About The Faculty
About The Faculty
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.
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.
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- Build on History Research Bureau and contribute to safeguarding historical documents, artifact and so on.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.
- 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.
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.
|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
|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 /
|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|
|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
|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.
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.
- Dr. Taiye Aluko – S/Lect. HOD
- Ass. Prof. J. D. Gwanmna – Visiting
- Mr. Ishaya M. Makpu – Lect. I
- Dr. Jake O. Olunko – Lect. I
- Dr. Abraham Mbachurin – Lect. II
- Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Aboh – Lect. II
- Mr. Gonjoh D.O. – Lect. II
- Rev. Ahmed Al-Faruk Ali – Ass Lect.
- Mal. Murtala M. AbdullahI – G.A
- Rev. Theopulus Mgbashun – G.A
- Mr. Ishaya Owusakyo Oyiwose – G.A
Brief History of the University and the Department:
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, was established under the Nasarawa State Law No. 2 of 2001 as passed by the State House of Assembly. The University officially took off for effective academic activities in March 2002, following the appointment of the pioneer Vice Chancellor, Professor Adamu Baikie.
According to the University Act (section 4 and 5), the objectives for which the University was established are to:
- Encourage and promote the advancement of learning and reach out to all persons without distinction of race, creed or sex;
- Provide courses of instruction and other facilities and to make those facilities available for the pursuit of learning in all its branches on proper terms to such person (s) as equipped to benefit from them;
- Serve as both a teaching and examining body, subject to the provision of the University Law specifying the functions of the University (S.5).
As the philosophy of Islamic Studies Programme clearly stated, Islamic Studies is highly an intellectual discipline. The branches and subjects into which the field has been divided require intensive study and analogical diagnose. The scope of the discipline also predisposes it to some occasional elasticity and acceptable flexibility. Islamic studies, therefore, had broken several grounds and solved diverse human problems. The need have always arisen when old ideas and divine dogmas are subjected to and adopted for relevance and suitability for application to new situations.
Keeping to this tradition, the Department has as the bedrock of its scholarly activities, the provision of conducive environment for the production of students at all the levels of University education who are intellectually competent to study the various branches of Islamic Studies and adapt them into formats which are implementable to solve various problems facing the Nigerian nation in particular and the human species in general bearing in mind the diversity of socio-cultural background, circumstances and time between the human generations.
Sequel to the separation of Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences into autonomous Faculties, the Faculty of Arts initiated many Departments as a result of which Arabic Studies was moved to the Department of Languages and Linguistics to become a Unit while Islamic Studies and Christian Religious Studies respectively became Units under the Department of Religious Studies.
The Islamic Studies Unit, having continued to wax stronger and increase in number of staff and students applied for upgrading to a full-fledged Department, which was approved by the Senate at its 36th Statutory Meeting held on 30th January, 2014 with effect from the 2013/2014 academic session.
Presently, the Department of Islamic Studies has a total number of nineteen academic staff, two non-academic staff and a corper.
The Department presently runs B.A. M.A and PhD programmes and has graduated many set of students in the programmes.
The Department also runs three academic reputable Journals, local and international. The local journals are published in conjunction with the Department of Arabic Studies titled: Al-Ishraq Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Department of Religious Studies titled Keffi Journal of Religion (KJR), while the International Journal is titled: Ad-Dirāyah International Journal of Islamic Studies (DIJIS). These Journals are run in order to boost academic excellence of the Department in particular and the University at large. Indeed, they are all of international standard.
Dr. Abdullahi Adamu Sulaiman
Head of Department
Islamic Studies NSUK
The Department offers courses leading to the award of Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies.
There are two types of entry into the Department
a. 100 Level: Candidates for a 4 year Degree programme;
To qualify for entry into 100 level, a candidate must have five (5) credits at either WAEC, NECO, HISCE, SISCE, SSCE or NABTEB at not more than two sittings and a pass in the UTME. A credit in English, Mathematics and Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) is however compulsory or a Diploma from an institution recognized by the University with at least a pass grade.
b. 200 Level (Direct entry): To qualify for admission to 200 level, a candidate must have any of the following qualifications:
i. Two A/L passes plus Five O/L credits in relevant subjects at not more than two sittings including English, Mathematics and Islamic Studies.
ii. A certificate of Diploma in Arabic, Hausa and Islamic Studies from an institution recognized by the University with distinction or upper credit.
iii. An N.C.E. with no pass being below a D, or its equivalent in subjects relevant to Humanities including Arabic.
