Bayero University Kano: Statistics



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#3574 of 14,131 In the World
#90 of 1,104 In Africa
#16 of 157 In Nigeria
#1 of 3 In Kano
#732 of 2,012 For Pediatrics
Top50% For 47 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Bayero University Kano is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsUniversities Matriculation Examination (UME) following secondary school education, or direct entry for holders of the Higher School Certificate (General Certificate of Education, Advanced ('A') level)
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; March-July)

Research profile

Bayero University Kano has published 6,669 scientific papers with 44,158 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Pathology, and Genetics.


Bayero University Kano majors

by publication & citation count

4,251 / 30,408
3,764 / 25,919
Environmental Science
3,218 / 21,656
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,082 / 21,817
2,947 / 22,025
2,891 / 20,643
2,487 / 18,603
Computer Science
2,137 / 12,577
2,075 / 17,793
1,836 / 13,313
1,811 / 13,603
1,660 / 12,105
Organic Chemistry
1,618 / 12,835
1,598 / 11,762
1,584 / 11,453
Geography and Cartography
1,550 / 8,451
1,526 / 9,120
Political Science
1,511 / 10,750
1,507 / 11,634
1,456 / 8,136
1,450 / 10,216
Quantum and Particle physics
1,437 / 11,281
Materials Science
1,316 / 10,598
1,216 / 7,903
1,169 / 6,535
1,132 / 6,098
1,120 / 8,945
Public Health
1,110 / 10,016
1,013 / 5,022
993 / 8,678
968 / 5,292
896 / 5,213
892 / 4,831
Machine Learning
812 / 5,555
Development Studies
810 / 5,868
767 / 4,808
756 / 5,368
Metallurgical Engineering
746 / 6,348
708 / 4,031
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
650 / 3,561

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 53
1992 5 35
1993 9 37
1994 9 57
1995 10 46
1996 14 54
1997 4 61
1998 4 40
1999 3 60
2000 14 94
2001 10 77
2002 7 71
2003 6 79
2004 19 71
2005 25 97
2006 17 114
2007 35 142
2008 37 203
2009 40 233
2010 59 319
2011 65 403
2012 106 491
2013 165 679
2014 180 774
2015 273 870
2016 333 1028
2017 402 1221
2018 499 1698
2019 636 2524
2020 872 4056
2021 955 6689
2022 818 9179
2023 738 11084
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Bayero University Kano.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Master's Degree Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Dentistry, Management, Microbiology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pharmacy, Public Health, Soil Science
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry

Notable alumni

  1. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

    Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1949-.. (age 75)

    Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is a Nigerian politician who served as the governor of Kano State from 2015 to 2023. He previously served as Rabiu Kwankwaso's deputy governor twice, from 1999 to 2003 and from 2011 to 2015. He is a member and national chairman of the ruling Party All Progressives Congress (APC).

  2. Attahiru Jega

    Attahiru Jega
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1957-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Bayero University Kano
    1975-1978 graduated with bachelor's degree in political science
    university teacheracademic

    Attahiru Muhammadu Jega CON (born 11 January 1957) is a Nigerian academic and former vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano. On 8 June 2010, he was nominated by then President Goodluck Jonathan as the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), subject to Senate confirmation, as a replacement foProfessorProfessoror Maurice Iwu, who vacated the post on 28 April 2010. Jega retired on 30 June 2015, handing over his position to Amina Zakari according to a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.

  3. Mansur Dan Ali

    Mansur Dan Ali
    1959-.. (age 65)
    military personnel

    Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali Listen is a retired Nigerian Army brigadier general and former Minister of Defence of Nigeria appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015.

  4. Yakubu Muhammad

    Yakubu Muhammad
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1973-.. (age 51)
    screenwriterfilm actorsingerfilm producer

    Yakubu Mohammed is a Nigerian film actor, producer, director, singer and script writer. He is a Globacom ambassador, SDGs ambassador and at a time, an ambassador for Nescafe Beverage. Yakubu Mohammed is a seasoned actor of repute and a household name in both Kannywood and Nollywood. He has sung over 1000 songs, featured in well over 100 Hausa films and more than 40 English films some of which includes; Lionheart, 4th Republic, Sons of the Caliphate and MTV Shuga which earned him several nominations and awards such as City People Entertainment Awards and Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

  5. Farooq Kperogi

    Farooq Kperogi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1973-.. (age 51)

    Farooq Adamu Kperogi, is a Nigerian-American professor, author, media scholar, newspaper columnist, blogger and activist. He was a reporter and news editor at many Nigerian newspapers including the Daily Trust, Daily Triumph and the now defunct New Nigerian.

  6. Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa

    Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa
    1969-.. (age 55)

    Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa Pronunciation also known with his honorific as Sheikh Daurawa, is a Nigerian Islamic Scholar from Kano state. His father is a famous Researcher called Sheikh Ibrahim Muhammad Mai Tafsiri, Sheikh Daurawa appointed by Kano State governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in 2023 as commander of Hisbah Kano.

  7. Ibrahim Jibril

    Ibrahim Jibril
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1958-.. (age 66)

    Ibrahim Usman Jibril CON is a Nigerian traditional ruler and administrator. He is the 12th emir of Nasarawa Emirate and was the minister of state for environment between 2015 and 2018 in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

  8. Abba Gumel

    Abba Gumel
    1966-.. (age 58)

    Abba Gumelpronunciation is a Professor & The Michael and Eugenia Brin Endowed E-Nnovate Chair in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park. His research, which spans three main areas of applied mathematics, is focused on the use of mathematical modeling and rigorous approaches, together with statistical analysis, to gain insight into the dynamics of real-life phenomena arising in the natural and engineering sciences. The main emphasis of Gumel's work is on the mathematical theory of epidemics – specifically, he uses mathematical theories and methodologies to gain insights into the qualitative behavior of nonlinear dynamical systems arising from the mathematical modelling of phenomena in the natural and engineering sciences, with emphasis on the transmission dynamics and control of emerging and re-emerging human (and other animal) infectious diseases of public health and socio-economic interest.

  9. Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino

    Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1964-.. (age 60)
    film producerfilm directorwriter

    Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, MON is a Nigerian Hausa language writer, author, publisher, journalist, film producer, director and actor. He wrote for about three decades on various topics. He has published fifteen novels. He was awarded with the Member of the Order of the Niger honor on 29 September 2014 by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

  10. Zayn Africa

    Zayn Africa
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1994-.. (age 30)
    singersongwriterrecord producer

    Abdulmajid Aliyu known professionally as Zayn Africa, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer.

Bayero University Kano faculties and divisions

College : Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Dentistry, Haematology, Histology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science
Faculty : Arts and Islamic Studies African Languages, Arabic, English, French, History, Islamic Studies, Literature
Faculty : Computer Science and Information Technology Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Faculty : Earth and Environmental Science Architecture, Environmental Management, Geography, Geology, Regional Planning, Town Planning
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Health Education, Information Management, Library Science, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Science Education, Special Education, Technology Education, Tourism
Faculty : Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, Islamic Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Geography, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Zoology
Faculty : Social and Management Sciences Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Environmental Management, Finance, Geography, Management, Mass Communication, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology

General information

Alternative names BUK
Founded 1975
Accreditation National Universities Commission (NUC); Nigerian Medical and Dental Council, COREN, ICAN
Motto ...and above every possessor of knowledge there is One more learned

Location and contacts

Address PMB 3011
Kano, Kano State
City population 3,849,000

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