Azman University in Kano, under the leadership of Founder and Pro-Chancellor Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, has reiterated committed to prioritising the delivery of high-quality education.
Unlike many private institutions driven by profit motives, Sarina has pledged unwavering attention to the provision of a top-notch educational experience.
During the inauguration of the university’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and Governing Council, Sarina expressed his commitment to ensuring the successful initiation and management of the academic institution.
The BoT and governing council will play pivotal roles in supporting the university’s launch and ongoing operations.
Sarina, who also serves as the president of the Azman Group of Companies, embarked on the journey to establish the university five years ago with the aim of making a significant contribution to education and the development of aspiring university students.
He acknowledged the invaluable support and encouragement received from the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) throughout the establishment process.
Sarina also announced that “Azman University would provide free education to disadvantaged youth who meet the necessary requirements but lack the financial means to pursue a university education.”
Emphasising the institution’s commitment to excellence, he affirmed that “Azman University would maintain high standards by recruiting qualified staff and academics, and admitting exceptional students.”
Meeting all the conditions and requirements set by the NUC, the university is fully prepared to commence operations.
In attendance at the inauguration, Chancellor Arthur Eze shared fond memories of his positive relationship with the North, particularly Kano, during the tenure of former Kano Governor, the late Abubakar Rimi.
He recalled receiving free airtime at the state-owned television station, CTV Kano.
Demonstrating his continued support for the region, Eze donated N800 million to aid victims affected by Boko Haram.
As a gesture of support for Azman University’s establishment, he also contributed N200 million as take-off grants.
Muhammad Yahuza Bello, chairman of the occasion and former Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, described the inauguration of the board as a significant milestone in the university’s journey.
Bello maintained that, “after obtaining its license five years ago, Azman University is now well-prepared to commence operations and strive for international recognition.”
The board of trustees and governing council, comprised esteemed individuals such as Ado Mohammed Maaji (Chairman of the BoT), Sarki Ibrahim Makama, Hafiz Abubakar, M.S. Haruna, Bashir Aliyu, Mannir Liman, Oguga Ikpeze, Zainab Abdulmunafi, and Mustapha A. Yunusa (BoT Secretary), will provide valuable guidance and leadership in overseeing the institution’s affairs.
The governing council, chaired by Abdulmunafi Yunusa, comprises Fatima Batul Mukhtar, Kabiru Isah Dandago, Aminu Kabir, a representative from the National Universities Commission, Yusuf Ibrahim Kofar Mata, a representative from Bayero University Kano, Haruna Aliyu Yar Gaya, and Mustapha Abdulmunafi Yunusa.
Azman University, through its Vice-President Mustapha Abdulmunafi Yunusa, has expressed its unwavering commitment to promoting the power of diversity, learning, and growth while making positive contributions to the environment and the world.
With these dedicated individuals and their collective efforts, the institution is poised to provide an exceptional educational experience and make a significant impact in the field of higher education.