The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of fourteen key programmes at the Federal University of Transportation, Daura, also known as Muhammadu Buhari’s University, located in Katsina State.
This was confirmed by the institution’s pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Umar Adam-Katsayal.
The approval comes on the heels of the recent visit of the NUC resource verification team to the university.
In a letter dated 18th October 2023, addressed to the Vice-Chancellor and signed by the acting Director of Academic Planning, Abubakar Girei, the commission announced the green light for the establishment of full-time mode programmes at the university’s main campus, effective from the 2023/2024 session.
What are the approved programmes?
The approved programmes include B.Eng. Civil Engineering, B.Eng. Electrical Electronics Engineering, B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering, and B.Eng. Railway Engineering.
Other approved courses are B.Eng. Highway Engineering, B.Sc. Aviation Management, B.Sc. Transport Management, B.Sc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, B.Sc. Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration, B.Sc. Railway Transport Management, B.Sc. Sea Port and Dry Port Management, B.Sc. Inland Waterways Safety and Environmental Administration, and B.Sc. Maritime Economics.
What the NUC said
The commission in the letter emphasised that the approval does not extend to part-time delivery of the programmes and that any changes to the programmes’ titles would require the commission’s approval.
What you need to know
The NUC had earlier conducted a resource verification exercise on the 12th of October 2023, to assess the available human and material resources for the university’s commencement.
The recently established institution has been named the ‘Muhammad Buhari University of Transportation Daura.’
Speaking about the university, Minister of Transportation, Senator Sa’idu Ahmed Alkali said, “I hereby commend the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for building this university as part of their corporate social responsibility.”
He went further to “challenge other companies to emulate them by building either a school, hospital or something.”
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