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Introduction 

Nine (9) universities exist in Kano State, of which two (2) belong to the federal government, two (2) belong to the state government and five (5) are privately owned.

Kano is the capital of Kano State and is located in northern Nigeria. Kano is Nigeria’s second-largest city, behind Lagos, with over four million people living in a 449-square-kilometer area. Located in the Savanna, south of the Sahel, Kano is a significant trans-Saharan commerce route.

Below are the list of NUC approved Federal, state and private universities in Kano State.

Federal Universities in Kano State

There are two (2) Federal Universities in Kano State, they are ;

Bayero University, Kano

The Ahmadu Bello College, founded in 1960 and housed within the School for Arabic Studies (SAS) in Kano’s old city, was the forerunner of Bayero University Kano. It was renamed Abdullahi Bayero College when Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was established in 1962. It moved to a temporary location at the former Kano Airport Hotel in 1964, enrolling its first ten undergraduate students to Ahmadu Bello University’s B.A. degree program. The Federal Government upgraded all university colleges in the country to full universities in 1977, and Abdullahi Bayero University College became Bayero University, Kano (BUK) (backed by the promulgation of BUK Decree no 79 of 1979). Dr. Mahmud Tukur, the Principal of the University College, became the institution’s first Vice-Chancellor (1977-78), heading the team that established the groundwork and started the process that led to the current permanent site and the current design of the university.

Faculties in Bayero University, Kano

  • Faculty of Allied Health
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts and Islamic
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Basic Medical
  • Faculty of Clinical
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Computing
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Earth and Environmental
  • Faculty of Engineering 
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Life Science
  • Faculty of Pharmaceuticals
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicines

Admission Requirements for Bayero University, Kano

Before they are considered eligible in subjects relevant to the program applied for, prospective applicants must have taken the UTME Examinations, applied for a course at Bayero University, Kano, and scored an aggregate established by the university.

In not more than two (2) sittings, prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of five (5) passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO), including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics, as well as other subjects related to the candidate’s chosen field of study. They would thereafter be needed to enroll and take a post-UTME examination conducted by the University.

Nigeria Police Academy Wudil

The Nigeria Police Academy (NPA) is a federal university in Nigeria, with its headquarters in Wudil, Kano State. The Nigeria Police Academy Wudil in Kano State was upgraded to a degree-awarding school by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2012, and the National Universities Commission (NUC) acknowledged the Academy as the 37th Federal University and the 124th University in Nigeria as a result.

Courses offered in Nigeria Police Academy

  • Biochemistry.
  • Computer Science.
  • Economics.
  • Forensic Science.
  • Geography / Mathematics.
  • Hausa / Islamic Studies.
  • Hausa / Social Studies.
  • Yoruba.
  • Accounting
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Political Sciences
  • History and International Studies

Admission requirements for Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil

The following are the prerequisites for admission:

  • Candidates for admission to the Academy must be Nigerian residents, between the ages of 17 and 22, and have a height of at least 1.67 meters (5 feet 6 inches) for males and 1.62 meters (5 feet 4 inches) for females. Male candidates must also have an increased chest size of at least 86cm (34 Inches for those between 21 and 22 years of age). Any physical deformity or mental handicap must be absent in all candidates.
  • Candidates must have received a minimum of SIX (6) credits in not more than two sittings of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council (NECO), or the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB). Candidates must also have a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics, as well as other disciplines relevant to their Academy course of study.
  • Candidates must also complete physical and psychological fitness exams and receive satisfactory grades on both the written and oral examinations.

State Universities in Kano State.

There are two (2) State Universities in Kano State, they are ;

Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil

The process of establishing Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil began in 1973, during the administration of the first Military Governor and Police Commissioner, Late Alhaji Audu Bako, when Justice Sani Aikawa’s Committee was formed to advise the government on how the state could own a university that could meet manpower needs.

The objective of Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, is to develop a highly skilled workforce to tackle the problems of a rapidly changing world through research and training.

Faculties in Kano State University of Science and Technology

  • Faculty Of Agriculture And Agricultural Technology (Faat)
  • Faculty Of Computing And Mathematical Sciences (Facms)
  • Faculty Of Engineering (Faeng)
  • Faculty Of Science And Technology Education (Faste)
  • Faculty Of Earth And Environmental Sciences (Faees)
  • Faculty Of Science (Fasci)

Requirements to gain admission to Kano State University of Science and Technology

Admission to the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST) Undergraduate Program is based on one of two entry methods: UTME or Direct Entry.

