The Bayero University, BUK, Kano has launched a modern skill acquisition centre at the Students Affairs Deanery of the institution.
Speaking during the launching ceremony on Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas, said launching the centre was part of his promises to improve the welfare of students in the University.
According to him, the centre will be training students to learn tailoring and make-up designs in order to become self-reliant after graduation.
The V-C added that the skills, if taken more seriously, would be a veritable source of revenue and job creation since the government no longer provides adequate employment to the teeming youth.
He said: “Today is another significant milestone for me as the University is witnessing another gigantic stride to improve the welfare of students through skills acquisition platform.
“This has come barely two months after the University launched a job scheme that employed 125 students to serve as part-time workers,” the Vice-Chancellor stressed.
He said, already, the students have started enjoying their wages, adding that based on assessment, they are working efficiently.
He enjoined the beneficiaries to utilize the facilities provided judiciously and use their time efficiently to learn so that after graduation they would remember the University for providing education and entrepreneurship skills.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the Management would continue to explore many other avenues and opportunities to strengthen the welfare of students.
He commended the Dean, Prof. Shamsuddeen Umar, for establishing the centre and for exemplifying his leadership qualities that are centred on the improvement of welfare to students.
Speaking earlier, the Dean expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor for initiating such laudable projects, noting that the VC’s penchant for welfare would forever be appreciated.
He said the beneficiary students would learn tailoring, hair dress, make-up and head tie, saying that the idea is to expand the skills to many students.
The Dean noted that many students from the Old Campus had earlier benefitted from the skills acquisition program conducted by the Deanery.
The Deputy Dean, Female, Dr. Maryam Liman tasked the students to make maximum utilization of the facilities to learn various skills, noting that it would be a lifetime treasure for them.