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Academic Planning

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Name : Dr. (Mrs.) Fidelma E. Ukeje (nee Nwokedi)
Designation : Director of Academic Planning
The academic issues emanating from the University Senates including provision of courses and the approval of the syllabuses, the admission and progress of students through examinations, etc., are delegated to the Academic Planning and Curriculum Development Committee under the aegis of the Academic Planning Unit. The overall function of the unit is to promote the quality of teaching and learning, co-ordinate, research activities and assist in promoting University and the nation.
The activities of Academic planning Unit as specified in the Manual on University Management by the NUC include:-
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  • Collection, analysis and interpretation of data from relevant University.
  • Provision of data-based information on various aspects of University operations for use by the University as it deems fit. Some of those aspects include information on University academic/ material resources, University facilities, etc.
  • Periodic updating and analysis of data from relevant University bodies for the University on all the NUC approved funding parameters and other guidelines.
  • Annual updating, projection, analysis and interpretation of the university budget and the subsequent resource allocation within the ambit of the approved budget. The Bursar is responsible for financial planning and implementing of the financial matters of the University. He works closely with the DAP in the production and presentation of the University budget.
  • Any other University function assigned to it and which has to do with careful collection, analysis and interpretation of data for the purposes of meeting certain criteria, etc or for providing other University bodies (MIS, PIU, etc.) information they need e.t.c.



  • Dr. (Mrs.) F.E Ukeje :- Director of Academic Planning
  • Mr. Agye Omale Adamu:- Academic Planning Officer
  • Mrs. Zainab Hassan:- Computer Operator
  • Mr. Abdullahi Tahir :-Clerical officer

The Director of academic planning, for day to running of the unit, is responsible to the Vice Chancellor who is executive and academic head of the University.
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  • Preparing and revising as and when due the University academic brief document.
  • Evaluating of proposals for new academic programs and merger and demerger of academic units based on stipulated guidelines.
  • Monitoring and maintaining academic standards through divers internal assessment of academic activities.
  • Maintaining and dissemination of computer assisted data bank for use in planning, budgeting and other management requirement by liaising with Deans, registrar (Academic Secretary, Admission Officer, Personnel/Establishment Officer, exams and Records).
  • Coordinating of accreditation of degree programmes affected by the NUC.
  • Preparation and coordination of University’s Strategic plan e.t.c.
[/list] Currently the unit is manned by the Director of Academic planning, an Assistant Academic planning officer gives support to the Director and also with support form a computer operator and a clerical officer who also give his own assistant.
There is urgent need therefore for efficient planning officers to assist the Director in the arduous task of Academic Planning as the University funding improves.
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Health Centre

[divider scroll_text=””][space height=”10″] Dr. S.A. Asaniyan M.BHEAD OF UNIT PROFILE
Name:- Dr. S.A. Asaniyan M.B, CHIB (IFE) MNMA, CERT. FHP, MABI, FCAI
Contact Address:- Dr.S.A Asaniyan, Health Service Department, Nasarawa State University, P.M.B 1022, Keffi Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
The Health Services Department came into existence on August 2002 with the appointment of the Director of Health Services. The Department has six (6) units namely:-
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  • Medical Unit
  • Nursing Services Unit
  • Public Health Unit
  • Pharmacy Unit
  • Laboratory Unit
  • Medical Unit


