List Of Private Universities In Kano

List Of Private Universities In Kano

Private Universities In Kano – Higher education no doubt is one of the bedrock of national development in any nation. It is a fundamental ingredient needed for driving both economic and social developments.

Nigeria, like many other nations, has committed human and economic resources to promoting higher education as an important tool for revitalization. These and many others are the reason why higher education, especially university education, is a priority of both the Federal and state governments. One of such state is Kano State.

Kano State, a state created on the 27th of May 1967 is located in the North-Western part of Nigeria. It was created in the Northern Region of Nigeria.

Kano State is the second-largest industrial hub in Nigeria after Lagos State and the largest in Northern Nigeria with textile, cosmetics, tanning, footwear, plastics, enamelware, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, and other industries.

Kano city is the capital of Kano state as well as one of the most beautiful and largest cities in Nigeria, it is also an ancient city rich in culture and traditional values. It is usually referred to as the ‘Pride of the North’.

Even though education in the northern part of Nigeria is low compared to its southern counterpart, the north is brazing up the speed if almost catching up with the south as many traditional and social institutions see education as one of the means of eliminating economic and development poverty.

Kano has two(2) Federal Universities namely Bayero University, Kano and Nigeria Police Academy Wudil,  two (2) State universities namely: Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano as well as four (4) Private universities- Skyline University, Al-Istiqama University Sumaila,Maryam Abacha American University Nigeria, and Capital City university.

Since our main focus is on private universities, let us go through the list of these private institutions of learning in kano.

List Of Private Universities In Kano

Listed below are the private universities located in Kano, Nigeria.

  1. Skyline University, Kano
  2. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  3. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State
  4. Capital City University, Kano State
  5. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano
  6. Baba Ahmed University, Kano State

1.     Skyline University, Nigeria

Skyline University is situated at No 2, Zaria Road Opposite Old Kano-Line Bus-Stop and was established in 2018 as a multicultural learning community where students and staff from all over the world come together for a common goal of making it a multi-disciplinary research and teaching institution.

SUN as fondly called, was established by Skyline International Group Limited (SIGL), a company that had successfully established and expanded Skyline University College (SUC), in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  The success of this institution in the UAE gave birth to the establishment of the Nigerian institution.


It is worthy to know that Skyline University is reputed to be the first private university in Kano and occupies an enviable position in the ranking of private universities both in and outside Kano.

 This institution of learning is anchored on a tripod – skills, knowledge, and value-based education needed to power Nigeria’s socio-economic development with the aid of technology-driven and innovative education.

In acknowledgment of all these, Skyline University Nigeria was licensed in May 2018 by the National Universities Council (NUC).

Among the subjects offered are:




 Admission Requirements:

  • Candidates must have five (5) O’level credits or their equivalent based on the course of study.
  •   A minimum of 180 marks obtained in the  Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is very important.
  • Full compliance with the requirement of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) concerning admission procedures must be followed.
  •  Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) are the only allowed channels for admission into full-time undergraduate programs.

The tuition fee is around #2million, though it varies based on the course of study.

For more inquiries, visit

2.Al-Istiqama University Sumaila (AUSU).

The Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila (AUSU), is a privately funded and owned University in Kano State, Nigeria. It was newly established in 2021 and situated at Sumaila township road, kano.

AUSU has been officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria.

Some of the courses offered are listed below:

B.Sc Accounting

B.Sc Taxation

B.Sc Entrepreneurship Studies

B.Sc Economics

B.Sc Political Science

B.A Islamic Studies

B.Sc Biology

B.Sc Chemistry

B.Sc Mathematics

B.Sc Computer Science

B.Sc Software Engineering

B.Sc Physics with Electronics

B.N.Sc Nursing

B.Sc Public Health

BMLS Medical Laboratory Science

Tuition fees vary from #367,000 to #427,000 depending on the course.

Admission into the school complies with the general university entry requirement in Nigeria of 5-level credits and UTME.

3.Mariam Abacha American University, Nigeria 

It is situated at No. 5 Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Road, Hotoro GRA Kano. Mariam Abacha American University, Nigeria  is built on three principles which are:

  • Quality Education
  • Peaceful learning environmental
  • Quality of staff and faculty.

This University was founded by Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo whose dream according to him, is to make life different for others through the provision of sound and high-quality education.

He had earlier founded the Maryam Abacha American University of Niger, acronym MAAUN in the city of Maradi. The success recorded in the Niger republic motivated him to establish the Nigerian version of the institution.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday 15th of February 2021, issued a license to Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) Kano campus.

The institution has various schools including the

School of Social and Management sciences offering:

BSc in Accounting. BSc in Banking and Finance. BSc in Economics. BSc in Business Administration. BSc in Human resource management. BSc in International Relations.  BSc in Mass Communication. BSc in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolutions. BSc in International Relations.

School of Basic Medical Sciences:

Basic Nursing,

 Dpt. physiotherapy,

MLS Medical Laboratory sciences.

School of Computing:

BSC Software Engineering. BSc in Computer Science. BSc in Information Technology. BSc in Cybersecurity.

 Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses employ the general entry-level requirements in Nigerian universities.

For inquiries reach the school at [email protected] or visit the university website for more inquiries at

4. Capital City University.

The University is one of the private universities in Kano. It is situated at No.20 Yusuf Maitama Sule Road, Nassarawa GRA, Kano, Kano State – Nigeria. It was established in the year 2020 to deliver accessibly and Quality Higher Education by providing accessible higher education, human capital development, and knowledge enhancement.

Due to the shown level of seriousness and infrastructural display, Capital City University, Kano (CCUK) is recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria, and accredited.

The institution has eighteen (18) departments under two (2) faculties running thirteen (13) programs which include:

B.Sc. Biochemistry

B.Sc. Forensic Science

B.Sc. Biotechnology

B.Sc. Software Engineering

B.Sc. Microbiology

B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry

B.Sc. Computer Science

B.Sc. Cyber Security

B.Sc. Physics with Electronics

B.Sc. Digital Entrepreneurship

B.Sc. Mathematics

B.Sc. Statistics And Data Science

Though tuition fees vary based on courses, the average tuition fee is around #1,200,000.

For more information, visit:

5. Baba Ahmed University, Kano State

To know everything that’s worth knowing about the Baba Ahmed University, Kano State, please click on the school website link and you will see everything you need to know about the school.

BAUK school website


Apart from being one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria, Kano has a good social and commercial lifestyle which makes it one of the most lively and student-friendly states in the northern part of Nigeria.

The people of Kano are very accommodating and friendly and it is believed that studying at any of these universities will be a good adventure and experience.


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