FG to inject N5.7bn on Forensic, Agric projects in Kano varsity
The Federal Government planned to invest over N5.7 billion on infrastructural architecture at Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Shehu Alhaji Musa disclosed this, yesterday, while handing over eight completed projects funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to users at the Wudil main campus of the institution.
The VC explained that the critical intervention which would be handled by the federal ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Defence, were intended to enhance academic excellence, especially in the area of food stability and intelligent gathering.
According to him, the Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, who is also a council member of the university, has approved the construction of specialised crops breeding and development incubation centre worth over N2 billion in the university.
When completed, the centre will enhance production of technology and stimulate food security in the country.
He added that the Defence ministry has equally assented to the establishment of centre for Forensic science and cyber studies worth over N3 billion where human capital on interlectual intelligency will be conceptualized.
The VC, the government intervention would not only accelerate academic and intellectual growth but also projected the institution as of the few state university with uncommon infrastructure architecture.
Musa explained that the eight facilities being handled over for academic purpose will further strengthen carrying capacity of the university.
Project handed over during the brief ceremony include: two storey buildings of departments of Plant Science, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Crop Protection, Animal Science and Faculty of Engineering complex.
Others are three lavatory facilities at Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Science, male students hostel and convocation square.
“We are glad to inform that the ministers of Defence and Agriculture, both of whom are from Kano, have approved the giant capital projects in the university. We have already submitted the structural design and work will soon commence on the various projects.
“The intervention will also complement over N455 million approved by the state government for the construction of deanary of the faculty of Science and Technology Education.
” Let me also say the university has secure 100 percent accreditation of all the academic programmes being run in here. We have recently got relevant approval to start 25 new part-time programmes, including two postgraduate programmes.
“We have 800 students already shortlisted for various programmes although our capacity is 1,200 and that means we have more space for admission,” Musa stated.