Prof. Tunde Adeago

The Department of French, faculty of arts, Nasarawa State University Keffi started as a unit under the department of Languages and Linguistics in the faculty of arts. It is necessary to state that it did not start in the same year the university took off. As a result, it has first sets of students in academic year 2002/2003. We have Prof. Fidelma Ukeje and Prof. Raymond as some of the past Head of Unit. It later became a s separate department and it has produced several students who are now working in various part of the world. As a full-fledged department, Prof. Dinatu Iwala, Prof. Rose-Juliet Anyanwu-Wenzel, Prof. Kester Ogemdi Echenim have all respectively served as head f the department. At present, Prof Tunde John Adeago is the head of department.

Asides first degree programmes, the department runs post graduate in French language and linguistics, literature in French at both master and doctoral levels.


  • B.A French
  • Ph.D. French (African Literature In French)
  • Ph.D. French(Comparative Literature)
  • Ph.D. French(French Language And Linguistics)
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. French
  • M.A. French (Language)
  • M.A. French (Literature)
Departmental Board

The Departmental Board is made up of all lecturers in the Department except Graduate Assistant  with the Head of Department as the Chairman. The Departmental Board organizes and controls the teaching of all courses in the Department and the examination held in those courses.

Name Portfolio
Head of Department (HOD) Chairman
All Academic Staff (Except Graduate Assistant) Member

Entry Requirements

Five O/Level credits in French, English Language, Mathematics and two other Arts subjects.


French and any other two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences

English Language

English Language

Staff Profile
S/No Name Rank Institutional E-mail
1 Tunde John Adeago Professor
2 Iwala Dinatu Professor
3 Ijah Gideon Akase Professor
4 Obi Esther E. Senior Lecturer
5 Anjugu Taimako A. Lecturer I
6 Abu Lois Oyiwoda Lecturer I

List of Research/Publications

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Upcoming Workshop/Conferences

For any inquiries

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