BUK Alumni Present Scholarships, Medicals to 81 Beneficiaries
The Bayero University Kano (BUK) Alumni Class 1992 has presented scholarships to 31 Indigent students, paid medical bills of 50 patients and provided food items and clothing to motherless homes in Kano.
At presentation of cheques to the benefitting students in the university, the Deputy Dean of Students Affairs who is also a member BUK Class ’92 Alumni Forum, Dr Hajara Umar Sanda said the forum tasked its members to make contributions as part of its desire to pay back what the society and the school had done to them.
Dr. Sanda, who teaches at the Department of Mass Communication, explained that apart from the scholarship, the forum also visited Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, both in Kano metropolis and offset medical bills of 50 indigent patients.
“The forum offsets medical bill of 50 patients including an operation of a cancer patient whose treatment has been suspended due to financial constraint. We also used the occasion of our silver jubilee to provide food items, toiletries and clothing to homeless homes in Kano, the host city,” she said.
The forum chairman, Muhammad Dahiru Sa’ad said the gesture was part of the charity programmes slated to mark the silver jubilee celebration of the forum. He said the beneficiary students were drawn from the list of those whose academic pursuits were truncated by financial inabilities.
“Even though we cannot payback what has been offered to us when we were students, but at least with this little, we hope to raise a lot so that those in desperation can be relieved.”
Responding, the Vice-chancellor of the university, Yahuza Bello, expressed gratitude to the 1992 set for remembering their academic base at the time such a gesture was needed the most.
Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Sagir Abbas, the VC described the effort as the first of its kind to be received by the university.
He said: “Let me gladly give you this tiding that this you are offering today is the first of its kind in the history of Bayero University. Of course we have a lot of philanthropists who donate intermittently, but to have an Alumni coming in group to donate like this, it has never happened but now. So I congratulate you for breaking the good record and I hope many, many of graduated sets like you would emulate this gesture.”