UTME requirements for Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST) admission

UTME candidates must achieve the following conditions in order to be admitted to Kano University of Science and Technology :

  • Candidates must be up to the age of 16 years old.
  • Candidates must have at least 6 credits in their O’level results (s). This must include English Language, Mathematics, and three other subjects relevant to their program.
  • Candidates must score up to 160 in JAMB UTME exam.
  • Candidates must take the KUST post-UTME screening examination and perform very well in it (Depending on the course of study).
  • For admission to Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), only ONE sitting result is acceptable.The right subject combination must be chosen for their courses.
  • Lastly, candidates must achieve the required cutoff marks for their courses in order to be admitted.
KUST Direct Entry Admissions Requirements

Candidates who seek to enter Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) through direct entry must complete the following requirements:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) credits in their O’level results to be considered. This must include English as a second language as well as math. Two sitting results, on the other hand, are not permitted.
  • Applicants should be up to 16 years old.
  • To apply, candidates must obtain a JAMB Direct entry form from JAMB.
  • Applicants must own one or more of the following certificates: OND, NCE, Cambridge A level, IJMB, HND, BSc, ICAN.

Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano

Yusuf Maitama Sule University is a Kano State Government-owned university with two campuses, one in the city center and the other on Muhammadu Buhari Way along the Kofar Kabuga – Kofar Ruwa Road in Kano State, Nigeria.

Faculties in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Admission Requirements for Yusuf Maitama Sule University

Admission to an undergraduate program at YUSMU is based on one of two entry methods: UTME or Direct Entry.

UTME criteria for Yusuf Maitama Sule University (YUSMU) entry

UTME candidates must achieve the following standards in order to be admitted to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano:

  • Applicants should be up to age 16.
  • Candidates must have at least 6 credits in their O’level results (s), it includes Mathematics, English language, and three other subjects related to their program. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum score of 170 on the JAMB UTME exam.
  • Candidates must take the YUSMU post-UTME screening examination and perform very well on it (Depending on the course of study)
  • For admission to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUSMU), only ONE sitting result is recognized. Candidates must choose the correct subject combination for their courses.
  • Candidates ought to have the desired score required for their cut off mark.
YUSMU Direct Entry Admissions Requirements
  • Candidates who seek to enter Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUSMU) through direct entry must complete the following requirements:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) credits in their O’level results to be considered. This must include English as a second language as well as math. Two sitting results, on the other hand, are not permitted.
  • Candidates must also be at least 16 years old.
  • To apply, candidates must obtain a JAMB Direct entry form from JAMB.
  • Candidates must possess one or more of the following certificates: OND, ND, NCE, IJMB, Cambridge A level, BSc, HND, ICAN.

Private Universities in Kano State

There are five (5) Private Universities in Kano State, they are ;

Skyline University, Kano

In 1990, the proprietor created Skyline University College in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to carry out the aim of establishing Skyline University Nigeria.

The main objective for establishing Skyline University Nigeria is to achieve the same level of academic and all-around excellence that Skyline University College (SUC) has achieved in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the past three decades by providing a whole life-changing tertiary education. As a result, the goal is to complete the circle of education that began modestly in 1990 with a dedication to excellent life-long learning for young Nigerians.

Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) is a world-class private university that offers courses in the arts and sciences through its Schools of Art, Management and Social Sciences (SAMSS), School of Science and Information Technology (SSIT), and School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMS). The University also meets the need for Professional Development in the industry through its Centre for Continuing Learning (CCL), which has a positive impact on the business through its services and high-quality short courses.

Faculties in Skyline University, Kano

  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Art, Management and Social Science

Admission Requirements for Skyline University, Kano

  • Students must have a minimum Jamb score of 160 or the JAMB’s yearly official cut-off score to be considered for admission to SUN.
  • For admissions consideration, five (5) credits are required, including English Language and Mathematics, on no more than two SSCE sittings, or an equivalent from a country that requires other forms of exit exams or standardized tests. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis if necessary.
  • Credit passes in five courses, including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and Chemistry, at the Senior Secondary School final year test or GCE ‘O’ Level, are the minimum entry requirements for Engineering and Technology disciplines.

Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State

In Kano State, Nigeria, the Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila (AUSU) is a privately owned university.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria has officially accredited and/or recognized ASUU.

Courses offered in Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila

  • Accounting 
  • Taxation
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Economics 
  • Political Science 
  • Islamic Studies
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Mathematics 
  • Computer Science 
  • Software Engineering
  • Physics with Electronics
  • Nursing 
  • Public Health
  • Medical Laboratory Science

Admission Requirements for Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila

  • Applicants must have five credits in SSCE/GCE or its equivalent in not more than two sittings.
  • The four programs in the Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Science (Accounting, Taxation Economics, and Entrepreneurship Studies) each require five O’level credits in Mathematics, English, Economics, Accounting/Financial Accounting, and any other social science topic.
  • Five O’level credits in English IRS/IRK and any other three arts/social science topics are required for a B.A. in Islamic Studies; an O’level credit in Arabic is an added advantage.
  • The Faculty of Science and Computing and the Faculty of Basic Health Science both require five O’level credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and English for admission to their programs. In lieu of Biology, O’level credit in Geography will be allowed for  B.Sc. Computer and B.Sc. Software Engineering.

Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State

The Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) is Niger Republic’s first bilingual private international university, located in Maradi. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Applied and Basic Sciences, Liberal Arts, Social and Management Sciences are available at the university. It is a university with a student population of over 5,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 post-graduates.

