VC’s Welcome Speech
Nasarawa State University, Keffi is a young university situated in the middle belt region of Nigeria. The University has accomplished incomparable goals within its short time of birth, this is as a result of its determination and diligence in administration. Here we maximize every of our time so as to produce the best undergraduates that will not only last for the test of time but can utilize every of the available resources to produce the best result.
A comprehensive university with a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service to society.
A Brief History of the University
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 came into being under the visionary and dynamic administration of Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin Keffi, Aare Obateru of the source, Ile-Ife), the first democratically elected Governor of Nasarawa State. The aim of establishing the University was, fundamentally, to provide an avenue for the indigenes of Nasarawa State to pursue and acquire University education, which in the long run, would prepare the graduates, and equip them with adequate skills needed for the development of the state and the country at large. Consequently, Governor Adamu was then “propelled by the burning desire to proffer solution to the subsisting problem of grave dearth in the supply of human endeavor that confronts our young states.” Accordingly, the Nasarawa State government then organized an education summit on the desirability or otherwise of a state University.
The educational summit came out with a conclusion that a Nasarawa State University is not only desirable, but also timely. Furthermore, Governor Abdullahi Adamu also set up a Technical Advisory Committee of experts on tertiary education to advise the government on a State University. The report of the committee was quite instructive and, which indeed, buttressed the unwavering conviction of the Administration for a State University.
Finally, in February 2002, after all ground work was concluded and logistics were put in place, the Nasarawa State University was born and sited in Keffi at the defunct College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST). The University officially took off for effective academic activities following the appointment of an interim administrator (Vice Chancellor), Professor Adamu Baikie. Today, despite all odds associated with the take-off of a University, Nasarawa State University is on a solid foundation. The institution, under the able leadership of Professor Adamu Baikie (CON) and his lieutenants, has become a reference point with regards to proper procedure and practice in the University system in Nigeria.
Accordingly, the vision that propelled the establishment of Nasarawa State University is the greatest historical milestone in the educational evolution of Nasarawa State and its people. It is, therefore, the most laudable and everlasting legacy the Abdullahi Adamu-led Government has bequeathed to its people.
Welcome to Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).
“To be a World Class Centre of Excellence for the development of the individual and the society”.
“To encourage and enable individuals to develop their full potentials by providing qualitative and stimulating learning environment encompassing a wide range of relevant educational activities for efficient, dedicated and selfless service to the state, the nation and humanity”.
“The University believes in excellence, creativity, productivity and freedom of conscience for the advancement of the individual and humanity”.
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