Arts

  • English Department

    Aims and Objectives of the B.A Degree in English & Literary Studies Department
    The programme is designed to:

    • Give students a good grounding and effective mastery of the English Language in its various applications to achieve adequate self-expression and self actualization in the English Language.
    • To produce graduates who possess an informed literary stimulus.
    • To equip such graduates with adequate knowledge of the full range of major land marks in English and African Literatures in all genres and periods.
    • Adequately prepare the students for post-graduate studies in the English Language, Linguistics and / or Language teaching in Nigerian School and Colleges.
    • Enable students to overcome certain deficiencies in their English without compromising standard.
    • To impart a humanistic perspective to such graduates by acquainting them with literature as an expression of man’s spiritual essence.

     

  • History Department

    BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

    The Department of History was the pioneer Department since the inception of the University in 2002, then in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with Prof. Zainab Alkali as the Dean of the Faculty. Now it is in the Faculty of Arts, with Prof. Akinwumi Olayemi as the Dean.

    List of Units/Progammes and the Admission Requirments

    There two Main are two main programmes: B.A.(Hons); M.A. History; and Ph.D. History. The Department will in the near future run B.A. (Com) History Archaeology; B.A. Archaeology; and Diploma Courses for professionals.

    Mission

    Our mission is to educate our students on major factors and historical movements that informed the contemporary age. Our courses will enable students to objectively analyze historical and current issues and meaningfully contribute in the on-going debates on national question, nation building and globalization.

    Vision

    The department will hold History students to be committed to researches and debates, propounding suggestions that can ameliorate Nigerian problems and quickens development. History graduates will be law-abiding and committed civil servants readily available for community and national services.

    Philosophy & Objectives

    History Department was one of the pioneer departments since the inception of the University in 2002. It has about 50 accredited courses offered at both first and second semesters. The courses cover world History, with particular emphasis on Nigerian History.

    The aims are:

    • To expose students to histories of various regions and countries of the world.
    • To enable students to properly grasp the basic factors of historical movements in Nigeria.
    • To build a critical mind, ability, quality and stamina of dealing with controversial and prolix texts.
    • To service sister disciplines such as Education, social sciences, Administration, law and other humanities.
    • Give orientation on research methods, recovery of historical materials and logical presentation of historical information.
    • Build on History Research Bureau and contribute to safeguarding historical documents, artifact and so on.

    Teaching and Assessment Methods

    Teachers are encouraged to use variety of teaching methods and application of modern technology. Teachers use more of students- centered and interactive methods. The students should be encouraged to actively participate in tutorials, drama, group work, self-assessments, paper presentations, etc. Lecture method should not be they only method. For effective teaching and learning to take place, there should be periodic assessments in form of general and specific questions, tests, examinations, projects and so on; and the marks should give feed-back whether sufficient teaching and learning have taken place.

    Teaching Staff

    • Dr M. A. Filaba (HOD) As. Professor
    • Professor Olayemi Akinwumi
    • Mal. Nuruddeen Abubakar, Senior Lecturer
    • Dr. Amango .A. Kudu, Lecturer I
    • Dr. Justin .O. Aper, As. Professor
    • Mr. Mejida M. Maiyaki, Lecturer I
    • Dr. Charles Azgaku, Senior Lecturer
    • Dr. Adoyi Onoja, Senior Lecturer
    • Dr. Jonathan Ayuba, Senior Lecturer
    • Mr. Gershom Dalat, Lecturer II
    • Akwashiki Sunday Vincent, Lecturer
    • Associate Prof. George Kwanashie (visiting Lecturer)
    • Prof. Yakubu Ochefu.
  • Linguistics Department

    Brief History of the Department

    The Department started in the 2001/2002 session with B.A Linguistics only and takes off population of 22 students. In the 2002/2003 session, B.A French program was introduced as a unit in the Department and in the 2004/2005; B.A was moved from the department of Arabic and Islamic Studies to the department of Languages and Linguistics. At present, the department is made up of three units; Arabic, French and Linguistics with students population of 450 and staff strength of 31 members (29 academics and 2 non-academics).

    Meanwhile the Linguistics program prepares students on the theoretical and practical aspect of the study of Language as an indispensable human activity, the French and Arabic programs provide them with competence in the oral and writing form of the language.

