Zulum inaugurates Borno varsity governing council

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Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has inaugurated the maiden Governing Council of Borno State University on Tuesday in Maiduguri.

The Council has Alhaji Mohammed Indimi as its Chairman and the university’s Pro-Chancellor.

Governor Zulum expressed confidence in the calibre of members of the council whom he said have the capacity to pilot the affairs of the university.

He urged the Council to formulate policies that would ensure efficiency and prudent management of the varsity’s scarce resources.

Zulum also called on the Council to promote synergy with other universities to enhance co-operation and collaboration in teaching and research.

The governor assured the Council of the state government’s commitment to provide assistance and support to the university. He urged the university management to tap from Alhaji Indimi’s vast experience in transforming the young institution.

Zulum said the government had already started the process of establishing a College of Medical Science and a Teaching Hospital for the university.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Umar Kyari, said the university, established in 2019 started academic activities with the matriculation of 645 students in January 2020, with 32 programmes.

Kyari said the university had reached advanced stages of establishing its Medical Science, Engineering and Law schools.

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He also announced that the university has entered into a Memorandum of Action with the University of Maiduguri and two other universities in Bangladesh for collaboration.

He said the National Information Technology Development Agency had established an ICT hub in the school, while the Nigerian Communications Commission also supplied it with computers and accessories.

The Pro-Chancellor and Council Chairman, Alhaji Indimi, thanked the governor for the appointment and assured that the Council would do its best.

Indimi said the Council would ensure priority of welfare of members of staff and security of students.

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