Prof. Musa Alhaji, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, says the institution had sponsored over 232 academic staff to study at PhD level in various disciplines since its inception in 2014.
The VC revealed that some of the lecturers had completed their studies and since resumed work.
Alhaji, who stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano, said that the lecturers were sponsored to study in 15 universities in France, under a partnership between the Kano State Government and the Government of France.
Other categories of academic staff also benefited from the interventions of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
“Since I assumed duty, there was never a time we found it difficult to access the TETfund intervention.
“We now have over 70 physical structures being executed with the support of the TETfund and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),” he said.
Alhaji said through the support of a Kano-based business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, the university will soon complete construction work on its Faculty of Engineering with Dantata contributing N250 million, and the university providing a counterpart tranche of N250 million. (NAN)