JSIIT Kazaure get new Rector

Professor Babawuro Usman

Having graduated from ABU, Zaria in 1988 with BSc, I did my National Youth Service, NYSC,at Cross-River State, then joined Urban Development Board, Kano/Ministry of Lands, Dutse, Jigawa State, where I worked for about 10 years. Thereafter in 2004,having MSc in Computer Science, I joined the services of the Department of Computer Science, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, as an academic staff. In 2012, I obtained a Doctorate degree, PhD, in Computer Science-specializing in the field of Artificial Intelligence, precisely Digital Image Processing. In 2013, I was promoted to the rank of an Assoc Professor /Reader. In 2016, having been promoted to the rank of a Professor-, I attained the peak of my academic career.

Since, 2004, I have been lecturing to undergraduates and in 2013 to Postgraduate students respectively. Since then, as an academic staff, my life has been punctuated with either learning/teaching/research, educational administration or a combination at all times. Hence, I was a Dean, Deputy Dean, HOD Computer Science, HOD Mathematical Sciences, Coordinator University Computer Centre and a Level Coordinator respectively. Furthermore, to polish my educational pedagogy, in 2013, I pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, PGD Ed.

In 2017, I was appointed as the third Rector to Jigawa State Institute of Information Technology, Kazaure, (JSIIT-KZ), by the Jigawa State Government.

Professionally, I am a registered member of Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, and Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, since 2005. Research wise, I have interest in the following fields: Computer Vision/Digital Image Processing, and Information Technology. I have published and presented many technical papers in both national and international Journals as well as in Conferences.

Institute's Administration


Today, there is virtually e-everything; e-mail, e-commerce, e-learning, e-government, etc. It was in response to this global trend that the Jigawa State Government of Nigeria pioneered the establishment of Informatics Institute under a franchise agreement.

Student's Affairs

Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom. Opportunities for teaching and development exist everywhere and at all times on campus and it’s our job to seize these moments. As student affairs, our job is to foster and promote these interactions.

Campus Sporting

We've a strong sporting ground, whether you wish to  play as part of a team or just want to keep fit! There are plenty of activities for you to choose from to help you stay healthy and active including soccer, badminton & basketball and many more. 


When you are choosing where to study, the quality & value for money of accommodation can be a key part of the decision making process. Where you live can be just as important as what you learn whether on campus, or nearby.


Kazaure, town and traditional emirate in Jigawa state, northern Nigeria. The town has been the emirate’s headquarters since 1819. It was founded by Dan Tunku, a Fulani warrior who was one of the 14 flag bearers for the Fulani jihad (holy war) leader Usman dan Fodio.