Again BUK92 Provides N1m Scholarship to Indigent Students
In its annual gesture, the Class 1992 graduates of Bayero University Kano, Popularly known as BUK92 has provided a total sum of N1,000,000 for scholarships of selected indigent students of the university for the Next Academic Session
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello who received the donation for indigent scholarships, described the BUK 92 Class as one of the most consistent in the University, after making similar donation last year.
The Vice Chancellor commended the activities of the forum in various aspects of humanity especially for supporting the indigent students which he said was very apt and time considering that the 2019/2020 academic session registration would soon start.
The Vice-Chancellor said the University was planning to provide scholarship to 300 less privileged students in the forthcoming 2019/2020 academic session when the new donation came in.
Earlier in his speech, the Chairman of the BUK92’ Forum, Alhaji Dahiru Muhammad Sa’id said the aim of the Forum was to achieve a sustainable educational goal through collaboration with the University leadership and other relevant stakeholders.
“The primary objective of the forum is creating a permanent structure that will benefit its members and the society in general” he explained.
According to Alhaji Dahiru, some of the activities of the Forum included among others; payment of fines/compensations at Kano Central Correctional Service Facility, payment of hospital bills for the less privileged at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and financial assistance to families of their deceased colleagues.
It could be recalled that the Forum had its first reunion meeting in December 2016 to mark its silver jubilee. Since then, the forum has been reuniting constantly. This year’s 4th re-union meeting was tagged “Leaping into the future challenges after retirement: the way forward”.