• To enable students to know the history of their country using themes in the curriculum
  • To expose students to different literature and orient them on criticism, review and historiography
  • To enable students to independently undertake task of reconstructing history using primary, secondary and tertiary sources
  • To enable students to meaningfully participate in local, national and international debate and information sharing. This is geared towards building the students spirit of group work and leadership.


  • We are committed to giving students sound historical education of selected countries, regions and themes
  • We are committed to training students to conduct independent and analytical research and report writing
  • We are committed to equipping students with skills to objectively grasp the dynamics of local and global change.

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Departmental Board

Professor AdoyiOnoja – Head of Department

Mr. Ismail Usman – Examination Officer

Mr. Vincent Akwashiki – Project Coordinator, Level Coordinator, 400 Levels

Professor Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed

Dr. MaiyakiMejida – Postgraduate Coordinator

Professor OlayemiAkinwumi

Professor Justin Aper

Mr. Musa Babao - Staff Secretary, Level Coordinator, 200 Levels

Professor Amango Kudu – Level Coordinator, 100 Levels

Professor Charles Azgaku

Dr. YaroGella, Students/Staff Adviser

Dr. GershomDalat – Level Coordinator, 300 Levels

Professor Jonathan Ayuba

Brief Profile

The Department of History was among the pioneer Departments of the then Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences now Faculty of Arts when the University started in 2002. The Department commenced classes in 2002. The Department drew much inspiration from the University Act section4 and 5. The objectives for which the University was established and to which the Department commits to promoting are to:

  1. Encourage and promote the advancement of learning and hold out to all persons without distinction of race or creed.
  2. Provide courses of instruction and other facilities and make those facilities for the pursuit of learning in all branches available on proper terms top such person(s) as equipped to benefit from them.
  3. Serve as both a teaching and examining body, subject to the provisions of the University Law specifying the functions of the University (S.5).


  1. BA History
  2. MA History
  3. PhD History