The main duties and activities of the department/units are:
Medical unit: The Unit handles all out-patient and in-patient cases. The unit also handles emergency cases, family planning services, Antenatal care services, Minor surgical operations.
Nursing Unit: The units renders Basic Nursing services like dressing of wounds, removal of stitches, health education for members of the University community, consultation of patients in the absence of Doctors, taking care of in-patients.
Pharmacy unit: The unit is saddled with the responsibility of relational use of drugs, stocking the pharmacy store with genuine and up to date drugs. Dispensing of drugs to patients, balancing of stocks, billing of patients
Laboratory unit: The unit offers a wide range of laboratory diagnostic procedures such as microbiology, chemistry, parasitology, serology and immune chemistry.
Public Health Care Unit: The Unit provides good environmental services to the University through proper waste disposal, fumigation, immunization, public enlighten campaigns.
Medical Records Unit: The Units ensures that proper filling system is maintained, monthly statistical returns, registration of new patient, monitoring patterns of disease within the University community.
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The University health services (UHS) is deeply committed to promoting physical and mental well being of Nasarawa State University Students and members of the University community. UHS is a primary care facility. The clinic offers free medical care, medical examination, antenatal care child welfare services, family planning services, eye and dental care, immunization, laboratory services and free dispensation of drugs from the pharmacy. Cases specialist attention is referred to teaching hospital, (where treatment is no more free).
Each registered student of the University is entitled to medical attention at the University Clinic. At the beginning of each session, fresh students should collect and fill the appropriate clinic registration forms. A copy of the duly signed forms should be presented to the clinic student record clerk with two passport size photographs so that the name will be registered and a card showing clinic number will be given. This card should be tendered to the clerk whenever the student attends the clinic.
Students who report to clinic will be seen on first come first serve basis. If your name is called for consultation and you are absent you will forfeit your place in the line.
High quality and affordable drugs are dispensed in the clinic. Staff are subsidized by 50% of cost of drugs.
The medical centre carries out periodic immunization against diseases like hepatitis , cerebrospinal meningitis and the six childhood killer diseases.
Medical reports are issued to students treated in the medical centre if there is need for it. Students who were treated elsewhere without being referred by the medical officer of the University will not be issued such medical reports.
The clinic renders first aid medical services to University sportsmen and women during sporting events.
University health services open 7:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m for routine cases are however treated on 24 hours basis.
Environmental sanitation is another important area which the medical centre is involved.
The health officers of the clinic always carry out routine inspection of the food canteens on the campus to ensure that food is prepared and served in a hygienic manner to students and staff.

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Information and Protocol

[divider scroll_text=””][space height=”10″] Muh’d Jamil ZakariPROFILE OF THE HEAD OF UNIT
Name:- Muh’d Jamil Zakari,MNIPR,ACAI
Rank: Head of Information and Protocol

  1. Responsible for gathering, processing and disseminating information within and outside the University
  2. Prepare, plan and execute public relations strategies to forge understanding, foster mutual beneficial relations and ensure full appreciation of University policy (ies) by the general public.
  3. Handle all protocol matters for the University e.g. prepare and arrange travel documents for the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and other officers of the University.
  4. Ensure effective coordination of ceremonies and event management for the University.
  5. Handle and maintain relations with the media in respect to coverage, interviews, advert placement, recorded or life telecast etc.
  6. Receive visitors and be responsible for their conveniences in terms of facilities tours, accommodation and other requirements.
  7. Arrange meetings and maintain liaison between the University and government or their agencies.
  8. Handle University based publications e.g. VCs Annual Report, Faculty Handbooks, Inaugural Lectures etc.
  9. Handle any other assignment that may be directed by the Vice-Chancellor.


  1. Publications e.g. Official Bulletins, Newsletters, Announcements, Press Releases, Convocation $ Ceremonial Cards, Programme Booklets, Annual Calendars, Diaries, Plagues, University inscribed souvenirs and imprints.
  2. Prepare and coordinate protocol list. Arrange Protocol Order at functions and anchor functions as Master of Ceremony.
  3. Maintain Visitors Register.
  4. Serves as first port-of-call for Visitors.
  5. Serves as clearing- house of official information, circulars and policies.
  6. Undertake content-analysis of media reports on the University. Prepare newspaper cuttings etc.
  7. Offer strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar on official matters that could negatively affect or is likely to so affect the University.
  8. Gauge public opinions on the University and prepare strategy to foster understanding and favourable perception of the University.
  9. Handle University based requests on electronics (i.e. Principal Officers & students) e.g. TV sets, media, cameras, satellite decoders and telecommunications connections.
  10. Undertake Annual distribution of Hospitality to important officers & community leaders (e.g. Council members, emirs & chiefs, others)
  11. Publication i. Quarterly Official Bulletin ii. Newsletters iii. Publish University-wide documents such as Academic brief, university Calendar of Events, Faculty Handbooks, annual Calendars, Advert placements, e.t.c.
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The Unit on instructions and directives from or by the Vice Chancellor relate with various categories of Officers of Nasarawa State Government on the official matters. These include making arrangements for visits, calls or meetings with the Executive Governor’s Office, the Ministry of Education, and Education Committee of the state House of Assembly or any officer as may be appropriate and directed for the time and issue at hand.
The Unit service is the clearing –house of protocol and communication between the University and Government. Carry out any other assignment as directed by the Vice chancellor.
The Unit services the secretariat for all University wide ceremonies; handles and ensure orderly arrangements of events and functions such as Convocation, Inaugural Lectures, Stakeholders meetings, Visitations on Accreditation, Unions relations e.t.c
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Physical Planning

