His Excellency, Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i, OFR, FNIQS



Mal. Tagwai Sambo, Chief of Maroa, OFR


Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council

Prof. Shehu Usman Abdullahi, OFR, mm (mni)


Vice Chancellor

Prof. Muhammad Tanko B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, FCPA, FNAA


Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Prof. Ado Baba Ahmed


Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)/Coordinator Kafanchan Campus

Prof. Alexander Kure



Mr. Samuel Swanta Manshop



Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Ibrahim


University Librarian

Dr. Abdullahi Musa




Dean, Faculty of Arts

Prof. Imam Abdulkarim


Dean, Faculty of Science

Prof. John Laah


Dean Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

Dr. Ahmad Bawa Abdul-Qadir


Provost, College of Health Sciences

Prof. M.N. Sambo


Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Prof. A.M. Tabari


Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

Dr. Yama Oshiozokhai Eboetsi


Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prof. B.A. Chindo


Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

Dr. Ibrahim Abbas Sodangi


Deans, Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Dr. Nghai Ezekiel Suleman


Dean, School of PostgraduateStudies

Prof. Abdullahi M. Ashafa


Dean, Student Affairs

Prof. Amos Yabaya


Director, Academic Planning

Dr.Yushau Ibrahim Ango


Director, Physical Planning and Development

Arc. Yusuf Mohammed Ashiru


Director, College of Basic Studies

Dr. Sadiq Abdu Garba


Director, Entrepreneurship Studies Centre

Dr. Seth Koks Akutson


Director, General Studies

Dr. Amos Akpokos


A.g. Director, Information & Communication Technology

Dr. Sa’adatu Abdulkadir


Director, Medical Centre

Dr. Yakubu Billy


Coordinator, Consultancy Services Centre

Dr. Maryam Abdu


Coordinator, SIWES

Dr. Richard Auta


Ag. Chief Security Officer

Mal. Nasir Isyaku



Dr. M.M. Rabiu                                               HOD, Arabic

Rev. Mamman Daudu                                   HOD, C.R.S

Dr. Audee T. Giwa                                          HOD, English & Drama

Dr. Busari Lasisi                                             HOD, French

Dr. Terhemba Wuam                                     HOD, History

Prof. Umar I.A.                                               HOD, Islamic Studies

Dr. Aliyu I. Suleiman                                    HOD, Nigerian Language & Linguistics

Dr. Timothy Bulus                                         HOD, Biochemistry

Dr. Ishaya KatoAuta                                     HOD, Biological Sciences

Prof. Samuel S. Achi                                     HOD, Chemistry

Dr. I.I. Abbas                                                  HOD, Geography

Dr.AbubakarMagaji                                      HOD, Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Abimbola A. Orukotan                          HOD, Microbiology

Dr. N.K. Abdullahi                                        HOD, Physics

Dr. Shehu Usman Hassan                           HOD,Accounting

Dr. Helen Afang Andow                               HOD, BusinessAdministration

Dr. Aminu Y. Usman                                    HOD, Economics

Prof. M.B. Ali                                                 HOD, Mass communication

Dr. Peter Patrick                                            HOD, Political Science

Dr. Godswill James                                      HOD, Sociology

Dr. Yusuf Abdullahi Nadabo                      HOD, Anatomy

Dr. Goji A.D Teru                                         HOD, Physiology

Dr. M.A. Kana                                               HOD, Community Medicine

Prof. Yetunde O. Elegba                              HOD, Pathological Sciences

Dr. Abdulhamid Bala Abubakar               HOD, Medicine

Dr. J.G. Makama                                         HOD, Surgery

Dr. Tokan S. Baduku                                  HOD, Radiology

Dr. J.A. Adze                                                HOD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. AliyuZubair                                           HOD, Pediatrics

Dr. Amos Bakut Silas                                 HOD, Ophthalmology

Dr. Ben Ahmed Chindo                             HOD, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Pharm. Stephen Parom                             HOD, Pharmaceutics & Pharmac.Microb.Pharm.

Dr. Benjamin Ebeshi                                  HOD, Pharmaceutics & Med. Chemistry

Pharm. Abah Johnson                               HOD, Pharmacognosy & Drug Dev.

