Our Vision

“To be a world class centre of excellence for the development of the individual and society”

Our Mission

“To provide and promote qualitative, innovative and stimulating teaching, learning and research environment to enable individuals develop their full potentials for efficient, effective, dedicated and selfless service to the State, the nation and Humanity”.

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The Faculty of Arts Nasarawa State University Keffi aims to promote collectively scholarship, investigation, critical inquiry, competencies and skills in the Artsand Humanities in keepingwith the highest academic and ethical standards in teaching, research, training, assessment and evaluation. 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Nasarawa State University, Keffi, was established in October, 2001 when the University took off. In 2002, the Faculty was split into two of which Faculty of Arts emerged from the exercise as an autonomous Faculty with the following Departments: English, History and Languages and Linguistics. The Department of Religious Studies was later added to the Faculty programmes.

The addition to the Faculty then was the introduction of Mass Communication which was semi-autonomous section within the Department of English.

The Faculty since its inception, has continued to contribute to the growth and development of the University by serving other Faculties especially the General Studies Unit and the Faculty of Education. The Faculty is geared towards promoting scholarship, research and evaluation as it has now become the heartbeat of scholarship in the University.

The Faculty today has grown to the extent that it houses nine (9) Departments. The Faculty has sizeable population spread in the nine Departments. All the nine programmes in the Faculty currently were fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC).

The Faculty and many Departments in the Faculty has been organizing series of academic events and activities, ranging from conferences, seminars, workshops, lecture series etc. In addition, the Faculty and all the Department have been producing editions of academic books, journals, proceedings, book of readings etc. Furthermore, staff members of the Faculty have been attending many conferences both nationally and internationally.

Academic staff members of the Faculty have been known to be interacting well with the students, through teaching, guidance, mentoring, directing, supervising and assisting them in all their academic activities. The students of the Faculty were known to be hardworking, enthusiastic and morally good.

The details of the Departments, their status and leadership are stated below:

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DEPARTMENTS

ACCRED. STATUS

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

RANK

1

Arabic

Full

Prof. SalisuAbdulkarim

Professor

2

English

Full

Dr. Salisu Raj

Senior Lect

3

French

Full

Dr Tunde Adeagbu

Assoc. Prof

4

History

Full

Dr. AdoyiOnoja

Professor

5

Islamic Studies

Full

Dr. Aliyu Umar

Senior Lect

6

Lang & Lings

Full

Dr. Philip Imoh

Senior Lect

7

Nigerian Languages

Full

Dr. Muhammad Bashir Yusuf

Assoc. Professor

8

Philosophy and Rel. Studies

Full

Dr. Abraham Mbachirim

Assoc. Professor

9

Theatre and Cultural Studies

Full

Dr. SuruDamisa

Senior Lecturer

 

The first Dean of the Faculty was Prof. Zainab Alkali, followed by Prof. Olayemi Akinwunmi, followed by Prof. UmeloOjinma, then Late Prof. DogaraGwamna and thereafter, Prof. Adewole Adigun Alagbe. The Faculty is currently headed by an Acting Dean by name Dr. Abdullahi Adamu Sulaiman, an Associate Professor of Isamic History and Contemporary Thought.

All academic staff members of the Faculty are Faculty Board Members with the Acting Dean as the Chairman and Faculty Officer as the Secretary

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