About ten thousand seven hundred and eighty five prospective candidates sat for the Bayero University Aptitude Test (BUKAT) seeking for admission into various undergraduate programmes for the
2018/2019 academic session.
The examination, which commenced at 8:00am in the morning of Thursday, 26 July 2018 was conducted at both Old and New Campuses of the University and was hitch free. Many of the candidates expressed delight at the
arrangement of the examination.
Earlier on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) and Chairman of the University Central Admission Committee, Professor Sagir Abbas while briefing members of staff on the preparations for the conduct of the examination, said over fifty thousand candidates applied to Bayero University as their first choice initially, but only about fifteen thousand met the minimum BUK cut of points of 180 and above .
He equally disclosed that as part of effort to
ensure a hitch free exercise, a total of two
hundred and twenty five invigilators from
both teaching and non-teaching staff were
engaged for the exercise.
Professor Sagir Abbas said in order to ease
congestion and simplify the process; the
examination was scheduled into morning,
afternoon and evening sessions.
Speaking shortly after going round the
examination halls, Professor Sagir Abbas,
expressed delight at the peaceful and
orderly conduct of the candidates. He said
this year the University did not encounter
any form of malpractice and commended
the staff who participated in the exercise for their vigilance.