Academic Planning


Name : Dr. (Mrs.) Fidelma E. Ukeje (nee Nwokedi)

Designation : Director of Academic Planning

The academic issues emanating from the University Senates including provision of courses and the approval of the syllabuses, the admission and progress of students through examinations, etc., are delegated to the Academic Planning and Curriculum Development Committee under the aegis of the Academic Planning Unit. The overall function of the unit is to promote the quality of teaching and learning, co-ordinate, research activities and assist in promoting University and the nation.

The activities of Academic planning Unit as specified in the Manual on University Management by the NUC include:-

Dr. (Mrs.) F.E Ukeje Director of Academic Planning
Mr. Agye Omale Adamu Academic Planning Officer
Mrs. Zainab Hassan Computer Operator
Mr. Abdullahi Tahir Clerical officer

The Director of academic planning, for day to running of the unit, is responsible to the Vice Chancellor who is executive and academic head of the University.

Currently the unit is manned by the Director of Academic planning, an Assistant Academic planning officer gives support to the Director and also with support form a computer operator and a clerical officer who also give his own assistant.

There is urgent need therefore for efficient planning officers to assist the Director in the arduous task of Academic Planning as the University funding improves.

Health Centre


Name:- Dr. S.A. Asaniyan M.B, CHIB (IFE) MNMA, CERT. FHP, MABI, FCAI

Contact Address:- Dr.S.A Asaniyan, Health Service Department,Nasarawa State University, P.M.B 1022, Keffi Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

The Health Services Department came into existence on August 2002 with the appointment of the Director of Health Services. The Department has six (6) units namely:-

The main duties and activities of the department/units are:

Medical unit: The Unit handles all out-patient and in-patient cases. The unit also handles emergency cases, family planning services, Antenatal care services, Minor surgical operations.

Public Health Care Unit: The Unit provides good environmental services to the University through proper waste disposal, fumigation, immunization, public enlighten campaigns.

Nursing Unit: The units renders Basic Nursing services like dressing of wounds, removal of stitches, health education for members of the University community, consultation of patients in the absence of Doctors, taking care of in-patients.

Pharmacy unit: The unit is saddled with the responsibility of relational use of drugs, stocking the pharmacy store with genuine and up to date drugs. Dispensing of drugs to patients, balancing of stocks, billing of patients

Laboratory unit: The unit offers a wide range of laboratory diagnostic procedures such as microbiology, chemistry, parasitology, serology and immune chemistry.

Medical Records Unit: The Units ensures that proper filling system is maintained, monthly statistical returns, registration of new patient, monitoring patterns of disease within the University community.


The University health services (UHS) is deeply committed to promoting physical and mental well being of Nasarawa State University Students and members of the University community. UHS is a primary care facility. The clinic offers free medical care, medical examination, antenatal care child welfare services, family planning services, eye and dental care, immunization, laboratory services and free dispensation of drugs from the pharmacy. Cases specialist attention is referred to teaching hospital, (where treatment is no more free).


Each registered student of the University is entitled to medical attention at the University Clinic. At the beginning of each session, fresh students should collect and fill the appropriate clinic registration forms. A copy of the duly signed forms should be presented to the clinic student record clerk with two passport size photographs so that the name will be registered and a card showing clinic number will be given. This card should be tendered to the clerk whenever the student attends the clinic.


Students who report to clinic will be seen on first come first serve basis. If your name is called for consultation and you are absent you will forfeit your place in the line. High quality and affordable drugs are dispensed in the clinic. Staff are subsidized by 50% of cost of drugs.


The medical centre carries out periodic immunization against diseases like hepatitis , cerebrospinal meningitis and the six childhood killer diseases.


Medical reports are issued to students treated in the medical centre if there is need for it. Students who were treated elsewhere without being referred by the medical officer of the University will not be issued such medical reports.


The clinic renders first aid medical services to University sportsmen and women during sporting events.


University health services open 7:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m for routine cases are however treated on 24 hours basis.


Environmental sanitation is another important area which the medical centre is involved.


The health officers of the clinic always carry out routine inspection of the food canteens on the campus to ensure that food is prepared and served in a hygienic manner to students and staff.

