The President of the Association of African Private Universities (AAPU), Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, has congratulated Prof. Abdulrashid Garba on his appointment as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University (KHAIRU), Kano.
Prof. Gwarzo delivered the congratulatory message through the Association’s Secretary -General, Prof. Abubakar Sadiq Haruna, when he paid a courtesy visit to the University on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2023.
Prof. Gwarzo, who described the appointment of Prof. Garba as a well deserved appointment in view of his wealth of experience in the academia, expressed optimism that the appointee would undoubtedly guide the university to the path of excellence.
Speaking on the mandates of AAPU, Prof. Gwarzo said the association is committed to raising the quality of higher education in Africa, while making education accessible and affordable to all and sundry.
He said AAPU was established to promote networking and experience sharing in teaching and learning among member institutions in addition to fashioning out a common vision for African higher education.
Prof. Gwarzo, who is also the Founder of Maryam Abacha American Universities of Nigeria and Niger, spoke at length on the opportunities which member institutions stand to benefit such as obtaining research grants and funding.
With its secretariat based in Kano State, Nigeria, and liason office in Maradi, Niger Republic, Prof. Gwarzo said AAPU also has branches in different countries across the region.
Responding, Prof. Garba expressed appreciation for the visit, describing it as a singular honor done to him in person and the university as a whole.
He revealed that KHAIRU will start academic activities with 18 programs across 13 departments and four faculties.
Prof. Garba, who expressed satisfaction with the mandates of AAPU, said the university was ready to partner with the association as soon as all prerequisites are completed.
While reiterating commitment to collaborate with MAAUN for academic and research development, Prof. Garba noted that the partnership will go along way in
creating and nurturing high-quality links with other organisations across the globe.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director Communications, AAPU, Engr. Bashir Garba lauded the university’s readiness to providing quality education by putting in place state of the art facilities.
He also thanked the Management of KHAIRU for the warm reception accorded the team and wished the new VC a successful tenure.