Dr. A. L. Banta                                             HOD, Agricultural Economics & Extension

Dr. Alponsus Cyprian                                 HOD, Animal Science

Dr. M.K. Hosea                                            HOD, Environmental Management

Dr. Terzungwe T. Dugeri                           HOD, Estate Management

Mr. Yakubu M. Zaki                                    HOD, Quantity Surveying

Dr. Halima Bello Manga                             Ag. HOD, Haematology & Blood Transfusion

Dr. Yakubu Daniel                                       HOD Chemical Pathology

Pharm. A.A. Jimoh                                      Ag. HOD, Clinical Pharm




The Kaduna State University was established under the Kaduna State Law promulgated in May, 2004. The promulgation was a consequence of the obvious and felt need to boost higher education in the State. Consequently, two campuses were approved, one in Kaduna town and the other in Kafanchan. At present, the University has a total of seven faculties, thirty seven departments and twenty nine programmes fully established. In addition, there is a College of Basic Studies that runs Remedial Programmes in both Campuses. The University has established a Postgraduate School and a College of Health Sciences.

The University has had five Visitors namely, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi as the first Visitor followed by Arc. Mohammed NamadiSambo and Sir. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa as the second and third Visitors while (Dr.) MukhtarRamalanYero is the fourth Visitor, respectively. The fifth and current Visitor to the University is Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.

The university has had three Pro-Chancellors and Chairmen of Governing Council. The first is Professor IdrisAbdulkadir and the second is Alh. AbubakarLadan, OON, Mni. The third and the current is Prof. Shehu U. Abdullahi.

The university had been steered by five successive Vice Chancellors since inception to date with Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo as the pioneer Vice Chancellor (May, 2004 – 31st December, 2004). Professor Aminu Salihu Mika’ilu became the second Vice Chancellor from 1st January, 2005 – 31stDecember, 2006, while the third Vice Chancellor, Professor Ezzeldin Mukhtar Abdurrahman took over as the third Vice Chancellor from 1st January, 2007 – 31st December, 2011. Professor Williams Barnabas Qurix took over as the fourth Vice Chancellor on 24th January, 2012 to 23rd January 2017 and the fifth and current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Tanko assumed office on 24th January to date.


2.0      THE GOVERNING LAW          

The bill enacted to provide for the establishment and incorporation of the Kaduna State University was passed by the State House of Assembly and signed into law by the Executive Governor on the 21st May, 2004.




3.1       VISION

The vision of Kaduna State University is to become a University of world class standard with excellence in Applied Sciences for sustainable development.


3.2       MISSION        

The mission of Kaduna State University is to provide an all-around university education of the highest standard for the development of the individual and the state, while inculcating the spirit of love, tolerance, understanding and unity in the state in particular and the country in general.




4.1       Philosophy

As a Centre of learning, the Kaduna State University shall:

  1. Promote excellence in knowledge acquisition throughteaching, research and community
  2. Fully foster innovation and creativity by taking full advantage of globalization and knowledge based economy.
  • Maintain the international character of a university and uphold the ideals of the community within which it is located.
  1. Harness its resources most profitably, in servicing as well as giving leadership to industrial and technological development in the state.
  2. Promote unity in Kaduna State and the nation at large.


4.2       Objectives


The objectives of the University shall be:

  1. To encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction, the opportunity of acquiring a higher and liberal education.
  2. To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them.
  • To encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor.
  1. To relate its activities to the social and economic needs of the people of Nigeria.
  2. To undertake any other activities appropriate for a university of the highest standard.




5.1       Introduction

The administrative structureof the University provides for a mode of governance through the main governing bodies and the principal officers and other officers. It also provides for a Committee System of management. The academic sector is organized into departments and units. Other departments in the University are arranged in hierarchies such that authority and responsibilities are shown specifying who is responsible for specific functions and which officer is responsible to whom, in the area of decision-making and implementation. The administration of the university is autonomous and democratic. It is anadministration which provides for adequate consultations and consensus in policy formulation, openness and accountability in policy implementation.

It ensures justice and fair play to all staff and students. This applies to the academic, administrative and financial operations of the university.  The governing law has provided enough legal framework to cover the university in all its activities.


5.2       The Structure

In order to design an administrative structure which would afford the university administrative support for a  democratic and just mode of governance, the Technical Committee for the Establishment of the University reviewed the models in use in the United States, Britain, continental Europe and Nigeria, and decided to recommend the Nigerian  model since it works well within the Nigerian milieu, but with modifications which are designed to enhance the quality of administration and to obviate a common concern that the Nigerian model tends to concentrate power in-the-handsof the Vice-Chancellor.