Information and Protocol


Name:- Muh’d Jamil Zakari,MNIPR,ACAI

Rank:- Head of Information and Protocol


The Unit on instructions and directives from or by the Vice Chancellor relate with various categories of Officers of Nasarawa State Government on the official matters. These include making arrangements for visits, calls or meetings with the Executive Governor’s Office, the Ministry of Education, and Education Committee of the state House of Assembly or any officer as may be appropriate and directed for the time and issue at hand.

The Unit service is the clearing –house of protocol and communication between the University and Government. Carry out any other assignment as directed by the Vice chancellor.


The Unit services the secretariat for all University wide ceremonies; handles and ensure orderly arrangements of events and functions such as Convocation, Inaugural Lectures, Stakeholders meetings, Visitations on Accreditation, Unions relations e.t.c

Physical Planning


ADEOWU Bankole Mutalib hails from Orile-Owu in Osun State, Nigeria. He holds the following qualifications; PhD (in view) with specialization in Environmental Management – UI, M.Sc Geographical Information System (UI, 1999), M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning (UI, 1991), B.Sc Geography and Regional Planning (UNIBEN, 1988).

He holds membership of the following associations; International Facility Management Association Nigeria Chapter [MIFMA], Nigerian Institute of Landscape Horticulturists [AMNILH], Waste Management Society of Nigeria (MWMSN), Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators (MSCIArB), Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (RTP), Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (MNITP), Institute of Management Consultants (MIMC).

He has lots of working experience and presently, he is the acting director of Physical Planning Unit (PPU).


Physical Planning Unit (PPU),

Nasarawa State University,

P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,

Nasarawa State, Nigeria.


Brief History and main activities of the unit.

The unit was established in August, 2002 with two pioneer staff. The unit is responsible for the overall physical development of the university and specifically saddled with the following functions among others, viz;

The unit is organized into five divisions, namely:


Adeowu Bankole Mutalib Ag. Director
Mumir Muhammad Junaid Principal Architect
Salamatu Musa Azara Senior Quantity Surveyor
Liman Ahmed Usman Principal Technical Officer (Civil Engineering)
Hannatu T. Baikie Principal Technical Officer II (Physical Planning)
Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmed Physical Planner I
Aishatu Abubakar Umar Senior Technical Officer (Horticulture)
Audu Umbugadu ACCO (Admin)
Ezekiel Abimiku SCO (Admin)
Shuaibu M. Rabiu Caretaker



Lt. Col. John Aboh (Rtd) was born on the 12th April, 1962 in Ayele-Loko in Loko development area; Nasarawa Local Government area of Nasarawa State.

He joined the service of the Nigerian Army on the 14th June,1981 as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 30th regular combatant course. He retired from the Nigerian Army in 2007 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-six years of meritorious service.

In recognition of his brilliant performances in the Nigerian Army, he was a recipient of several medals and awards. They in include; Force Service Star (Fss), Meritorious Service Star (Mss) and Passed Staff Collage (Psc).

Colonel Aboh (Rtd) holds a B.Sc degree in policy studies and administration from University of Calabar. Additionally, he attended several courses and seminars.

He was employed as a Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Nasarwa State University, Keffi (NSUK) since October 2008 till date. He is also married with children.

At the inception of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi in 2002, the security unit staff strength was forty-six (46) persons, comprising of two principal officers; the acting Chief security officer (CSO) and principal security officer (PSO) with eight (8) supervisors and thirty-six (36) operatives. This was inherited from the erstwhile collage of Arts and Science, Keffi

In 2008, the security unit was reorganized and sub-divided into four (4) departments under the leadership of the chief security officer and five principal staff as follows:

The other two security units at Pyanku and Lafia Campuses are headed by a Security Officer and a senior operative respectively.

Lt. Col. John Aboh (Rtd) CSO
Ibrahim A. Bawa ACSO
Davis Abuson PSO
Mohammed Angulu SSO
Abraham O. Osegede SO II
Inji Musa Peter SO II
Salihu Ramalan Patrol Sup.
Augustine Yusuf Patrol Sup.
Alexander Ombuguna Ass. Patrol Sup.
Iliya Usman Ass. Patrol Sup.
Umar Yusuf Ass. Patrol Sup.
Samuel Arago Ass. Patrol Sup.