iv. IJMB is also considered as the equivalent of A/Level certificate
|1||Dr. Abdullahi Adamu Sulaiman||B.A., PGDE, M.A., Ph.D||Islamic History||Senior Lecturer||Tenurefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2||Prof. Murtala Aremu Muhibbu-Din||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Islamic Theology||Professor||Contractemail@example.com|
|3||Prof. Muhammad Mahmud Dangana||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Islamic Studies||Professor||Sabbatical||08035074486|
|4.||Prof. A. O. Omotosho||B.A., Ph.D||Islamic Law||Professor||Visiting||08036020659||Abdul_rafioye@yahoo.com|
|5||Assoc. Prof. (Mrs.) Sa’adatu H. Liman||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Islamic Law||Assoc. Prof||Tenure||08037872152||Saaliman70@gmail.com|
|6||Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Saeed El-Murdi||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Islamic Jurisprudence||Assoc. Prof||Visiting||08068646588|
|7||Dr. Abubakar Kawu Hassan||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Islamic Studies||Snr. Lecturer||Sabbaticalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8||Dr. Rafatu Abdulhamid||B.A. M.A., PGDE, Ph.D||Islamic Law||Snr. Lecturer||Visiting||08035641690||Rafatuabdulhamid2014@gmail.com|
|9||Dr. Abdulwahhab A. Ibrahim||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Tafsir||Senior Lecturer||Tenure||08035889282|
|10||Dr. Abdulwahhab M. Jamiu Elesin||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Islamic Law||Lecturer I||Tenureemail@example.com|
|11||Dr. Muhammad Tanko Aliyu||B.A., M.A., Ph.D||Qur’an & Hadith Studies||Lecturer I||Tenurefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12||Dr. Muhammad Alhasan Yunus||B.A., M.A. Ph.D||Islamic Law||Lecturer I||Tenureemail@example.com|
|13||Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Yakubu||B.A., M.A. Ph.D||Qur’an & Hadith Studies||Lecturer II||Tenure||08039723563|
|14||Malam Aliyu Umar||B.A., PGDE, M.A.||Comparative Studies||Lecturer I||Tenurefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Malam Aminu Mu’allimu Kambari||B.A., PGDE, M.A.||Dacwah Studies||Assistant Lect||Tenureemail@example.com|
|16||Malam Adamu Tanko Isah||B. A., M. A||Qur’an & Hadith Studies||Assistant Lect||Tenure||07066343725|
|17||Malam Yahya Sulaiman||B. A., M. A||Islamic History||Assistant Lec||Tenurefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|18||Malam Adam Ishaq Ibrahim||B. A., M. A||Qur’an & Hadith Studies||Assistant Lec||Tenure||08063343847|
|19||Malam Muhammad Maisahanu Aliyu||B. A.,||Graduate Asst.||Graduate Asst||Tenureemail@example.com|
NON ACADEMIC STAFF
|1||Idris A. Ashi||Clerk|
|2||Hajara Idris||Chief Computer Operator|
Theatre & Cul. St.
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.
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.
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 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
|NAME||QUALIFICATION||AREAS OF SPECIALISATION||RANK/POSITION|
|Cyrus Damisa SURU||B.A., PGDE, M.A., PhD||Dance, Choreography, Music & Mime||Acting Head of Department|
|Prof. Emmanuel S. DANDAURA||B.A., M.A., PhD||Development Communication/ Performance Studies/ Theatre Production Aesthetics||Professor|
|Amirikpa OYIGBENU||B.A., M.A., PhD||Dramatic Theory & Criticism||Professor|
|Barclays F. AYAKOROMA
|B.A., M.A., PhD||Directing/Playwriting /Film & Cultural Studies||Professor|
|Rose Dekoson AKAAER||B.A., PGDE, M.A., PhD||African Theatre & Drama||Professor|
|Lantana Ladi AHMED||B.A., M.A., MBA||Theatre Management/
Theatre for Development
|Philip J. UMARU||B.A., M.A, PhD||Dramatic Literature/ Technical Theatre/ Directing||Lecturer I|
|Sunday Ogbu IGBABA||B.A., M.A., PhD||Theatre Arts/Theatre for Development/Festival Theatre||Lecturer I|
|Bridget C. ONOCHIE
|B.A., PGD, M.A., PhD||Dramatic Theory & Criticism/Gender Studies||Lecturer II|
|Daniel James CHIKADA||B.A., PGDE, M.A.||Theatre-in-Education/ Creative Dramatics||Lecturer II|
|Agatha N. NWANYA||B.A., M.A.||Directing/Theatre History/Gender Studies||Lecturer II|
|Lubasa Siku FOLOLO .||B.A., M.A.||Costume & Make-up Design||Asst. Lecturer|
|Osumanyi OKUGYA||B.A., M.A.||Theatre Design/Technical Theatre||Asst. Lecturer|
|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
|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
|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||Literaturefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Suleiman ma Yusuf Sadiq||Ass. Lect.||B.A, M.A||Language||08065391068
|Ahmad Abubakar Ahmad||Ass Lect.||B.A, M.A||Literature|