Phase 3 of New Faculty of Agriculture Complex will soon be Ready - Vice Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello has said that the building of Phase 3 of the new Faculty of Agriculture of the University would soon be completed.
Professor Yahuza Bello, who disclosed this when executive members of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science paid him a courtesy call in his office on Monday, 25th July, 2016, said the phase 2 of the project had been completed and already some departments of the faculty moved in, while Phase 3 was in completion stage. He said though the faculty was created long after the creation of the University but added that despite its late creation, it has grown from strength to strength and was now competing favourably with its counterparts globally.
“It is on record that the World Bank has rated the Centre for Dryland Agriculture among the A.B.U Zaria best eighteen in Africa, which was why it won 8 million US Dollars grants and elevated to the status of African Centre of Excellence in Dry land with over 30 students from some African countries undergoing postgraduate courses in the faculty,” the Vice Chancellor added.
Professor Yahuza Bello promised that the University would do everything humanly possible to assist farmers to ensure that they produced enough food not only for consumption but also for export. On the Institute of Animal Science, the Vice Chancellor, who expressed his happiness over the creation of the institute, said no doubt it would help in boosting Animal Science training in the Nigerian Universities. He then promised that Bayero University would welcome any advice from the institute on how to improve its courses on Animal Science. He also thanked the Institute for appointing the head of Animal Science Department of BUK, Dr. Muhammad Baba, as a fellow of the Institute. Earlier in her speech, the Chairperson of the Institute, Professor Grace T. Iyeghe, had told the Vice Chancellor that they were in the university to assess the level of progress recorded in the training of students in the field of Animal Science.