All You Need To Know About Bayero University Kano (BUK)

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All You Need To Know About Bayero University Kano (BUK)

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a federal owned university located at Kano, Kano State in the northwest part of Nigeria.

The University started as Ahmadu Bello College in 1960 and was established as a full-fledged university with nomenclature Bayero University Kano (BUK) in the year 1975 to award degree certification in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Currently, the BUK has 2 colleges, 17 faculties, 12 centers of studies, 1 institute and 4 schools of studies and all are listed as follows:


BUK Colleges and Faculties


  • Faculty of Allied Health Science
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry


  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences


  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Communications
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences

BUK Centres and Institutes

  • Center for Advanced Medical Research
  • Center for African and Entrepreneurship Research
  • Center for Biotechnology Research
  • Centre for Democratic Research & Training
  • Center for Dryland Agriculture
  • Centre For Gender Studies
  • Center for Infectious Diseases
  • Centre for Information Technology
  • Centre For Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue
  • Centre for Quranic Studies
  • Center for Renewable Energy
  • Center for Research in Nigerian Languages and Folklore
  • International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance

BUK Schools Of Studies

  • Dangote Business School
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Postgraduate Studies
  • School of General and Entrepreneurial Studies

Bayero University Courses

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Science
  • Anatomy
  • Applied Biology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Architecture
  • Banking And Finance
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Education /Mathematics
  • Education/Arabic
  • Education/Biology
  • Education/Chemistry
  • Education/Economics
  • Education/English
  • Education/Geography
  • Education/Hausa
  • Education/History
  • Education/Islamic Religious Studies
  • Education/Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics/Physics
  • English Language
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fisheries And Aquaculture
  • Food Science And Technology
  • Forestry & Wildlife Management
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Hausa
  • History
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Information And Media Studies
  • International Relations
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Islamic Studies
  • Law
  • Library And Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Optometry
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical And Health Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Pure & Industrial Chemistry
  • Radiography
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Technical Education
  • Theatre & Performing Arts
  • Zoology

Bayero University Kano Admission

BUK admission is based on the NUC standards as stated below:


Candidates must possess at least five passes in O’level WAEC/NECO/GCE/NABTEB of which Mathematics and English Language are compulsory including three other subjects relevant to the desired course.

Candidate must choose the Bayero University Kano (BUK) as the first choice university in the JAMB UTME and obtain the JAMB cut off mark for BUK after which the candidate must proceed to write the Bayero University Post UTME and as well obtain the departmental cut off mark.


Candidates must possess at least five passes in O’level WAEC/NECO/GCE/NABTEB of which the English Language is compulsory for every course, and Mathematics is required for science and social sciences courses plus other relevant subjects to make it five.

Candidate must possess OND certification with merit/NCE/IJMB with at least 8 points/GCE ‘A’ Level (3 credits)/ HND (Pass).

Applicants with an ‘A’ Level certificate must submit their credentials for screening.


This category of applicants must possess all the requirements stated above for the ‘DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES’ in addition must not be over the age of 25 years of age.


For the BUK postgraduate courses and requirements check out the Bayero University official website

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