Leadership (Abuja)

4 March 2009

Nigeria: Mc-Arthur Foundation Supports BUK Staff for PH.D Studies - VC

Kano — The Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Attahiru M. Jega, has revealed that 92 academic staff of the university, mostly from science-based faculties have been supported by Mc-Arthur Foundation for Ph.D Studies in British, Malaysian, American and Nigerian universities.

Prof. Jega disclosed this recently at a reception in honour of Dr. Jonathan Fanton, President, Mc-Arthur Foundation to rejoice with him over the degree of LLD conferred on him by the university, saying that the honour became necessary considering his tremendous positive contributions to the university.

He said , "The Mc-Arthur Foundation which emerged as the highest single honour done to this university outside government, deserved special commendation and appreciation", adding "The foundation's support to our staff development, library development, ICT and equipment upgrade has been a major contribution factor to the attainment of the highest academic standards, for which the university is now being recognised".

"We are most appreciative of your support and we shall continue to use your grants judiciously for the continuous growth and development of our university", Prof. Jega mentioned.

The vice chancellor also stated that the foundation's support to the university has greatly influenced many philanthropists, to contribute their quota generously to the university.

In his comment at the occasion, Jonathan Fanton expressed his profound appreciation and gratitude to Bayero University for honouring him, assuring of his continued support even after he retired as president of the foundation.

He thanked the management of the university for utilising the foundation's grants judiciously.

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