    Main Duties and Activities

    Teaching, research and consultancy services in translation, lexicography, language endangerment, documentation and maintenance.

    Staff List

    (LINGUISTICS UNIT)

    STAFF PROFILE

    S/N NAM E AREA OF SPECIALIZATION QUALIFICATION RANK NATURE OF APPOINTMENT
    1. PROF. T .K. ADEYANJU SYNTAX, B.A, PGDG, M.A,Ph.D PROFESSOR CONTRACT

     

    2. PROF P.ANAGBOGU MORPHOLOGY, B.A,PGDG,PGDL,M.A,Ph.D PROFESSOR CONTRACT
    3. PROF.(MRS) E.F.UKEJE APPLIED LINGUISTICS B.A, M.A., Ph.D PROFESSOR CONTRACT

     

    4. PROF.(MRS)A.U OKWUDISHU LANGUAGE EDUCATION,APPLIED LINGUISTICS B.A,PGDE,M.A,Ph.D PROFESSOR VISITING
    5. PROF.MUHAMMED FANNAMI SYNTAX B.A, M.A, Ph.D PROFESSOR VISITING
    6. ASSOC.PROF. G.S.OMACHONU PHONETICS/PHONOLOGY B.A. PGDE, M.A. Ph.D READER TENURE
    7. DR. E.O. MENSAH SYNTAX/MORPHOLOGY B.A, M.A, Ph.D SENIOR SABBATICAL

     

    8. MR. B.P. IANNA APPLIED LINGUISTICS B.A, M.A. SENIOR TENURE

     

    9. DR. IMOH PHILLIP MANDA MORPHOLOGY/SYNTAX B.A. PGDE, M.A. Ph.D LECT. I TENURE
    10. MR.THOMAS.ASHIKENI PHONOLOGY B.A, M.A. PGDE, LECT. I / EXAM OFFICER/LEVEL CORDINATOR TENURE

     

    11. MR. DAVID ABRAHAM SOCIOLINGUISTICS/APPLIED LINGUISTICS B.A, M.A. LECT. I /

    UNIT HEAD

    TENURE
    12. MR. AKASE TIAV SEMANTICS/PRAGMATICS NCE. B.A, M.A. LECT. I / LEVEL COORDINATOR TENURE
    13. MR. UMARU J. YAKUBU SYNTAX B.A. M.A. LECT. II /LEVEL COORDINATOR TENURE
    14. MR. AMENDE C. CHARLES SOCIOLINGUISTICS/LEXICOGRAPHY B.A, M.A. PGDE, ASSIT. LECT. / LEVEL CORDINATOR TENURE

    (HAUSA UNIT)

    S/N NAME AREA OF SPECIALIZATION QUALIFICATION RANK NATURE OF APPOINTMENT
    1. PROF. U.B. AHMED HAUSA STUDIES B.A, M.ED, Ph.D PROFESSOR CONTRACT

     

    2. PROF .M.A. BUNZA CULTURAL STUDIES B.A,M.A,Ph.D PROFESSOR VISITING

     

    3. PROF M.A. DANTUMBUSHI LANGUAGES/LINGUISTICS B.A, M.A., Ph.D PROFESSOR VISITING
    4. DR M.B. YUSUF LITERATURE B.A, M.A,Ph.D SENIOR TENURE

     

    5. DR.M.A. BUSA LINGUISTICS & LANGUAGES NCE, B.A, A.D.E.P.A, M.A, Ph.D SENIOR /

    Head of Department

    TENURE
    6. DR. B.S.Y. ALHASSAN LINGUISTICS & LANGUAGES B.A.   M.A. Ph.D SENIOR VISITING

     

    7. MAL. GAMBO ISA LINGUISTICS & LANGUAGES NCE. B.A, M.A. LECT. II TENURE

     

    Dr. Muhammad A. Busa

    H.O.D, Langs. & Lings.

  • Religious Studies Department

    Short History of the Department

    The department came to existence in 2002/2003 as Department of Religious studies and Arabic studies. After a year of coexistence, the department of Religious studies came out as a full pledge department having two units i.e. Christian studies and Islamic studies respectively.

    The Department starts with a relatively small staff member of about two until lately when more staff was added.

    As at today the department has full accreditation and the Islamic studies unit is running on and PhD programme respectively. The Christian studies unit is about to start her postgraduates programme.

