Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State, North West Nigeria, has pledged the commitment of his administration to repositioning the Kano State University of Science and Technology as one of the leading academic institutions in the country.
Governor Shekarau, who was speaking while on a working visit to the university, says the state government would continue to support the university, through improved and sustained funding.
He urged the management of the university not to fall into the temptation of mortgaging quality education for quantity in the name of internally generated revenue.
The Kano State University of Science and Technology was established in 2001, with the mandate to fill in the missing link in the manpower required to support the industrial base of the northern Nigerian State.
Ten years down the ladder, a multiplicity of problems has conspired against the aspiration of the young university to meet its set objectives.
The Pro-Chancellor Dr. Magaji Dambatta and Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba who all appeared delighted at the visit of the Kano State Governor, outlined a catalogue of challenges confronting the university.
Governor Ibrahim Shekarau had come to the university to see things for himself, and having listened to the submission of the university management officials, he expressed the determination of his government to continuously support the university by way of funding and patronage.