The administrative structure of the University is, therefore, based on the traditional four governing bodies of Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation. Two innovations have, however, been introduced here. One is the institution of a Management Committee as a statutory body which the Vice- Chancellor is bound to consult regularly in the discharge of his functions. The other is the University Consultative Committee which is also statutory, and which consists of the representatives of the academic and non-academic staff as well as the junior staff and the students sitting together on a regular basis to discuss matters of common interest. This will answer the common criticism, of lack of adequate dialogue between university administrators and members of their communities.


5.3       Governing Bodies

5.3.1    The Council is the supreme governing body of the university. It has responsibilities for policy formulation, financial regulation, property control and public relations. It is the employer of labour and in that capacity it appoints all the principal officers except the Vice- Chancellor. All other categories of staff are appointed and promoted on its behalf, but subject to its approval, by two committees, namely the Senior Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee, and the Junior Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee. The Council is headed by a Chairman who is styled as Pro-Chancellor. The functions and composition of Council are as set out in the Principal Law and Statute.


5.3.2    The Senate is the supreme authority on all academic matters and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Members of Senate are drawn from among the staff of the university as provided for in the law. Being an internal body, and charged with such responsibilities in the academic sector, the Senate safeguards the principle of academic freedom and the quality of teaching and research.


5.3.3    The Management Committee is a statutory body. It is thus mandatory for the Vice Chancellor to consult it regularly, through holding regular (weekly) meetings before any major decision is reached. This is designed to enhance the democratic process in governance.


5.3.4    The Congregation is the forum for all academic and non-academic members of staff who qualify by the provision of the law, to meet, express and discuss views on the affairs of the University in general: for the attention of the Administration or for onward transmission to the Senate or Council.


5.3.5    The Convocation is a forum which allows members of the university community who qualify and the alumni of the university to meet and conduct the business assigned to it by the University statute.


5.3.6    The Congregation and Convocation are entitled to elect a representative each to Council, while the Congregation also elects representatives to Senate.


5.3.7    The Council and Senate have statutory committees of their own as set out in the schedule and they can also create other committees administratively.


5.3.8    The University Consultative Committee is one other body which is provided for, and which is an innovation.


5.5       The Visitor

The Executive Governor of Kaduna State is the visitor to the University. His powers to order a visitation and the frequency of such visitations are provided for in section 17 of the Principal Law.

5.5       The Principal Officers

The Principal Officers of the University are:


5 5 1    The Chancellor: He is the titular head of the University and  he presides overconvocation ceremonies convened for the purpose of the conferment of degrees and other academic honours.


5.5.2    The Pro-Chancellor: He is the Chairman of Council and that of the Finance and General Purposes committee.


5.5.3    The Vice-Chancellor: He is the Chief Executive and Chief Academic Officer of the University. He is responsible for the overall administration and performance of the University.


5.5.4    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor: He is appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Senate which itself receives a recommendation from the Vice-Chancellor. He helps the Vice-Chancellor in areasassigned to him.


5.5.5    The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary to Council, Senate and Congregation. He is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University.


5.5.6    The Bursar is the Chief Finance Officer responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the management and control to the university finances.


5.5.7    The University Librarian is responsible to the Chancellor for the development and management of the University library and the delivery of library services to all departments and units of the university.


5.6       The Central Administration

This term is usually used to refer to the tripod of the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar and the Bursar.


5.6.1    The Vice-Chancellor’s Office: This houses the units which, are directly under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor and not being full departments on their own . These include Security Information, Information and Protocol, and Internal Audit.


5.6.2    The Registrar’sOffice: accommodates various sections to service the secretariat of the Council, Senate, University Tenders Board, etc. as well as to service various academic operations, establishment matters, student services, etc.


5.6.3    The Bursar’s Office: otherwise known as the Bursary, maintains the various financial units and functions as set out in the Financial Procedure Manual of the University.


5.6.4    Committee of Deans: The Committee of Deans serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor on the implementations of the University budget, staff training and development, conference attendance, University seminars and workshops and all matters of policy that deal with day-to-day management of the University.


