Bayero University, Nigeria

 

Bayero University-Kano (BUK) became a full-fledge university in 1977 and is one of the 24 universities centrally owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is situated in Kano the largest commercial centre in the Northern Nigeria and second largest city in the whole country. Prior to becoming a full-fledge university, BUK served as a university college of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.


 


 

The SAFE Program in Bayero University had already been verified by the National University Commission based on the established criteria for Program accreditation.  The program was launched in 2007.

 

Purpose of the SAFE program at Bayero University of Kano (BUK) is to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Nigeria through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension advisory services to serve the needs of smallholder farm families.

 

The first batch of mid-career students at BUK were admitted in 2007/2008 academic year and they were graduated in 2011. Since then, a total of 230 students (155 males and 75 females) have benefited from the SAFE-BUK program. Despite of the fact that there is no more direct assistance from SAFE, BUK continues to be active in SAFE activities.

 

SAFE BUK has a very stable mid career student flow over the years. The regularity of the

admission exercise conducted since 2007/08 academic year goes to confirm the relevance and the high demand for the program.

  Male Female Total
Graduated 166 13 179
Current 49 2 51
Total 215 15 230
 
 

Students in the program are mainly officials of the Agricultural development projects and they come from the northern part of Nigeria. The program continues to attract more students from the private sector. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, NGOs and private farms continued to send their staff to BUK, while BUK reviewed the curriculum and mainstream value chain into the curriculum.

 

The revised curriculum has included a course on postharvest technology, value chain, food safety and quality. Most of the current SEPs projects implemented by students illustrated that more farmers are interested in the value addition and income generating activities.

 

The current student statistics of mid-career students at Bayero University, as of July 2016, is tabulated below:

 

Intake Year Male Female Total Remarks
1 2007/08 30 2 32 Graduated Feb. 2011
2 2008/09 30 2 32 Graduated Feb. 2012
3 2009/10 37 2 39 Graduated Feb. 2013
4 2010/11 25 1 26 Graduated Feb. 2014
5 2011/12 25 1 26 Graduated Feb. 2015
6 2012/13 19 5 24 Graduated Feb. 2016
7 2013/14 14 1 15
8 2014/15 35 1 36  
9 2015/16 Admission in process
  Total 215 15 230

 

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Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download