    Staff List

    ISLAMIC STUDIES

    1. Dr. Sa’adat Hassan Liman – Lect. I
    2. Prof. M.M. Dangana – Visiting
    3. Ass. Prof. M. O. Raheemson – Visiting
    4. Ass. Prof. I. A. Seriki – Visiting
    5. Ass. Prof. Omokoso – Visiting
    6. Dr. L. M. Ade – Visiting
    7. Mal. Abdullahi adamu Sulaiman – Lect. II
    8. Mal. Aliyu Umar – Lect. II
    9. Mal. Aliyu Tanko Muhammad – Ass. Lect.
    10. Mal. Muhammad Alhassan Yusuf – Ass. Lect

    CHRISTIAN STUDIES

    1. Dr. Taiye Aluko – S/Lect. HOD
    2. Ass. Prof. J. D. Gwanmna – Visiting
    3. Mr. Ishaya M. Makpu – Lect. I
    4. Dr. Jake O. Olunko – Lect. I
    5. Dr. Abraham Mbachurin – Lect. II
    6. Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Aboh – Lect. II
    7. Mr. Gonjoh D.O. – Lect. II
    8. Rev. Ahmed Al-Faruk Ali – Ass Lect.
    9. Mal. Murtala M. AbdullahI – G.A
    10. Rev. Theopulus Mgbashun – G.A
    11. Mr. Ishaya Owusakyo Oyiwose – G.A
  • Theater and Cultural Studies

     

    Brief History of the Department of Theatre and Cultural Studies

    The Department of Theatre & Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi was established on 7th January 2009 as the first Department in a Nigerian University to run a full fledge honours Degree programme in Theatre & Cultural Studies. Its establishment by the University coincides with the superlative performance of the Nasarawa contingent to the Annual National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). For five consecutive years (2007-2011) the Nasarawa State contingent has retained the Presidential Gong and title of Best Overall State at NAFEST. This is a feat the new Department has since begun playing a substantial role towards sustaining. Students and staff of the Department were among the Nasarawa State contingent to both NAFEST 2012 and Abuja Carnival 2012.

    The Department has also initiated series of training courses in design and technical theatre to fill the gap in the availability of such professionals in the Nigerian Theatre and Home Video industry. It has also spearheaded seven researches so far on various aspects of the material and non – material cultures of Nasarawa people. In the area of performance, students of the Department have continued to provide the campus and its environs professional entertainment in dance, drama and music. The team of highly motivated staff is led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Shamsudeen O. O. Amali, OFR, FSONTA.

    The Department also serves as the Nigerian secretariats of the following National & International Professional Associations: Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA), International Theatre Institute (ITI-Nigeria), International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC-Nigeria). The pioneer Head of Department, Professor Emmanuel Samu Dandaura, PhD, FSONTA currently serves as the concurrent National President of SONTA (2009-2013), ITI-Nigeria (2012- to date) and chairman of the African Caucus of the IATC (2011- to date). The National Secretariat of the Nigeria Universities Theatre Arts Student Association (NUTASA), which is the apex body for all theatre and performing arts students in Nigeria, is also currently domiciled in the Department of Theatre & Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

    Philosophy

    The Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) programme in Department of Theatre and Cultural Studies is designed to produce graduates that would be well-grounded in theory and practice of Culture and Theatre Arts. It is expected that students would be adequately exposed to movements and performance techniques, philosophies and world-views that have sustained the practice of Theatre and Cultural Studies through the ages. The Programme aims at turning out graduates who will adequately fit into the Media Arts sector, Public Relations, Arts Councils, Theatre Scholarship and professional theatre practice.

