Ahmadu Bello University: Institution’s senate approves establishment of business school
The university's vice-chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Garba, revealed that the institution will be starting a business school.
The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has received the go-ahead to establish a business school in the institution.
This information was revealed on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, by Professor Ibrahim Garba, the vice-chancellor of the university.
According to the Daily Trust News, the business school shall run programmes for the following titles, PhD, M.Sc, M.Phil, professional masters, degree and sub-degree programmes like Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance, as well as other courses.
Garba mentioned this at a ceremony for the construction of a 300-seater-ultramodern lecture theatre, to be sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Speaking concerning the matter, the VC said, "The department of Accounting has been migrating to e-learning as per the dictate of current academic realities in its desire to reach the level of virtual classrooms especially for postgraduate students.
"The dearth of funding across the country has however necessitated solo efforts by the university to reach out to acquire desired facilities through soliciting the support of individuals and professional bodies.
“ICAN was one of the first points of call in this direction. We approached the institute for support in the areas of capacity building and infrastructure.
"We are honoured today by the presence of the institute’s president for ground breaking ceremony in respect of the theatre ICAN donated to the Accounting Department.
"Part of the facilities earmarked for use by the Business School is the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence that is located very close to the land where ICAN will build the theatre."
ICAN’s president, Deacon Titus Soetan, disclosed that the lecture theatre donation is part of the developmental objectives of the organisation.