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BUA Flags Off Construction Of Admin Block In Al-qalam Varsity



The Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, has flagged off the construction of N250 million adminitrative block and a conference room for the Al-qalam University, Katsina State.

The philanthropic initiative of the BUA group in the university is part of its 2023 Tertiary Education Grant Scheme (TEGS) comprising 22 tertiary institutions in Nigeria as beneficiaries.

Speaking at the ground breaking event in Katsina, the ASR Africa’s Managing Director, Dr Ubon Udoh, said the project priotised its intervention in education as a transformative sector for the nation.

He also expressed the commitment of ASR Africa to continually supporting quality education within the tertiary education system in Nigeria and Africa.


He noted that Al-qalam University scored high in the tedious criteria before being selected among benefiting schools in the TEGS grant of N259 million.

He disclosed that that project has a six-month completion period.

The MD further explained ASR Africa initiative as a philanthropic fund of $100 million that is committed to the development of health, education, and social sectors within Africa.

He restated that Abdul Samad Rabiu has been a cheerful giver who has been supportive of several schools across the nation and beyond.

Udoh commended the management of the university for their cooperation with the ASR Africa infrastructure team by providing prompt feedback and required documentation on the project to ensure its take-off.


He assured that the projects will be completed within the stipulated time

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nasiru Yauri, commended the Chairman of ASR Africa, the BUA Group and Abdul Samad Rabiu for finding their institution worthy of the grant.

He identified the project as one of the institution’s priority needs, especially at a time the university was prepared to launch its College of Allied Health Sciences for the 2023/2024 academic year.

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