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Sudan University to Partners Bauchi Private health college on degree programmes

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Sudan University to Partners Bauchi Private health college on degree programmes

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Sudan International University Khartoum, has declared interest to partner with Malikiya College of Health and Social Sciences Bauchi on degree programmes.

President of the University, Professor Osman Saeed disclosed this when he led officials of the university on a working visit to the college in Bauchi weekend .

He said his university was known for academic excellence especially in the areas of medicine, engineering, economics and ICT at various levels.

Professor Saeed observed that Malikiya College of Health and Social Sciences Bauchi has the capacity to be upgraded to a university status, hence the need for his university to support the college to get approval from the relevant stakeholders particularly, National University Commission (NUC).

“We are very pleased to be here. This visit we are hoping will be a starting point for our collective vision of providing qualitative education to our younger generations through our partnership of offering some courses by our University in this college.

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“Our University has a long-term experience in tertiary education and we have been involved in many disciplines including medicine, economics and engineering among others. We have a sound curriculum that is providing the needed manpower for international development and national orientation.

Responding, the proprietor of the Malikiya College of Health and Social Sciences Bauchi, Aminu Mohammmed DanBauchi stated that, the desire to upgrade the college to university is part of efforts to contribute to educational development of the state and Nigeria in general, hoping that it will meet the population explosion currently being experienced.

DanBauchi noted that establishing the university will go a long way towards complementing the efforts and desire of the federal government to ensure millions of school-age children are not left out from acquiring university education.

“We are delighted to receive you sir, on your familiarization and return visit to our young college. It will be recalled that exactly a year ago, my humble self, the Chief Proprietor Malikiya College, was in Khartoum on a courtesy visit where I met with the Vice President Dr. Saif Usman Saeed and Prof. Ishraga during which we had a preliminary discussion on the possibility of partnership between the two institutions.

“On my return home, the Governing Council of Malikiya discussed my visit and agreed to work with you towards establishing a fully pledged University in Bauchi. Therefore, this important visit will determine the structure of the partnership on the agreeable ratio.

“Here in Malikiya College, our enrollment so far has been over a thousand students every session. With the current infrastructure the college has, we can kick-start the University with an enrolment of 1000 students into various courses, particularly Medical and Health.

“The college has a plot of land that can make a full pledge university as required by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Our partnership will certainly add value to tertiary education in Nigeria by using modern technology, innovative ideas through research to produce graduates ready for industry, society and entrepreneurship.

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