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Governing council renames Bauchi varsity to Sa’adu Zungur University


Governing council renames Bauchi varsity to Sa’adu Zungur University

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

The Governing Council of the Bauchi State University Gadau (BASUG), under the distinguished chairmanship of Professor Ango Abdullahi, has officially approved and implemented the decision to start using Sa’adu Zungur University (SAZU) as the new name of the institution.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Auwal Hassan, Public Relations Officer.

He said the decision to rename the university was reached by council members during its meeting held on Thursday, 7th May 2024 at Yuli Campus, signifying a milestone in the university’s rich history.

He said the bill for the renaming of the university was signed by His Excellency Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, Executive Governor of Bauchi and passed by the State House of Assembly.

Professor Abdullahi, the Pro Chancellor of the University expressed the Council’s unanimous decision to adopt the new name in honour of late Nigerian nationalist and politician, Sa’adu Zungur.

The council expressed its full support for the renaming of the institution, emphasizing the importance of honouring the memory of individuals who have played pivotal roles in shaping the history and identity of the nation.

Governor Mohammed’s initiative to rename the university after Sa’adu Zungur has been widely praised by various stakeholders, including faculty members, alumni, and the general public.

The decision reflects a deep sense of appreciation for the sacrifices and achievements of Sa’adu Zungur to the service of the people.

Professor Fatimah Tahir, Vice Chancellor of the institution, said the renaming of Bauchi State University to Sa’adu Zungur University is a symbolic gesture that underscores the values of integrity, leadership, and excellence that the university upholds.

Professor Tahir said the decision serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of Sa’adu Zungur and his great impact on the educational landscape of Bauchi State, she said the change will serve as a symbol of the university’s dedication to academic excellence and societal impact.

The council expressed commitment to ensuring a smooth transition process and implementing the necessary changes to reflect the new name of the university and encouraged the university community to embrace this historic decision with pride and a renewed sense of purpose.

The decision to rename Bauchi State University to Sa’adu Zungur University reflects the institution’s commitment to honouring Nigeria’s heritage, promoting national unity, and fostering a spirit of excellence among students, faculty, and staff.

The transition to Sa’adu Zungur University marks a new chapter in the institution’s journey, one that emphasizes the importance of preserving history, recognising national heroes, and instilling a sense of pride and purpose in the university community.

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