Grantee Profile

Bayero University, Kano

Grants to Bayero University, Kano

  • $700,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    KANO, NIGERIA — Bayero University Kano (BUK), one of the four universities supported under the Foundation's former Higher Education Initiative (HEI), is a second-generation federal university established in 1977, with over 30,000 students enrolled. It is committed to providing world-class academic and professional training, community services, and research. With this award, the University is repositioning its Faculty of Communication to produce the next generation of investigative journalists by improving its curriculum, purchasing relevant equipment, training its staff and practicing journalists in the field, attracting practicing professionals in the field as visiting professors, and organizing internships for students at online and print newspapers. BUK is collaborating with other Foundation grantees to implement the project. The award is part of a package of awards on the theme of strengthening the capacity of investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria.

  • $800,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — To establish a Center for Dryland Agriculture (over three years).

  • $43,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — To plan and prepare activities for the establishment of a University Center for Dryland Agriculture.

  • $86,488

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — To improve teaching and learning facilities (over two years).

  • $3,100,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — In support of staff development and the refurbishing and upgrading of University facilities (over three years).

  • $65,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    KANO, NIGERIA — In support of institutional strengthening of Minjibir General Hospital.

  • $3,000,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — In support of staff development and the refurbishing and upgrading of university facilities (over three years).

  • $50,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — In support of a computer revolving loan scheme.

  • $7,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — To improve the financial administration capacity of four Nigerian universities (over three years).

  • $150,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    KANO, NIGERIA — To support a revolving loan scheme through which staff members can acquire computers and accessories.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Bayero University, Kano $8,001,488 between 1978 and 2017.

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