[divider scroll_text=””][space height=”10″] ADEOWU Bankole MutalibProfile of the Ag. Director
ADEOWU Bankole Mutalib hails from Orile-Owu in Osun State, Nigeria. He holds the following qualifications; PhD (in view) with specialization in Environmental Management – UI, M.Sc Geographical Information System (UI, 1999), M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning (UI, 1991), B.Sc Geography and Regional Planning (UNIBEN, 1988).
He holds membership of the following associations; International Facility Management Association Nigeria Chapter [MIFMA], Nigerian Institute of Landscape Horticulturists [AMNILH], Waste Management Society of Nigeria (MWMSN), Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators (MSCIArB), Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (RTP), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (MNITP), Institute of Management Consultants (MIMC).
He has lots of working experience and presently, he is the acting director of Physical Planning Unit (PPU).
Physical Planning Unit (PPU),
Nasarawa State University,
P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,
Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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History & Activities

Brief History and main activities of the unit.
The unit was established in August, 2002 with two pioneer staff. The unit is responsible for the overall physical development of the university and specifically saddled with the following functions among others, viz;

  • Provision of guidelines and standards for site selection and physical Master Plan of the University.
  • Coordinating and monitoring of project execution of infrastructure and academic support facilities.
  • Preparing budget for capital projects.
  • Liaising with Academic Planning Unit for space requirement and projection for staff and student population.
  • Preparing contract documents and invites tenders.
  • Advising the University on the appointment of executive consultants and designers.

The unit is organized into five divisions, namely:

  1. Planning and Development Control
  2. Architectural Services
  3. Engineering Services
  4. Quantity Surveying
  5. Horticultural Services
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Staff List

Adeowu Bankole Mutalib Ag. Director
Mumir Muhammad Junaid Principal Architect
Salamatu Musa Azara Senior Quantity Surveyor
Liman Ahmed Usman Principal Technical Officer (Civil Engineering)
Hannatu T. Baikie Principal Technical Officer II (Physical Planning)
Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmed Physical Planner I
Aishatu Abubakar Umar Senior Technical Officer (Horticulture)
Audu Umbugadu ACCO (Admin)
Ezekiel Abimiku SCO (Admin)
Shuaibu M. Rabiu Caretaker
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[divider scroll_text=””][space height=”10″] Lt. Col. John Aboh (Rtd)PROFILE OF CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER (CSO)
Lt. Col. John Aboh (Rtd) was born on the 12th April, 1962 in Ayele-Loko in Loko development area; Nasarawa Local Government area of Nasarawa State.
He joined the service of the Nigerian Army on the 14th June,1981 as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 30th regular combatant course. He retired from the Nigerian Army in 2007 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-six years of meritorious service.
In recognition of his brilliant performances in the Nigerian Army, he was a recipient of several medals and awards. They in include; Force Service Star (Fss), Meritorious Service Star (Mss) and Passed Staff Collage (Psc).
Colonel Aboh (Rtd) holds a B.Sc degree in policy studies and administration from University of Calabar. Additionally, he attended several courses and seminars.
He was employed as a Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Nasarwa State University, Keffi (NSUK) since October 2008 till date. He is also married with children.
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History & Activities