Habila Ben Otsona

Ass. Patrol Sup.
Umar S. Turai Ass. Patrol Sup.
Emmanuel Gyawo Ass. Patrol Sup.
Musa Efuna Snr. Patrol Man
Musa Efuna Snr. Patrol Man
Maiwada Ladan Snr. Patrol Man
Danuma Igo Snr. Patrol Man
Ezekiel John Snr. Patrol Man
Christopher Musa Snr. Patrol Man
Rhoda Namo Snr. Patrol Woman
Gloria Namo Snr. Patrol Woman
Ahmed Abdullahi Snr. Patrol Man
Mallami Babre

Patrol Man

James Kulungu

Patrol Man

Zebedee Egga Watchman
Ishaya Kwarkes Watchman
Adamu Mangai Watchman
Dahiru Musa Watchman
Adamu Makangiji Watchman
Sabo Yerima Watchman
Samuel Audu Watchman
Obadiah Angbashim Watchman
Stephen Thaddeous Watchman
Dan’Asade Agbo Watchman
Kaimu Yusuf Watchman
Emmanuel Ekon Watchman
Omaku Emmanuel Watchman
Micheal Huseni Watchman
John Amazi Watchman
Audu Mamman Watchman
Abubakar Mohammed Watchman
Ganbo Audu Watchman
Godiya Audu Watchman
Danladi Mandung Watchman
Usman Andakubi Watchman
Awwalu Ibrahim Watchman
Usman Ahmed Watchman

General Studies

The unit started as one that was mandated to coordinate the teaching and evolution of General Studies courses in the 2004/2005 session. Since then it has ensured that all GST courses are taught and examined along with other courses offered in the University. It was headed by a Coordinator.

But in February, 2009, the unit was elevated to a directorate with the appointment of a Director. The Directorate has also continued the academic activities relating to all General courses.

The main activity of the Directorate is to ensure the effective teaching and evaluation of all GST courses. This is achieved by the Directorate by:
Mr. Christopher Musa B.Sc. Ed. (Maths Educ.)-ATBU, Bauchi.M.Sc.Ed. (Maths educ.)-UNN, Nsukka


Tel. 08069800963

Adekoya Olusola ND computer Science


Tel. 08060546026

Works and Mainatenance


Name: – Engineer Jerry E. Inji [ND, HND, NIM, COREN, M.N.S.E]

Rank: – Acting Director of works and maintenance

No. 16 Adamu Riyom Street Trade Centre, Kuru,Plateau state Nigeria.

The Department of works and Maintenance is a service oriented Department in the University; it started since the inception of the University in January 2002 with some staff that transferred their services fro the College of Arts Science and Technology.

The increase in the size of the University gave birth to the demand of more equipments and staff.

The secretariat of the Directorate was temporarily located in senior staff quarters (S.S.Q.1) until May 2006 when it was now relocated to the present permanent site constructed by the staff of the Directorate under direct labour.

Civil/Building Engineering Department

Civil/Building engineering Departmentto be headed by an assistant Director, it is comprises of the following units:-

Civil Engineering Maintenance unit

Environment maintenance unit

Estate surveying and valuation unit

Furniture/Carpentry and joinery unit

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Department

This Department is headed by an assistant Director and responsible for the Maintenance of mechanical and electrical fittings and installation, it handles the maintenance of instrumentation and communication facilities (i.e. telephones, fax, walkie talkie e.t.c.) in the University, estate and rented quarters , it is in charge of computer acquisition installation and maintenance.In addition the running of the power generation, transmission of power within the university and estate and liaison with P.H.C.N. e.t.c. are handed by its department. Mechanical:-

Electrical Unit

Transport Unit

It is responsible for handling the allocation of vehicles for the day to day running of the University.