5.7       The Committee System

The importance of the Committee System in governance of a University cannot be overemphasized. A system in which democratic governance is necessary to support the liberal nature of academic work, to supervise intellectuals and their pursuits, to order the life style of the youthful students and to ensure overall harmony, broad participation of the members of the community in administration becomes vital and that is what the Committee System involves. It gives everybody the opportunity to participate, by himself or through his representatives, in the process of consensus building and policy formulation and implementation.


6.0          Non-Academic Services Units

Other than academic departments in the Faculties and Research Institutes and Centers including the departments listed above, the University has the following non-teaching service units:

  1. Student Affairs Division
  2. University Health Services
  3. University Security Unit
  4. Information and Protocol Unit
  5. Directorate of Academic Planning
  6. Directorate of Physical Planning and Development
  7. University Transport Services
  8. University Consultancy Services


  • The Student Affairs Division

The Student Affairs Division is under the office of the Vice-Chancellor. It is responsible for the general welfare of the students and administers the non- academic matters of students. The Division caters; for career guidance, provision for recreational and spotting facilities and supervision of these activities. Matters concerning students union, clubs, societies and associations are also handled by the Division.


6.1.1    Administration: The office of the Dean, Student Affairs is the administrative nerve of the student Affairs Division. The Deputy Dean and Assistant Dean respectively assist the Dean, act for him in his absence and attends to such matters as may from time to time be directed by the Dean. The Division also has an Administrative Officer who is the secretary of the Division and who assists the Dean in running the general administration of the Division. This office handles the mobilization of prospective graduates for the NYSC programme, The Division registers student clubs, societies and associations and renews such registrations at the beginning of each session. The Division has also Guidance and Counseling Unit.


6.1.2    Guidance and Counseling Unit: Guidance and Counseling Unit is under the Student Affairs Division and was established in May, 2012 in the main and Kafanchan Campuses to provide a wide range of counseling and psychological services to student, staff and its environs. The Unit helps students cope with their academic challenges, personal, social and intellectual difficulties which are likely to interfere with the pursuit of their education.

To meet up with these needs, the unit offers to all the members of the University community variety of services with the goal of resolving individual difficulties as well as to nurture academic growth. These services are carried out in the form of individual or group counseling.

Every student stands to benefit immensely from this Unit.


You are welcome to Student Affairs Guidance and Counseling.

6.1.3    Sports: Students are encouraged to take active part in sporting activities in the University. The advantages accruable from such enterprise are manifold. Apart from maintaining a sound mind in a sound body, which is an asset is for advanced thinking and rigorousacademic pursuit, students have added advantage of traveling to meet other teams across the country. Competitions among universities are encouraged and throughthese competitions, students are given the opportunity to make friends with their colleagues in other Institutions. There is also the opportunity of gaining a scholarship which is a further inducement for taking sporting activities seriously.


7.0          Academic Support Units

Apart from the Direct Teaching Units, there are Academic or Teaching Support Units established to enrich The curricula and complete the overall development of the institution in all spheres. These support units help to further develop the students to become complete graduates that are well equipped to     challenges of the world of work. The units also help towiden the” horizon of the students beyond their area of academic specialization. They include the following:


  1. University Library
  2. General Studies Unit
  3. Information and Communication Technology Centre
  4. Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme Unit
  5. Entrepreneurship Studies Centre
  6. Laboratories, Studios and Workshops
  7. Botanical and Zoological Gardens
  8. Animal House
  9. University Teaching Hospital
  10. University Teaching and Research Farm


7.1   The University Library

The University Library is the heart of the university academic activities. Its basic purpose is to provide students and staff with information, materials and environment conducive for learning, teaching and research.


7.1.1    Organizational Structure:

The library is organized into three divisions: administration, technical and reader service sections. This arrangement has been designed to cater for immediate acquisition and processing of available library materials and rendering library services. In order to ease the way of determining what the library holding is, index cards are devised for books. In addition, the materials are arranged on the shelves in accordance with the classification scheme of the Library of Congress. Each work is given a class mark, which indicates not only its subject division but also its place on the shelves.