At the inception of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi in 2002, the security unit staff strength was forty-six (46) persons, comprising of two principal officers; the acting Chief security officer (CSO) and principal security officer (PSO) with eight (8) supervisors and thirty-six (36) operatives. This was inherited from the erstwhile collage of Arts and Science, Keffi
In 2008, the security unit was reorganized and sub-divided into four (4) departments under the leadership of the chief security officer and five principal staff as follows:

  1. The Assistant Chief Security officer (ACSO) – Head of operations.
  2. The Principal Security Officer (PSO) in charge of administration.
  3. Senior Security Officer (SSO) in charge of intelligence
  4. Security Officer (SO) in charge of Intelligence/Crime.

The other two security units at Pyanku and Lafia Campuses are headed by a Security Officer and a senior operative respectively.

  1. The primary objective of the Security unit is to ensure safety of lives and properties of students and staff of the University.
  2. Guide against social and cultural unrest through regular effective campus patrol.
  3. To ensure strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the University.
  4. Ensure a conducive atmosphere for learning by curbing breach of peace.
  5. Investigating and settling cases and disputes between students and staff.
  6. Maintaining and ensuring peace and stability by constantly reporting to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for appropriate action.
  7. Liaison with the law enforcement agencies when the need arises.
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Nominal Roll

Lt. Col. John Aboh (Rtd) CSO
Ibrahim A. Bawa ACSO
Davis Abuson PSO
Mohammed Angulu SSO
Abraham O. Osegede SO II
Inji Musa Peter SO II
Salihu Ramalan Patrol Sup.
Augustine Yusuf Patrol Sup.
Alexander Ombuguna Ass. Patrol Sup.
Iliya Usman Ass. Patrol Sup.
Umar Yusuf Ass. Patrol Sup.
Samuel Arago Ass. Patrol Sup.
Habila Ben Otsona Ass. Patrol Sup.
Umar S. Turai Ass. Patrol Sup.
Emmanuel Gyawo Ass. Patrol Sup.
Musa Efuna Snr. Patrol Man
Maiwada Ladan Snr. Patrol Man
Danuma Igo Snr. Patrol Man
Ezekiel John Snr. Patrol Man
Christopher Musa Snr. Patrol Man
Gloria Namo Snr. Patrol Woman
Rhoda Namo Snr. Patrol Woman
Ahmed Abdullahi Snr. Patrol Man
James Kulungu Patrol Man
Mallami Babre Patrol Man
Zebedee Egga Watchman
Ishaya Kwarkes Watchman
Adamu Mangai Watchman
Adamu Garba Watchman
Dahiru Musa Watchman
Adamu Makangiji Watchman
Sabo Yerima Watchman
Samuel Audu Watchman
Obadiah Angbashim Watchman
Stephen Thaddeous Watchman
Dan’Asade Agbo Watchman
Emmanuel Ekon Watchman
Omaku Emmanuel Watchman
Kaimu Yusuf Watchman
Micheal Huseni Watchman
John Amazi Watchman
Audu Mamman Watchman
Abubakar Mohammed Watchman
Ganbo Audu Watchman
Godiya Audu Watchman
Danladi Mandung Watchman
Usman Andakubi Watchman
Awwalu Ibrahim Watchman
Usman Ahmed Watchman
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General Studies

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The unit started as one that was mandated to coordinate the teaching and evolution of General Studies courses in the 2004/2005 session. Since then it has ensured that all GST courses are taught and examined along with other courses offered in the University. It was headed by a Coordinator.
But in February, 2009, the unit was elevated to a directorate with the appointment of a Director. The Directorate has also continued the academic activities relating to all General courses.
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The main activity of the Directorate is to ensure the effective teaching and evaluation of all GST courses. This is achieved by the Directorate by:

  • Planning for teaching of GST courses in terms of identifying the course lecturers and venue for these lectures.
  • Coordination of the teaching of GST courses by making sure that lectures are delivered when due.
  • Planning and coordination of Examination of GST courses and reporting of students’ performance.
  • Keeping track of developments of changes or reviews of GST curriculum by NUC and ensuring compliance with same.
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Mr. Christopher Musa B.Sc. Ed. (Maths Educ.)-ATBU, Bauchi.M.Sc.Ed. (Maths educ.)-UNN, Nsukka Email:
Tel. 08069800963
Adekoya Olusola ND computer Science
Tel. 08060546026
Iliyasu Haruna
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Works and Mainatenance

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Name: – Engineer Jerry E. Inji [ND, HND, NIM, COREN, M.N.S.E] Rank: – Acting Director of works and maintenance
No. 16 Adamu Riyom Street Trade Centre, Kuru
Plateau state Nigeria.
The Department of works and Maintenance is a service oriented Department in the University; it started since the inception of the University in January 2002 with some staff that transferred their services fro the College of Arts Science and Technology.
The increase in the size of the University gave birth to the demand of more equipments and staff.
The secretariat of the Directorate was temporarily located in senior staff quarters (S.S.Q.1) until May 2006 when it was now relocated to the present permanent site constructed by the staff of the Directorate under direct labour.
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Civil/Building Engineering Department

Civil/Building engineering Departmentto be headed by an assistant Director, it is comprises of the following units:-

  1. Civil Engineering Maintenance unit
    1. Civil Engineering operations such as maintenance of the roads, buildings e.t.c.
    2. Furniture/Carpentry and joinery operations and maintenance
    3. Liaison with water board for water supply to the University.
  2. Environment maintenance unit
    1. Refuse/Waste collection, treatment and disposal
    2. Fumigation of the office block, staff quarters and hostels
    3. General sanitation of the University premises
    4. Supervision and monitoring of the services contractors handling the cleaning of the University premises
  3. Estate surveying and valuation unit
    1. It is the custodian of the University landed, fixed and movable assets
    2. It is in charge of acquisition and allocation of housing, offices, furniture for all staff
    3. It is in charge of evaluation negotiation and procurement of all University assets e.g. building, Vehicles, furniture e.t.c.
    4. It keeps records of check in check out staff.
  4. Furniture/Carpentry and joinery unit
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Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Department

This Department is headed by an assistant Director and responsible for the Maintenance of mechanical and electrical fittings and installation, it handles the maintenance of instrumentation and communication facilities (i.e. telephones, fax, walkie talkie e.t.c.) in the University, estate and rented quarters , it is in charge of computer acquisition installation and maintenance.In addition the running of the power generation, transmission of power within the university and estate and liaison with P.H.C.N. e.t.c. are handed by its department. Mechanical:-

  1. Maintenance of air conditions, refrigerators and cold room if any
  2. Maintenance of vehicles
  3. Repairs and servicing of photocopiers
  4. Maintenance of laundry and kitchen equipment
  5. Inspection of houses before acquisition for staff use.
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Electrical Unit

  1. Maintenance of general lighting of the premises including security and street lighting
  2. Monitoring of high voltage electrical systems and distribution panels
  3. Installation and repairs of external telephone lines
  4. Operations of satellite, TV programmes for offices, homes, hostels e.t.c.
  5. Supervision of energy and installation of meter from P.H.C.N substation
  6. Telephone and intercom distribution, installation and maintenance
  7. Inspection of all computer systems delivered to the University to ensure that they confirm to specifications
  8. Installation and maintenance of all the University computers.
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Transport Unit

It is responsible for handling the allocation of vehicles for the day to day running of the University.

