancellor for the remarkable developments recorded in the University.
“We are happy with the zeal and commitment of the Vice-Chancellor in attracting developments to the University,” they said.
The National Universities Commission (NUC), has granted full accreditation on 12 undergraduate academic programmes offered by the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK).This is contained in a statement by the institution’s Head of Information, Publication, Protocol and Public Relations, Mr Abdullahi Abba-Hassan, on Wednesday in Kano.Abba-Hassan said that the approval of the programmes would last for five years, according to the result of the exercise conveyed to the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa.He said that the result was signed by the NUC Director of Accreditation, Dr Maryam Sali, for Executive Secretary of the commission.Abba-Hassan said the result showed that “12 academic programmes that received full accreditation status are, Arabic Studies, English Language, Islamic Religious Studies, as well as, History and International Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.“At Faculty of Education, the programmes that obtained full accreditation are, Education Arabic Studies, Education History, Education Biology, Education Chemistry, Education Physics and Education Geography.”It added that, “Economics and Geography in the Faculty of Social and Management Science also scored full accreditation.”Abba-Hassan, however, said the “Hausa Language scored interim accreditation status, which is valid for two years, after which the programme will be revisited”.The Officer recalled that the exercise was carried out by panels from the NUC in 2021.Commenting on the development, Abba-Hassan reported Prof. Atiku-Kurawa, as reaffirming his commitment in moving the institution to greater height. (
by Mohamed Dahiru
A young 23-year-old activist, Abdullahi Sidi Ali, has declared his intention to run for the position of All Progressives Congress, APC's national youth leader at its next National Convention.
Mr. Ali, a final year student of History at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, YUMSUK, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the signing of the Not Too Young To Run Bill by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari inspired his ambition .
The Kano-born politician said that, if elected, he would use the privileges of his office to ensure the inclusion and participation of young people in politics, which in turn will push for youth-friendly reforms.
“This is not just my contest. It is for the young people and I am asking you to join and elect me as the National Youth Leader of our great party, the APC. Democratically, youth are indispensable for prosperous development and the time has come for us to take charge of government affairs,” said Mr. Ali.
“Youth have been identified as the main stakeholders on the path to national development in any developing country.
“Nigeria, the largest and most populous nation in Africa, has a higher percentage of the voting population in this category, however, they do not get to participate in the electoral campaigns that lead to the selection of those who lead them.
“We are ready to prepare youth for a smooth transition to the political participation and leadership of our founding fathers. We will set the pace for youth inclusion at all levels of government and rejuvenate the spirit of leadership and selfless service to our nation in our youth."
Ali, who agreed that economic and social factors have been a major setback for youth participation in politics.
Therefore, he opposed sponsorship, which he said controls rather than guide the next generation on the right path.