    Objectives

    The objectives of the Theatre and Cultural Studies programme are to expose students to what they should expect in the job market. As a result of this, students would be exposed to the principal areas of Theatre and Cultural Studies like History of Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Production and Directing, Dance Choreography, Music, Theatre Administration, Technical Design and Construction, Public Relations, Media Arts, and Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

    The programme is designed to allow the compulsory courses to cover the aforementioned vital areas of theatre practice. But within this overall strategy, students would still get the opportunity to avail themselves or specialize in the practical areas especially in their penultimate and final years. In the end, students who have gone through the programme would be well equipped to meet challenges of modern societies.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission requirements into the Department of Theatre and Cultural Studies are as specified by the NUC as follows:

    • Candidates for the four-year degree programme should possess the Senior School certificate (SSC) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or their equivalents with at least 5 credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. In addition, candidates must have scores that are acceptable to the University Matriculation Examination (UME).
    • Candidates for direct entry admission shall posses 5 credits passes in the GCE or its equivalent of which at least two shall be at the Advanced Level, or 4 credits passes of which at least three shall be at Advanced Level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination.
    • A Certificate or National Diploma (OND) or National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Theatre Arts or Cultural Studies in addition to 4 credits at the SSC or GCE or its equivalent.

    Teaching Staff Profile

    Emmanuel S. Dandaura, fsonta, mniprProfessor and Head of Department

    B.A (Hons), M.A. (Jos), PhD. (Development Communication)

    Shamsudeen O.O. Amali, OFR, fsonta, Finst. GLT

    B.A (Hons) (Ibadan) PhD. (Wisconsin) - Professor and Vice-Chancellor

    Lanrele Bamidele

    B.A (Hons), M.A, PhD. (Ibadan) – Professor

    Armstrong Idachaba

    B.A (Hons), M.A. (Jos), PhD. (Abuja) – Senior Lecturer

    Chris Iyimoga

    B.A (Hons), UNN, M.A. (Essex), PhD. (Essex) - Senior Lecturer

    Barclays Ayakoroma

    B.A (Hons) M.A. (Calabar), PhD. Senior Lecturer

    Lantana Ahmed

    B.A (Hons), MBA, M.A. – Senior Lecturer

    Philip Umoru

    B.A (Hons), M.A. (Jos), PhD. (ABU) - Lecturer I

    Samuel Akpede

    B.A (Hons), M.A. - Lecturer I

    Daniel Chikada

    B.A (Hons), M.A. – Assistant Lecturer

    Anthony Ogande

    B.A (Hons), M.A. - Assistant Lecturer

    Zainab Anzaku

    B.A (Hons) - Assistant Lecturer

  • Arabic Studies Department

    ARABIC
    Name Rank/Status Qualification Area of Specialization Phone number
    Prof. M.T. Yahaya Prof/Visiting B.A, M.A, PhD Literature
    Prof. R.A. Raji Prof/Visiting B.A, M.A, PhD Literature
    Dr. Mohammed Adamu S/Lect. B.A, M.A, PhD Language
    Dr. Hamza Gambo S/Lect. B.A, M.A, PhD Literature
    Dr. Moshood Jimba S/Lect. B.A, M.A, PhD Language 08033574382
    Abubakar Wakawa Lect. B.A, M.A Language 08035971411
    abubakarawakawa@yahoo.com
    Dr. Idris Abubakar Imam Lect. I B.A, M.A, PhD Literature 08038424317
    Dr. Adam A. B A. Binchi Lect. I B.A, M.A, PhD Language 08032889553
    adam_ayuba@yahoo.com
    Dr. Salihu Abdulkarim Lect. I B.A, M.A, PhD Language
    Iliyasun Usman Lect. II B.A, M.A Language 07031882548
    Suleiman Ishaq S. Ass. Lect. B.A, M.A Literature 08036147883ishaq-salihu@yahoo.com
    Suleiman ma Yusuf Sadiq Ass. Lect. B.A, M.A Language 08065391068
    ys-suleiman@yahoo.com
    Ahmad Abubakar Ahmad Ass Lect. B.A, M.A Literature
  • French Department

    FRENCH
    Name Rank/Status Qualification Area of Specialization Phone number
    Isaac Shuaibu S/Lect. Contract B.A, M.A, DEA Language 07063043463
    Dr. Mrs. Ukeje S/Lect. Contract B.A, M.A, PhD Language 08034535905
    Dr. E. Onietah S/Lect. Sabbatical B.A, M.A, PhD Language
    Dr. Felix Amoh Lect. II B.A, M.A, DEA PhD Literature 0705738982
    0dr_amoah@yahoo.com
    Ijah Gideon Akase Lect. II B.A, M.A, ADPA, ADEPA Literature 08068110716
    akascijah28@yahoo.com
    Esther E. Obi Ass. Lect. B.A, M.A, Literature 08059557564
    obiesther70@yahoo.com