The management team of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) being led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V, has paid a familiarization visit to the management of Bayero University Kano (BUK), to solidify the existing relationship between the two institutions of higher learning, on Wednesday, 24th March 2021. The Vice-Chancellor led team, includes the Representative of the Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Abubakar Sadeek Ismail, the Head Librarian and Acting Registrar, Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba, the Director of Academic Support Services, Ms. Sarada Maganti, the Head of Corporate Affairs, Engr. Bashir Garba, the Chief Security Officer, Mr. Hassan Nanven, and the university’s media team.
Prof. Ajith in his opening statements, speaking on the purpose of his team visit to BUK, appreciated the management of BUK for the warm reception. He informed them of the accomplishments and recognitions that Skyline University Nigeria had attained within the short period of her establishment through the BUK mentor-mentee relationship with SUN. “You have been the guiding tool and foundation of the level of successes that we have achieved today”, he stated.
Mr. Abubakar in his remarks, while reeling out the milestones recorded by SUN in the past years, appreciated the management of BUK for the immense support provided towards the success of Skyline University Nigeria. He requested the management of BUK to continue to work hand in hand with SUN, particularly in line with the regulations of the National Universities Commission (NUC). “We are making sure that all our structures, in terms of our plans to launch new courses in Nursing and Physiotherapy are put in place, for prior NUC's inspection of the facilities, curriculum development etc." He added that with the current man-power at SUN and the leadership of BUK, SUN is geared to hit the mark.
While speaking on the progressive development of SUN Library, Mr. Kabiru itemizes new information technology, education and training, the changing role of the library in e-learning, future developments, opportunities, databases, cataloguing and electronic publishing, acquisitions, collection development, administration, management and donations of books as some of the important works of the SUN Library. On behalf of the management, staff and students of SUN, he appreciated the management of BUK for all the support, commitment and dedication received throughout the years.
The Vice-Chancellor of BUK, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas in his response, informed the visitors that BUK, as appointed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) will continue to play a vital role in the continued progress of Skyline University Nigeria, as far as mentorship is concerned. “I appreciate what the university stands for and we are ever ready to collaborate and assist you in any way possible” the BUK Vice-Chancellor reassured.
Other members of management of BUK present at the meeting include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services) Prof. Mahmud Umar Sani, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development), Prof. Abdullahi Sule Kano, the Acting Registrar, Mr. Jameel Salim, and the Bursar, Dr. Suleiman Mohammed Bello.