Dr. Aisha Ahmed Abubakar Kana
Ag. H O D

The Department of Geology and Mining was established in 2002 barely a year after the inception of the University with an initial student population of 16. In its current 18 years of existence, the Department has gradually grown with facilities that can host close to 400 students at a time. Additionally, its academic staff strength has grown from the initial 5 to about 17 comprising of fourteen academic staff covering nearly all fields of geology and interests, and three non-academic staff. The Department currently runs postgraduate courses ranging from PhD in Geology (with options in Mineral Exploration, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Sedimentology/Petroleum Geology and Environmental Geology); MSc in Geology (with options in Mineral Exploration, Sedimentology/Petroleum Geology, 


  • Ph.D. Geology
  • Ph.D. Geology (Mineral Exploration)
  • M.Sc. Geology (Environmental Geology)
  • M.Sc. Geology (Hydrogeology/Engineering Geology)
  • M.Sc. Geology (Mineral Exploration)
  • M.Sc. Geology And Mining
  • M.Sc. Sedimentology
  • PGD Geology And Mining
  • B.Sc Geology And Mining

Hydrogeology/Engineering Geology and Environmental Geology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Geology and Mining. The Department at inception was headed by Mr Nzegbuna (2002-2004). Subsequently Professor N. G. Obaje was head of Department between 2004 to 2009, Dr A. Moumouni (2009-2011), Mr N. G. Goki (2011-2013), Dr B. S. Jatau (2013-2014), Dr A. B. Oleka (2014-2018). The Department, currently headed by Dr N. G. Goki (an Associate Professor) since 2018 to date has steadily maintained a full accreditation level with its average  undergraduate student enrolment of 50, and postgraduate enrolment of about 30 spanning through the PhD, MSc and Postgraduate Diploma programmes. It has also enjoyed a wide range of Industry cross-fertilization linkages with the Oil Industry, Mineral Exploration Companies, Federal Ministries and Agencies resulting in a turn-out of averagely Industry-Ready graduates over the years. The Department currently has academics who are fully registered with COMEG, NMGS, GSA, offer services as Resource persons and Consultants to a wide range of audience covering the public and private sectors. It also has memorandum of understandings with Institutions, Agencies and Laboratories internationally and within the country where staff and students link up with for their researches. The most recent of these collaborations include The Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute Warsaw, Poland; Mineral Economy and Energy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences Krakow, Poland. The NSUK Center for Medical Geology Research the first Chair to be endowed in the world is about to be inaugurated.

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 English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other subject.


Any three of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Geography.

English Language

English Language

Staff Profile
S/No Name Rank Institutional E-mail
1 Jatau Benson Shedrack Professor bensons.jatau@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
2 Goki Nathaniel Goter Associate Professor nathgoki@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
3 Obrike Stephen Ewoma Associate Professor steveobrike@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
4 Kana Aisha Abubakar Senior Lecturer abubakarak@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
5 Tanko Ishak Yau Senior Lecture iyantanko@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
6 Oleka Adama Baba Senior Lecturer adamababa@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
7 Nandom Abu Senior Lecturer ------
8 Essien Bassey Inyang Lecturer I Essienbassey63@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
9 Goodluck Anudu K. Lecturer I anudugoodluck@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
10 Umbugadu Allu Augustine Lecturer I umbugaduallu@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
11 Usman Halima Osu Lecturer I halimausman@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
12 Isa Moses Ancho Lecturer II mi_ancho@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
13 Maaji Usman Musa Assistant Lecturer usmanmaaji66@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
14 Iliya Mamidak Miner Assistant Lecturer mamidakmineriliya@nsuk.edu.ng/td>
15 Danwanzan Jerry James Graduate Assistant ------
16 Eya Abdullahi Idris Graduate Assistant ------

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