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Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Pal
 
     

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Skyline University Nigeria, Kano
October 02, 2018

I joined the department of Biology, Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), situated in Kano, Nigeria in October 2018. Though SUN is a startup; however, it is conceived to be a multi-disciplinary, teaching & research university with an aim to be a leading international institution of higher learning in northern part of Nigeria. The promoters of this university have a rich experience in imparting higher education and successfully running Skyline University College in Sharjah from 1990. SUN started with two schools i.e., School of Arts, Management & Social Sciences (SAMSS), and School of Sciences and Information Technology (SSIT).  In the SUN campus we have a mosque, bank, clinic and a restaurant (Jalsa). The lush green SUN campus is located at the heart of the city and the main tower of the university is the tallest building in the city. The city of Kano is one the major nerve centers of Nigeria and the second most populous city in the country. There are about 15-20 expatriate, mostly Indian serving SUN.  

SUN Campus

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Visit to Kano Zoo
November 03, 2018

An Excursion trip to the Kano zoo was organized by our university on 03rdNovember, 2018. The trip was meant for the first year BSc.Biology students. The aim of the trip was to have a first-hand information about the various animals kept in the zoo. The zoo was officially opened by his Excellency AlhajiAuduBako, the military Governor of Kano State in13thNovember 1972. We were able to see many animals (primates, herbivores, carnivores), and birds over there.

 

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Matriculation Ceremony
April 27, 2019

Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) on Saturday 27th April, matriculated 82 pioneer students admitted into the 2018/2019 academic session. The students were admitted into various bachelors’ degree programmes in the School of Arts Management & Social Sciences (SAMSS) as well as the School of Sciences & Information Technology (SSIT), based on the requirements of National Universities Commission (NUC)….. [Read More]

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Excursion to Bayero University, Kano
May 03, 2019

The students of the Biology department went for an excursion to Bayero University. They visited the Animal Nutrition Lab, the Animal Farm and the Botanical Garden and the Herbarium Lab. In this process they were exposed to the various indigenous germplasm maintained at the university farm. Also they got a first-hand idea about the preservation activity of various important herbs and plants of Nigeria.

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Visit to the National Museum (Gidan Makama), Kano
June 22, 2019

An excursion was organized for the students of Computer Science & Software Engineering to the National Museum, Kano.  The museum has a significant collections of arts, crafts and items of historic interest related to the Kano area. Located in a 15th-century historical building, which is recognized as a National Monument by the Government of Nigeria. The museum is divided into 11 galleries, each with their own centre of focus. Galleries include the Zaure or the main entrance hall with displays of traditional materials, city walls and maps of Kano, the history of statehood, Kano in the 19th century, the Civil War, economy, industry and music.

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Visit to Kano Technology Business Incubation Centre,
November 15, 2019

The graduate students of the Biology & Microbiology department of Skyline University visited the Kano Technology Business Incubation Centre on 14th November 2019.  The Acting Centre Manager, Hajiya Fatima, while receiving the visiting team, explained that the vision of the centre which is to make Nigeria a technologically competitive nation through the commercialization of research and development of innovative efforts using technology as a tool. She appreciated the efforts of the university in the provision of an enabling environment for entrepreneurs to strive. In her opinion, students must have the spirit of entrepreneurship in them which is essential for the attainment of success later. Ms. Hajiya assures the students of full cooperation and support. The students visited the different enterprises and production units operating within the centre. Many successful businesses in Kano initially started here.

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Visit to the UMC Hospital, Kano
February 08, 2020

The graduate students of the Microbiology department of Skyline University visited the UMC Hospital and went around the emergency, ICU, radiology, and the pathology department. Their main interest was to see the various lab test that are carried out in the pathology. Mr. Asif took us around the hospital and explained in details about the functions of the various instruments and machines. The auto analyzer was the instruments that the students wanted to see the most. However, the hospital is yet to establish full-fledged Microbiology department. The students got a first-hand information about working of a hospital.

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SIWES Training of SUN Students
November, 2020

The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a skills training programme designed to expose and prepare students for the Industrial Work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.  It is also a planned and structured programme based on stated and specific career objectives which are geared towards developing the occupational competencies of students.  Consequently, the SIWES programme is a compulsory graduation requirement for all Nigerian university students. SIWES is aimed at bridging the existing gap between theory and practice of Sciences, Agriculture, Medical Sciences (including Nursing), Engineering and Technology, Management, and Information and Communication Technology and other professional educational programmes in the Nigerian tertiary institutions.  It is aimed at exposing students to machines and equipment, professional work methods and ways of safeguarding the work areas and workers in industries, offices, laboratories, hospitals and other organizations. All students before leave for their training are properly counselled & trained by the NUC officials.