President Muhammadu Buhari is from Daura, Katsina State.
The University of Katsina was later renamed after the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua University.
Umar Musa Yar’Adua University is ranked 32nd Nigeria. This ranking is according to National Universities Commission.
The University of Katsina boasts of 532 Academic staff, 516 non-academic staff, 10,257 undergraduate students and 599 post-graduate students.
The memo that is making rounds in on social media is particularly worrisome since Nigerians of different ethnicities school there.
The school has just banned all tribal and political associations.
Even the university is a mere Quranic school, the Yoruba, Ijaw or Ibibio ethnic groups can’t form their own association and hold their meetings?
But the school is a full-fledged university with Law, accounting, chemistry and other professional disciplines.
Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) is the only religious association allowed to operate in the school.
The university was established by the Katsina State Government to improve access to higher education for its citizenry.
The work was initiated by the then executive Governor of Katsina State.
It was later completed by late president Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
The law establishing the Katsina State University was passed by the Katsina State House of Assembly on 5 September 2006.
The University commenced academic activities in January 2007 with three faculties (Education, Humanities & Natural and Applied Sciences.
The university will build upon existing academic strength, a total of 13 faculties, 76 departments, and 236 academic programs.
The Visitor of the University is His Executive Governor, Katsina State Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari.
The Chancellor is Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab, and the current Vice Chancellor is Professor Idris Isah Funtua.
Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab is from Katsina state. He is the father of the underwear Christmas botched Christmas bomber in the USA.
See a snapshot of the internal memo below: