The process of establishing Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil began in 1973 during the administration of the first Military Governor, Police Commissioner, Late Alhaji Audu Bako; where Justice Sani Aikawa's Committee was established to advise Government on how the State can own a University that can cater for manpower requirements.
In 1988, a Taskforce under the Chairmanship of Professor Ibrahim H. Umar, former Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano was constituted and submitted its report in February, 1988, recommending the establishment of the University at Bagauda Lake Hotel.
Subsequently, a Technical Committee was inaugurated in July, 1989 to study, under the chairmanship of Alhaji Abdulkarim Hassan to study the report submitted by the Taskforce.
Consequent upon this, approval was granted by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the State to establish a University in 1991. In the same year, an eleven (11) member Implementation Committee was appointed and assigned the responsibility for the smooth take-off of the University. However, due to technical problems and insufficient funds, Government suspended the idea.