As part of its efforts to cushion the effect of subsidy removal, The Management of Bayero University Kano (BUK) has initiated palliative measures for staff and students.
The Deputy Registrar, Public Affairs for Acting Registrar, Lamara Garba revealed this in a statement on Monday.
“As part of these measures, a daily bus shuttle service from town to the University campuses commenced on Monday, 24th July 2023.
“The buses will operate from BUK Zoo Road staff quarters to Dan Agundi junction (near Aliko filling station), then proceed to the Old Campus gate before making a final stop at the New Campus.
“Two buses will be available each day (Monday to Friday), with the first bus departing at 8 am and the second bus at 10 am.
“Similarly, after the office hours, the first and second buses will depart from the Vice Chancellor’s parking lot at the old Admin Block at 4:00 pm and 6 pm, respectively, following the same route back to stop at BUK Zoo Road Staff quarters,” the statement reads.
The statement added that, “It should be noted that this arrangement is aimed at alleviating the hardship experienced by staff due to removal of subsidy and therefore, the services are restricted to only members of staff of the university.
“These arrangements, along with other palliative measures are part of the deliberate initiatives by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas with the aim of improving the welfare of staff for effective service delivery.
“The university management expects that the staff will appreciate this laudable initiative and respond by showing increased commitment to their duties, including punctuality, improved productivity, and reduction in absenteeism.”