Mr. UMARU, Mikail Gurku hails from Gurku area of Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State and had his earlier education at L.E.A. Primary School, Gurku between 1969 – 1975 before proceeding to Government Secondary School Kuru between 1975/76-1980 and had B.Sc (Hons) in Physics at University of Jos between 1986/87-1990 and M.Sc in Solid State Physics at University of Abuja, 1999/2000-2001/2002. He is currently a lecturer in department to Physics, Nasarawa State University, Keffi and has many publications and journals both local and international to his credit.



Nasarawa State University,

P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,

Nasarawa State, Nigeria.


Tel. Nos: 08035889864, 08029411510

The SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) was established in Nasarawa State University, Keffi in the year 2004 as a unit directly under the office of the Vice Chancellor, with a coordinator supervising the unit and answerable to the Vice-Chancellor only.

The SIWES Unit of the university is responsible for coordinating all issues pertaining to the students’ attachment in industries/factories/establishments.

Students normally undergo industrial attachment during 2nd semester of their 300 Level; the period of attachment is six (6) months, which runs from May to October of every year.

The Unit compiles master list and placement list of students undergoing the industrial attachment every year for onward submission to National University Commission (NUC) Abuja and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Jos. Eight copies of each are submitted to NUC and 2 copies of each to ITF.

The unit in conjunction with the ITF usually conducts orientation programme every year in order to prepare the students for the Industrial Training (IT) exercise.

Secretary/ Computer Operator- Christiana A. Galadima (Mrs.)

Entrepreneurship Development Centre [EDC]

An inherent assumption in entrepreneurship education is that entrepreneurial characteristics and skills can be developed. Indeed research suggests that the propensity towards entrepreneurship has been associated with several personal characteristics that can be enhanced by a formal programme of education. Entrepreneurship education has been intended by the National Universities Commission as an intervention tool to influence students’ attitudes towards social and economic desirability of entrepreneurship as a career option.

Mindful of the significance of the entrepreneurship education programme, the University developed its academic programmes to embrace full regime of entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values. In view of the success of the pilot entrepreneurship education programme in the Faculty of Administration, the University Senate approved the implementation of the entrepreneurship education programme in the other six Faculties in 2008. In 2009, the University commenced an MBA programme in Entrepreneurship, while the entrepreneurship programme was expanded in 2011 to include an undergraduate degree programme and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) to coordinate the entrepreneurship programmes.

The Entrepreneurship Development Centre has three coordinating units:

The Management is supported by a team of resource persons and administrative staff. The Management team is unwavering in fostering a cohesive community support network that creates entrepreneurial opportunities for everyone.

You are welcome to the entrepreneurial world!

Dr. S.A.S. Aruwa



The aims of the entrepreneurship programmes are to:

Our Goals : ‘NASARAWA’

The goals of our entrepreneurship programmes are aptly captured in ‘NASARAWA’ as follows:

Civil Engineering Maintenance unit

The goals of our entrepreneurship programmes are aptly captured in ‘NASARAWA’ as follows:

Micro and small-scale enterprises in Nigeria produce a significant number of new jobs, and can make tremendous contribution to the economy. Students and trainees enrolled in the University’s entrepreneurship programmes will have the opportunity to learn about the various characteristics of entrepreneurs and how to create a working venture. Students will develop an appreciation for the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, and for planning, marketing, and financing that are needed for a successful venture.

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Entrepreneurship Development Centre announces her 1st International Entrepreneurship Research Conference to take place at 1000 Seat Auditorium, Nasarawa State University, Keffi between February 21 – 23, 2012. Click here to download details.Also, click here for the details for submission of Journal for the Conference (Journal of Entrepreneurship Research (JER))

Governmental and Financial Accounting Research Centre (GAFARC)

It is vital that the Accounting Professional bodies like ANAN and ICAN continue to support accounting research in all its facets. This assists in the establishment of the context in which both governmental and financial accounting is practiced. The impact of research on the practice of accounting profession will continue to be substantial. Research organizations, such as this Centre, can contribute in no small measure to the practice of accounting by making research results widely and quickly available to practitioners, academics and others involved in accounting.

The Centre was established by ANAN while administrative support is provided by the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. The Centre is managed by a Director with three (3) coordinators, and supported by an Advisory Board whose task is to guide the centre in developing its strategies, policies and orientation.

