BUK VC Commends ACEPHAP Exemplary Performance, Encourages TETFund Centers of Excellence to Emulate

BUK Vice Chancellor Commends ACEPHAP's Exemplary Performance, Encourages TETFund Centers of Excellence to Emulate

BUK VC Commends ACEPHAP Exemplary Performance, Encourages TETFund Centers of Excellence to Emulate

In a bid to foster excellence across academic spheres, the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, has underscored the importance of TETFund Centers of Excellence emulating the stellar performance set by BUK's Africa Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP).

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During a two-day seminar themed "Synergizing Success: Unleashing the Potential of Institutional Centers of Excellence Across the Nation," hosted by ACEPHAP in collaboration with TETFund Center of Excellence for Integrated Farming System at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, the Vice Chancellor, represented by the Provost of the College of Natural and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor Tijani Hassan Darma, lauded ACEPHAP's outstanding accomplishments.

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Professor Abbas expressed BUK's pride in the exemplary standards achieved by ACEPHAP and urged other TETFund centers to glean insights from the experiences of these BUK centers, emphasizing the need to substantiate their purpose and establishment.

Keynoting the seminar was Professor Hadiza Shehu Galadanci, Director of ACEPHAP, renowned for her adept management of various international grants, including those from the World Bank. Professor Abbas emphasized the value of experience sharing and urged participants to attentively engage with the presentations.

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Addressing the seminar's objectives, Professor Galadanci highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing, collaboration among centers of excellence, and identifying challenges while brainstorming solutions. She stressed the necessity for centers of excellence to make tangible societal impacts, citing ACEPHAP's successes in postgraduate training, regional networking, and capacity building.

Professor Galadanci also elucidated ACEPHAP's regional contributions, including support for facilities and training in neighboring countries, emphasizing the center's commitment to quality education and impactful research.

Highlighting landmark studies such as the E-Motive and IVON TRIAL, she emphasized their significant positive influence on the community and the region, showcasing ACEPHAP's extensive publications in high-impact journals and contributions to global policy improvements in maternal health.

The center's dedication to innovation, entrepreneurship, and healthcare improvement across Sub-Saharan Africa remains a cornerstone of ACEPHAP's mission. As Professor Galadanci reiterated the center's commitment to nurturing excellence, innovation, and positive societal change, she outlined initiatives such as the Innovation Week and pitching competitions aimed at bolstering healthcare and fostering innovation.