Miss Anita Otubu (left); Mr. Goddy Jeddy-Agba, Aliyu Magaji, Engr.Sale Mamman, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo, Dr. Muhammad Buhari, Damilola Ogunbiyi, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna, Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud and Alhaji Sabo Nanono with 20 all-female STEM participants trained by Rural Electrifcation Agency, who received certificates of completion for renewable energy training at the event
Nigerian education sector got a boost recently as Federal Government commissioned the largest off-grid solar power plant (7.1MW) in Africa at Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The aim was to improve education, research and enabling academic environment for learning.
The project is being implemented under under the Energizing Education Programme (EEP). With the commissioning, a total of 55,815 students and 3,077 staff of BUK now have access to electricity supply from the university’s 7.1MW solar hybrid power project. The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the implementing agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) tasked with electrification of unserved and underserved communities.
The Energizing Education Programme (EEP) is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide sustainable and clean power supply to 37 Federal Universities and 7 University Teaching Hospitals across Nigeria. The project includes the provision of an independent power plant, upgrading existing distribution infrastructure, street lighting to improve security within the universities’ campuses, as well as the development of a world-class training center on renewable energy for each university.