MAAUN Management’s Delocalization Strategy is advancing knowledge and technical skills in Sub-Saharan Africa at a rate that is unrivaled on the continent. The Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN), Kano, Nigeria, is the result of this Delocalization Strategy.

NUC granted Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) Kano campus a license on Monday, February 15th, 2021.

Faculties in Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria 

  • Faculty of Social and management Sciences
  • Faculty of Medical Science
  • Faculty of Nursing Science
  • Faculty of Computing

Admission Requirements for Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria 

  • Students must have a minimum Jamb score of 160 or the JAMB’s yearly official cut-off score to be considered for admission to MAAUN.
  • For admissions consideration, five (5) credits are required, including English Language and Mathematics, on no more than two SSCE sittings, or an equivalent from a country that requires other forms of exit exams or standardized tests. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis if necessary.
  • Credit passes in five courses, including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and Chemistry, at the Senior Secondary School final year test or GCE ‘O’ Level, are the minimum entry requirements for Engineering and Technology disciplines.
  • Candidates must also have received a pass mark on the UTME. Candidates having credit in Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing will be considered.

Capital City University, Kano State

Capital Capital Institution is a private university located in the heart of Kano, Nigeria’s ancient city. The university was founded with the goal of making higher education more accessible, as well as knowledge enhancement and human capital development.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria has formally certified and/or recognized Capital City University, Kano (CCUK).

Do you want to learn more about the courses available at Capital City University? The following is a list of excellent courses available at Capital City University Kano (CCUK).

Courses available at Capital City University Kano (CCUK).

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Forensic Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing/Nursing Science
  • Physics With Electronics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics And Data Sciences

Admission Requirements for Capital City University Kano (CCUK)

  • Only students who have achieved the required JAMB cut-off point for admission to Capital City University Kano are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must also complete a minimum of five (5) credit passes in WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB in no more than two sittings. Mathematics, English Language, and any other three disciplines relevant to the course of study should be included.

Baba Ahmed University, Kano State

The Baba-Ahmed University’s philosophy is based on the basic values of quality, professionalism, and service. This will motivate the university to strive for, maintain, and promote excellence, as well as to add value to society through the knowledge it will transmit to its graduates. The University’s basic principles must be infused into all of its activities, as well as instilled in its employees and students. The University will support the ideals of justice and fairness, fostering an environment conducive to peace, scholarship, and excellence, with the goal of furthering knowledge via high-quality teaching, research, and service. The following will be accomplished by Baba-Ahmed University by:

Implementing educational methods that prioritize innovation and practical skills above conventional theoretical study.

Enhancing teaching, learning, research, and service, as well as supporting collaborations and partnerships with the private sector, by creating an enabling environment infused with modern facilities and engaging quality staff; and producing intellectuals, researchers, academics, and leaders through teaching and research.

Faculties in Baba Ahmed University, Kano State

Faculty of Science and Computing

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

Admission Requirements for Baba Ahmed University, Kano

Before they are considered eligible in subjects relevant to the program applied for, prospective applicants must have taken the UTME Examinations, applied for a course at Baba Ahmed University, Kano, and scored an aggregate established by the university.

In not more than two (2) sittings, prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of five (5) passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO), including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics, as well as other subjects related to the candidate’s chosen field of study. They would thereafter be needed to enroll and take a post-UTME examination conducted by the University.

Conclusion 

In conclusion,There are nine Universities in Kano state which comprise two (2) Federal, two (2) State, and five (5) Private Universities. The Universities listed above are accredited by the National University Commission (NUC). Therefore, if you are interested in getting a degree in a University located in Kano state, you can choose from the list given above.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does Skyline University require jamb?

  • Yes, Skyline University Requires JAMB. Candidates must score at least 180 points in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and have their information provided to SUN by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Does City University accept transfers?

  • On a case-by-case basis, City University welcomes students transferring from other universities for second-year undergraduate admission, whether owing to a change in personal circumstances – such as distance, funding, or student welfare – or for other reasons.

Does Kust accept second choice?

  • Both first and second-choice candidates are accepted by KASU.

What is the Wudil police academy cut-off mark?

  • The NPA Jamb cut-off mark for the 2022/2023 academic session is 180, hence a student must achieve at least 180 in the recently completed JAMB examination in order to register for the Nigeria Police Academy Application form.

Is Bayero University, Kano (BUK) a state or federal university?

  • Bayero Institution, Kano (BUK) is a federal university in Nigeria that was founded in 1976 and currently has over 40,000 students enrolled.

How do I apply for Yusuf Maitama Sule university?

  • Interested applicants should visit the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano website; sps.yumsuk.edu.ng for information on the application process, a list of available programs, and admission requirements. Applicants should also be aware of the following: All of the programs are offered full-time.

Is Maryam Abacha American university accredited?

  • It is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) and the National University Commission, and is recognized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education (NUC).

How many Universities do we have in Kano State?

  • Nine (9) universities exist in Kano State, of which two (2) belong to the federal government, two (2) belong to the state government and five (5) are privately owned.

You can also check out List of universities in Kaduna State.

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