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Khalifa Isyaku Rabi’u varsity inaugurates governing council

Khalifa Isyaku Rabi’u University Kano, one of the new private institutions recently approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) has constituted and inaugurated members of its Governing Council to steer the affairs of the institution.

SOLACEBASE reports that the governing council was inaugurated on Monday at the university premises in Kano by the chairman board of trustees and also the Chief Imam of Kano, Emeritus Prof. Muhammad Sani Zahradeen.

“On behalf of the board of trustees, Khalifa Isyaku Rabi’u Unviersity, I am privileged and very happy to inaugurate the first governing council of this university, headed by  the pro-chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Isyaku, the members of the council are Prof. Abdulrashid Garba who is the Vice-Chancellor, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Ahmed (Matawallen Kano), Vice Admiral Auwal Zubairu Gambo (Rtd), Prof Musa Borodo,

Prof. Abdallah Uba Adamu, Prof. Rabii Muhammad Ashiru, Malam Garba Imam, Alh Nura Isyaku Rabi’u, Alh Kabiru Isyaku Rabi’u, Alhaji Hafiz Isyaku Rabi’u, Representative of Kano, the National universities commission, representative of the Kano state ministry for higher education, the Registrar Malam Yusuf Datti who is also secretary of this council, I am please to inaugurate you, and I wish you Allah’s guidance.”

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Zahradeen urged the newly inaugurated governing council members to bear the mission and vision of the university in their minds in order to move it forward.

In his welcome address, a member of Muhammad Rabi’u Islamic Foundation International, Alhaji Rabi’u Isyaku Rabi’u said the Council shall be the governing body of the University and shall have the general management of the affairs of the University and in particular the control of the property and expenditure of the University.

“The university received provisional license from the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the 6th of May, 2022, The Board of Trustees was inaugurated on 7th March, 2023 and today, we will Inshaa Allah be witnessing the inauguration of the Governing Council.”

“This milestone is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our Founder whose passion and love for quality education have driven him to establish the Muhammadu Rabiu Islamic Foundation International. Through this foundation, he has relentlessly pursued his mission to propagate education of the highest quality.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, our University cannot come at a better time. It is highly disturbing to note that the number of candidates applying for admission every year in Nigeria, only 5.2% to 15.3% get admitted every year. This means between 84.7% to 94.8% of the candidates seeking admission every year do not get admitted.

In 2018 it was reported that only 12.1% got admitted according to the World Bank collection of development indicators.”


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“Therefore, is with pleasure that I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the esteemed members of our Governing Council for accepting the responsibility to serve our University. Your dedication and expertise will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the future of this institution. I challenge each one of you to deliver your utmost and provide guidance that aligns with our Founder’s vision for quality education.”

In a remark, the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of the university, Prof. Kabiru Isyaku said the members of the council are experienced people who he believed will take the university to the next level.

“The university already has a law and it has guidance for all of the activities of a governing council, we will be guided by the vision and the mission of the university to be the best.’’

“The people we have in the governing council are people of the best quality, in terms of qualification, in terms of achievement and character.”

On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the university who is also a member of the governing council, Prof Abdurashid Garba said the 2023/204 academic session will begin by the end of October 2023.

“By the end of October, we are hopeful that academic sessions will begin, we are finalizing talking with JAMB, we have also finalized talking with NUC, these two bodies you cannot begin academic session without their consent.”

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“National Universities Commission approved 18 programs, but we will begin with 16 courses, to put two on hold until next year.”

“The programs that we were advised to put on hold are LLB shari’a and LLB common law, because you know to begin a law program there are some terrible and beg requirements, We are now working day and night to make sure we meet those requirements.” He added.

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