Research and manpower development will continue to remain the main focus of the Centre. The Centre will continue to promote sponsorship of research projects in all areas of accounting and related disciplines. The Centre will encourage research projects which contribute to a better definition of the role of accounting; an enhanced understanding of accounting issues and challenges, finding solutions to problems facing the profession and the discipline; the development of accounting products; and the expansion and clarification of the theoretical, conceptual and practical foundations of accounting.

The support of both academics and professional accounting bodies would be vital in realizing the mandate of the centre. The supports of national and international agencies in terms of human and material resources would be needed in realizing the objectives of the Centre. We welcome you all to forward your research and training proposals for consideration.

Dr. S.A.S. Aruwa


Our Goals : ‘NASARAWA’

The goals of our entrepreneurship programmes are aptly captured in ‘NASARAWA’ as follows:

Civil Engineering Maintenance unit

The goals of our entrepreneurship programmes are aptly captured in ‘NASARAWA’ as follows:

The Governmental Accounting and Financial Accounting Research Centre is dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of Governmental and Financial Accounting education, research and professionalism. The Centre’s main objectives are to:

To achieve these objectives, the Centre shall continue to pursue the following:

Governmental and Financial Accounting Research Centre announces her call for formation of Research interest group. Download details here.


As the director of the newly formed Centre for Environmental Studies, I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to our centre. One of the first questions I am always asked is, “What is environmental management and how does it relate to sustainable development?”

Human society is beginning to recognize the pressing need to solve the multitude of environmental problems which have arisen over time and which continue to grow today. These environmental problems stem from patterns of human interaction with the earth and its ecosystems and from various societies’ unsustainable use of natural resources. The Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) at Nasarawa State University, Keffi was established with the primary aim of educating individuals to solve challenging environmental problems, both at the local and global levels. CES-NSUK also works directly to improve human well-being and ‘environmental quality through community, city, and state partnerships in service and research.

“We harness the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future”.

Dr. Nasiru. M. Idris

Acting Director (CES-NSUK)

Environmental crises, which cover the entire spectrum of Climate Change and Environmental degradation, have become the most challenging issues facing mankind today in the contemporary era.

Nasarawa State University, Keffi is situated in a region of the country and Africa with unique problems of environmental degradation and loss of bio-diversity arising from climate change and other factors, and what is more, Nasarawa State University, Keffi has qualified scholars and researchers, experienced and interested in the area of Environmental studies who can raise a Centre dedicated to environmental issues to an international status.

There are critical elements of global environmental crises which assume some unique dimensions within the region in which the university is situated, these include more direct impact of Depletion of the Ozone Layer on the zone, Aridity and Desertification, Deforestation, Erosion Menace, Dangerous Environmental Habits and Environmental Pollution, etc. All these have consequences on human health and survival as well as on national development.

The Centre for Environmental Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (CES-NSUK) is located in the Office of the Vice Chancellor. The Centre is managed by a Board appointed by the Vice Chancellor and which reports directly to him. It comprises a Chairman, Director and other Members. The Centre for Environmental Studies was formed in 2012.

The CES-NSUK is the fulfillment of a dream for A Centre for Excellence in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development. It is a Multidisciplinary Centre, situated within a global setting to help drive and actualize global, national and regional thinking and aspiration on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

The major focus of the Centre is on Research and Development aimed at;

Adapting such measures in mitigating the effect of environmental problems.

Promoting interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Studies.

In addition, the Centre will organize Training, Conferences, Workshops and Publications to promote cooperation among researchers, and also raise national awareness of the challenges of Environmental degradation in both its national and global dimensions.

The programme encompasses Research, Study, Production, Training, Commercials, Consultancy and Extension Services as well as Linkages (collaboration and partnership with national and international research and other agencies involved in issues of Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development).

Focusing on the future will help the NSUK-CES respond to the regional and international needs and opportunities for environmental science over the next few years. It includes building on our current strengths with an increased focus on understanding genes to ecosystems, human welfare, energy choices, water security, and expanding our global reach.