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How to Gain Admission to Bayero University, Kano (BUK)

Guide to Gaining Admission to Bayero University, Kano (BUK)

You won’t be on this page if you’d already known so much about Bayero University of Kano and her admission  You’re here because you need complete guide on how to gain admission to the ancient city university.

As a respected education consultant, I can tell you – you’re on the right page. I will be guiding you on step-by-step procedures to follow in order to be on campus this year or next.

After I’ve successfully produced a score of admission seekers to the BUK with no one deprived, I wore confidence that I can produce more with the same guide I’ve been using. If you’re interested, let me take you on an adventure. In this guide we’ll cover:
  1. Make Relevant 5 SSCE credits in one Sitting or 6 in two sittings
  2. Obtain UTME and Choose BUK as first choice
  3. Register for and take part in BUK Post UTME
  4. Gain Admission through Direct Entry form
  5. How Bayero distribute Admission Spaces
  6. Gain Admission with Influence or Connections

Make Relevant 5 SSCE credits in one or two Sittings

Some times when people could not make complete SSCE results, they resolved to chasing admission to universities in the north. I don’t particularly know the reason for this. Are northern universities cheap? Don’t believe this. You need at least 5 credit passes to gain admission to BUK. The school is one of the most respected institutions in the north.

Once you have 5 credit passes (at least) in one or two sittings, you can be confident to pursue your degree at the university. To know which is which, please visit, study and understand your JAMB brochure. You can read my post on what to look for in JAMB brochure here. It’s a perfect guide on how to use your brochure.

BUK states that, applicants must possess all the necessary ‘O’ level requirements applicable to undergraduate admissions. This means that credit in English is compulsory for all courses applied, while Mathematics is necessary for science based courses and the social sciences. In this sense, it means arts courses at BUK may accept ordinary pass in Mathematics. Check your JAMB brochure to confirm.

Obtain UTME and Choose BUK as first choice

You must obtain JAMB if I must still remind you. Also, BUK must be your first choice institution. Some candidates say, you can choose any northern universities as your second choice. Don’t believe such. Let Bayero be you number one university during UTME registration. No school is accepting second choice any longer. That’s the truth!

Choose a Course at BUK

Choosing a course is not simple. A candidate may easily believe he knows everything because he has a brother or sister running the same course at the school. Don’t do this. Visit, study and understand your JAMB brochure. JAMB brochure will let you know these:
  1. Is the course really available at Bayero
  2. What are the SSCE subjects for the course
  3. What subjects must I write in UTME for the course.
Majority of admission seekers don’t gain admission, not because of lower mark in UTME or post UTME, but because of the wrong subject combination in SSCE or UTME. That’s why studying your JAMB brochure is the first thing. I've discussed this fully in the post and what you need to look for in the brochure.

Register for and take part in BUK Post UTME

BUK equally writes post UTME and if this changes, I’ll update this post definitely. You should register for the school’s post UTME and when scheduled, take part in their exams. Before you register though, you must have not less than 180 in your UTME. Accordingly, see the conditions for BUK post UTME as stated by the school:
  1. Prospective candidates must have sat for the UTME Examinations, must have applied for a course in Bayero University, Kano and must have scored an aggregate to be determined by the University before they are deemed eligible in subjects relevant to the programme applied for.
  2. Prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of Five (5) passes at Credit level in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study. They would then be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.
Bayero then draws departmental cut-off marks which prospective applicants must meet or beat in the Post UTME. From experience, BUK decides admission based on performance in UTME and Post UTME.

Gain Admission to Bayero University through Direct Entry

This section doesn’t concern UTME candidates. So skip. Direct entry applicants are those who had completed their Bsc, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, Cambridge A’level, Foundation etc in a school and decided to proceed to the university to continue with their courses or related ones.

To seek admission to BUK as a direct entry applicant, you must also:
  1. obtain JAMB form. Yours is called JAMB Direct entry form instead of JAMB UTME form.
  2. register at any CBT centre nationwide
  3. register for Post DE; the same time UTME applicants are registering.

BUK accepts graduates of Bsc, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, DIPLOMA etc for her direct entry admission. BUK also runs IJMB and Diploma programs on her campus and affiliate ones. These candidates are usually their favourites for direct entry spaces. They accept outsiders as well for their degree courses if you have the requirements. Below are what direct entry applicants should know before choosing BUK.

Obviously, before you can apply for BUK post-DE, you must meet the following conditions:
•    Have minimum of lower credit for ND holders
•    Have Merit grade for Diploma
•    9 points in NCE or IJMB

Kindly, visit, study and understand JAMB brochure for further information. I explained what you need to look for in JAMB brochure here in full.

How BUK Distribute Admission Spaces among Applicants

Like most federal universities (if not all), BUK usually bites more than they can chew.

BUK follows the 45, 35, 20 principle like their counterparts. By this, it means the university will give admission to 45% on merit, 35% based on catchment areas and 20% based on less educated states. This doesn’t mean admission given to catchment areas and less educated states is not on merit. No!. It only means, the aggregate mark to be considered for (35%) catchment areas will be less than merit and (20%) less-educated will be lesser. The school’s last year aggregate score page also details this. See it yourself here. You can see BUK catchments areas here and see if you belong or maybe you can claim to belong in your JAMB UTME registration.

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Also in this series,
  1. How to Gain Admission to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
  2. How to Gain Admission to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) 
  3. How to Gain Admission to University of Lagos (UNILAG) 
  4. How to Gain Admission to University of Ibadan (UI) 
  5. How to Gain Admission to University of Benin (UNIBEN) 
  6. How to Gain Admission to University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
  7. How to Gain Admission to Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)   


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