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[divider scroll_text=””][space height=”10″] Mr. UMARU, Mikail GurkuPROFILE OF SIWES COORDINATOR
Mr. UMARU, Mikail Gurku hails from Gurku area of Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State and had his earlier education at L.E.A. Primary School, Gurku between 1969 – 1975 before proceeding to Government Secondary School Kuru between 1975/76-1980 and had B.Sc (Hons) in Physics at University of Jos between 1986/87-1990 and M.Sc in Solid State Physics at University of Abuja, 1999/2000-2001/2002. He is currently a lecturer in department to Physics, Nasarawa State University, Keffi and has many publications and journals both local and international to his credit.
Nasarawa State University,
P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,
Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
Tel. Nos: 08035889864, 08029411510
The SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) was established in Nasarawa State University, Keffi in the year 2004 as a unit directly under the office of the Vice Chancellor, with a coordinator supervising the unit and answerable to the Vice-Chancellor only.
The SIWES Unit of the university is responsible for coordinating all issues pertaining to the students’ attachment in industries/factories/establishments.
Students normally undergo industrial attachment during 2nd semester of their 300 Level; the period of attachment is six (6) months, which runs from May to October of every year.
The Unit compiles master list and placement list of students undergoing the industrial attachment every year for onward submission to National University Commission (NUC) Abuja and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Jos. Eight copies of each are submitted to NUC and 2 copies of each to ITF.
The unit in conjunction with the ITF usually conducts orientation programme every year in order to prepare the students for the Industrial Training (IT) exercise.
Secretary/ Computer Operator- Christiana A. Galadima (Mrs.)
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Entrepreneurship Development Centre [EDC]

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Director’s Remarks

An inherent assumption in entrepreneurship education is that entrepreneurial characteristics and skills can be developed. Indeed research suggests that the propensity towards entrepreneurship has been associated with several personal characteristics that can be enhanced by a formal programme of education. Entrepreneurship education has been intended by the National Universities Commission as an intervention tool to influence students’ attitudes towards social and economic desirability of entrepreneurship as a career option.
Mindful of the significance of the entrepreneurship education programme, the University developed its academic programmes to embrace full regime of entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values. In view of the success of the pilot entrepreneurship education programme in the Faculty of Administration, the University Senate approved the implementation of the entrepreneurship education programme in the other six Faculties in 2008. In 2009, the University commenced an MBA programme in Entrepreneurship, while the entrepreneurship programme was expanded in 2011 to include an undergraduate degree programme and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) to coordinate the entrepreneurship programmes.
The Entrepreneurship Development Centre has three coordinating units: (i) Enterprise Development and Knowledge Transfer, (ii) Entrepreneurship Education, and (iii) Experiential Programmes. The Management is supported by a team of resource persons and administrative staff. The Management team is unwavering in fostering a cohesive community support network that creates entrepreneurial opportunities for everyone.
You are welcome to the entrepreneurial world!
Dr. S.A.S. Aruwa
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Aims and Goals

The aims of the entrepreneurship programmes are to:

  1. Acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to plan and begin a venture;
  2. Offer early knowledge of and contact with the world of entrepreneurship and some understanding of the role of entrepreneurs in economic, social, cultural, and personal value creation in the community;
  3. Promote the development of personal qualities that are relevant to entrepreneurship, such as creativity, spirit of initiative, risk-taking and responsibility;
  4. Raise students’ awareness of self-employment as a career option with a view to enhancing their employability and creative career development;
  5. Organize activities based on learning by doing-for example, students launching new ventures, developing new products, generating social and community initiatives, and running mini-companies or virtual firms;
  6. Provide specific skills acquisition training on how to start a micro or small business in the vocational choice of students through the university-incubated ventures and outsourced providers.

Our Goals : ‘NASARAWA’
The goals of our entrepreneurship programmes are aptly captured in ‘NASARAWA’ as follows:

  1. Networking: To understand the need for networking in the development of new ventures.
  2. Awareness: To develop an appreciation for the impact that entrepreneurs have and for the complexity involved in planning, initiating and operating a successful venture.
  3. Skills: To develop entrepreneurial and vocational skills that contributes to the success of the students’ practical learning experience.
  4. Abilities: To develop students’ entrepreneurial abilities to access knowledge and find the support and encouragement needed in developing all phases of venture planning.
  5. Research: To promote entrepreneurial research opportunities and the qualities of entrepreneurs that contributes to their success.
  6. Accessibility: To promote openness in the conduct of research, ease of access to research works worldwide and make research outcome user-friendly.
  7. Work: To assist students in learning the concepts, skills, and attitudes necessary to make transitions to career, work and adult life.
  8. Accountability: To instill a sense of responsibility for and pride in one’s work.
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Philosophy and Rationale of the Programmes

Micro and small-scale enterprises in Nigeria produce a significant number of new jobs, and can make tremendous contribution to the economy. Students and trainees enrolled in the University’s entrepreneurship programmes will have the opportunity to learn about the various characteristics of entrepreneurs and how to create a working venture. Students will develop an appreciation for the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, and for planning, marketing, and financing that are needed for a successful venture.
Click to download a full Handbook
Entrepreneurship Development Centre announces her 1st International Entrepreneurship Research Conference to take place at 1000 Seat Auditorium, Nasarawa State University, Keffi between February 21 – 23, 2012. Click here to download details.Also, click here for the details for submission of Journal for the Conference (Journal of Entrepreneurship Research (JER))
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Governmental and Financial Accounting Research Centre (GAFARC)

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Director’s Remarks

It is vital that the Accounting Professional bodies like ANAN and ICAN continue to support accounting research in all its facets. This assists in the establishment of the context in which both governmental and financial accounting is practiced. The impact of research on the practice of accounting profession will continue to be substantial. Research organizations, such as this Centre, can contribute in no small measure to the practice of accounting by making research results widely and quickly available to practitioners, academics and others involved in accounting.
The Centre was established by ANAN while administrative support is provided by the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. The Centre is managed by a Director with three (3) coordinators, and supported by an Advisory Board whose task is to guide the centre in developing its strategies, policies and orientation.
Research and manpower development will continue to remain the main focus of the Centre. The Centre will continue to promote sponsorship of research projects in all areas of accounting and related disciplines. The Centre will encourage research projects which contribute to a better definition of the role of accounting; an enhanced understanding of accounting issues and challenges, finding solutions to problems facing the profession and the discipline; the development of accounting products; and the expansion and clarification of the theoretical, conceptual and practical foundations of accounting.
The support of both academics and professional accounting bodies would be vital in realizing the mandate of the centre. The supports of national and international agencies in terms of human and material resources would be needed in realizing the objectives of the Centre. We welcome you all to forward your research and training proposals for consideration.
Dr. S.A.S. Aruwa
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Our Goals: ‘NASARAWA’
The Centre’s activities will reflect commitment to a number of key goals which are aptly captured in ‘NASARAWA’ as follows:

  • Networking: To promote partnership with other research centres in the conduct of research nationally and internationally.
  • Academic Freedom: To support alternative styles of research with proposals being judged on the rigor of the methodology employed rather than the nature of the explicit or implicit value assumptions.
  • Skills: To develop skills in governmental and financial accounting that may contribute to accounting professionals’ practical learning experience.
  • Accessibility: To promote openness in the conduct of research, ease of access to research works worldwide and make research outcome user-friendly.
  • Research Integrity: To support research environment in the Universities that reflect integrity and trust in the allocation of resources for research and in the conduct of research.
  • Accountability: To demand accountability in respect of the resources it facilitates being made available for research and will hold itself accountable by public reporting.
  • Work Teams: To promote collegiality and teamwork in the conduct of research domestically and internationally with researchers at other institutions.
  • Abilities: To develop researchers’ abilities and will expect and support achievement at the highest standards.
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Mission and Objectives

The Governmental Accounting and Financial Accounting Research Centre is dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of Governmental and Financial Accounting education, research and professionalism. The Centre’s main objectives are to:

  • Encourage research in all areas of Accounting.
  • Foster multidisciplinary research involving Accounting and other disciplines in management and behavioral sciences.
  • Develop research programmes in specific areas of interest for both the discipline and the profession.
  • Provide a forum for conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures and related activities for the discussion of new developments and ideas in Accounting and related disciplines.
  • Play an active role in the publication and dissemination of research results.
  • Project a higher profile for the science of Accounting on the domestic and international accounting scene in academic and professional forums.
  • Enter into strategic partnerships that will enhance the objectives of the centre.
  • Provide knowledge and facilitate learning through teaching.
  • Conduct research, training and promote scholarship in accounting.

To achieve these objectives, the Centre shall continue to pursue the following:

  • A comprehensive research programme, conferences and symposiums.
  • Research, workshops and distinguished speakers in Accounting.
  • Research infrastructure enhancements.
  • Publications and dissemination of Research material in the forms of Journals, proceedings, monographs, seminar series, newsletters, and maintenance of a website.
  • Manpower development, training, and seminar series programme.

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As the director of the newly formed Centre for Environmental Studies, I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to our centre. One of the first questions I am always asked is, “What is environmental management and how does it relate to sustainable development?”
Human society is beginning to recognize the pressing need to solve the multitude of environmental problems which have arisen over time and which continue to grow today. These environmental problems stem from patterns of human interaction with the earth and its ecosystems and from various societies’ unsustainable use of natural resources. The Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) at Nasarawa State University, Keffi was established with the primary aim of educating individuals to solve challenging environmental problems, both at the local and global levels. CES-NSUK also works directly to improve human well-being and ‘environmental quality through community, city, and state partnerships in service and research.
“We harness the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future”.
Dr. Nasiru. M. Idris
Acting Director (CES-NSUK)
Environmental crises, which cover the entire spectrum of Climate Change and Environmental degradation, have become the most challenging issues facing mankind today in the contemporary era.
Nasarawa State University, Keffi is situated in a region of the country and Africa with unique problems of environmental degradation and loss of bio-diversity arising from climate change and other factors, and what is more, Nasarawa State University, Keffi has qualified scholars and researchers, experienced and interested in the area of Environmental studies who can raise a Centre dedicated to environmental issues to an international status.
There are critical elements of global environmental crises which assume some unique dimensions within the region in which the university is situated, these include more direct impact of Depletion of the Ozone Layer on the zone, Aridity and Desertification, Deforestation, Erosion Menace, Dangerous Environmental Habits and Environmental Pollution, etc. All these have consequences on human health and survival as well as on national development.
The Centre for Environmental Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (CES-NSUK) is located in the Office of the Vice Chancellor. The Centre is managed by a Board appointed by the Vice Chancellor and which reports directly to him. It comprises a Chairman, Director and other Members. The Centre for Environmental Studies was formed in 2012.
The CES-NSUK is the fulfillment of a dream for A Centre for Excellence in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development. It is a Multidisciplinary Centre, situated within a global setting to help drive and actualize global, national and regional thinking and aspiration on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development.    

The major focus of the Centre is on Research and Development aimed at;

  1. Exposing the impact of various forms and extent of environmental degradation in the country.
  2. Promoting sustainable environmental adaptation and mitigation measures such as tree planting and erosion control, evolving Green Industrial Technological Models, exploring economic opportunities of clean energy, green technology, the Carbon Market, etc.
  • Adapting such measures in mitigating the effect of environmental problems.
  1. The development of a comprehensive carbon or emission footprints or inventory to determine the actual economic advantages in relation to such schemes as World Bank programmes, Community Development, Carbon Fund, etc.
  2. Helping to evolve and propagate an appropriate National Policy on Environmental issues.
  3. Promoting the development and use of renewable energy into popular culture in Nigeria and educating the masses on effects of environmental degradation, thus showing, in effects, the interface of environmental crises and appropriate practices in the society.
  • Promoting interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Studies.
  • In addition, the Centre will organize Training, Conferences, Workshops and Publications to promote cooperation among researchers, and also raise national awareness of the challenges of Environmental degradation in both its national and global dimensions.
  1. Engendering campaigns towards making both the problems and prospects of contemporary environmental issues an immediate feature in the minds of the average Nigerian and in the studies of the national educational system.

The programme encompasses Research, Study, Production, Training, Commercials, Consultancy and Extension Services as well as Linkages (collaboration and partnership with national and international research and other agencies involved in issues of Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development).
Focusing on the future will help the NSUK-CES respond to the regional and international needs and opportunities for environmental science over the next few years. It includes building on our current strengths with an increased focus on understanding genes to ecosystems, human welfare, energy choices, water security, and expanding our global reach.
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