7.1.2    The e-Library:

An electronic library (e-library) is established for the use of staff and students of the University. The e-library stores and provides information to its users electronically via a computer through the Internet (On-line) or CD/DVD. The e-library at KASU provides this service through a website for the library to all staff and student of the university. The KASU e-library is the first of its kind in the Nigerian university library system. The KASU e-library thus serves as a model and provides students with current digital information on all the subject areas covered by the University through identified and customized databases that either have on-line access or CD/DVD access. Some of the e-resources are acquired while others are to be accessed free. The e-library acquires relevant e-books as selected by the academic staff for the use of their students. Lecture notes or local publications available are digitized and uploaded on to the e-library website. Users can use the e-library strictly for academic purposes i.e. learning and research and e-mails to some extent. E-book readers are used to provide relevant articles that could be downloaded and used by the studentswithput necessarily going to the internet. There are photocopying services for use by the students where necessary. Browsing by users to irrelevant sites is NOT allowed. Authorization is required to ensure that students use the services of the e-library. Passwords is usually assigned through a simple arrangement in collaboration with the Student Affairs Division.


7.2      The University Health Services Department

The University is committed to promoting physical and mental wellbeing of the Kaduna State University students and members of the university community. The Clinic is under this department, it is a primary health care facility which offers medical care, medical examination, eye and dental care, immunization, laboratory services and dispensation for drugs from the pharmacy. Cases requiring specialist attention will be referred to the BarauDikko Teaching Hospital or any competent hospital within the metropolis


7.3       Security Division

The University Security Division under the office of the Vice-Chancellor is headed by the Chief Security Officer and its affairs are supervised by the University Security Committee which is headed by the Registrar. The Security Division has the traditional duty of:

  1. Protecting life and property.
  2. Preventing crime through effective campus patrol.
  • Enforcing university rules and regulations which have a direct bearing on security.
  1. Ensuring a conducive atmosphere for learning and research by preventing breach of the peace.
  2. Investigating and apprehending offenders and reporting the outcome of cases to the Management.
  3. Settling cases and disputes between and among students which are civil in nature.
  • Monitoring peace and stability on campus; and submitting daily report to the office of the Vice- Chancellor for appropriate action.
  • The fire fighting unit of the Security Division is responsible for putting out fire and rescuing lives and property.
  1. Collaborating with the Student Affairs Division to issue identity cards to both staff and students.


The Security Division functions around the clock and any security related matter should be promptly reported to the headquarters or the nearest security post. The Division avails itself to both staff and students for continued maintenance of secure environment that is conducive for academic and social pursuits of both staff and students.


7.4     Information and Protocol Unit

This Unit is under the office of the Vice-Chancellor. It serves as the clearing house of general information and public relation department of the university. It disseminates official information within the university community and fosters cordial relationship between the university and the larger society. It produces official publications, which the students and the larger university community can use, through the placement of any information of interest to the university, or any other written contribution as may be determined by the nature of the publications. The unit strives to represent and project the best image of the University through protocol and corporate image management.



8.1       Introduction

The academic structure of the university is based on Faculties and Departments, General Studies Unit and College of Basic Studies, College of Health Sciences, in addition there is a school of Postgraduate Studies.

The University currently comprises the following Faculties at the Kaduna Campus:

  1. Faculty of Arts
  2. Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
  1. College of Health Sciences
  2. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  3. College of Basic Studies
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  1. Entrepreneurship Research and Development Centre


8.2       Departments and Programmes


Faculty of Arts                                                                      

Department                                                        Programme

Arabic                                                                         B.A. Arabic

Christian Religious Studies                                   B.A. CRS

English and Drama                                                 B.A. English

French                                                                        B.A. French

History                                                                       B.A. History

Islamic Studies                                                         B.A. Islamic Studies

Nigerian Langs, and Lings.                                    B.A. Hausa


Faculty of Science

Department                                                        Programme

Biochemistry                                                             B.Sc. Biochemistry

Biological Sciences                                                   B.Sc. Biology

Chemistry                                                                   B.Sc. Chemistry & B.Sc. Ind. Chemistry

Geography                                                                  B.Sc. Geography

Mathematical Sciences                                            B.Sc. Mathematics & B.Sc. Comp. Science

Microbiology                                                              B.Sc. Microbiology

Physics                                                                         B.Sc. Physics


Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

Department                                                          Programme

Accounting                                                                  B.Sc. Accounting

Business Administration                                          B.Sc. Business Admin.

Economics                                                                   B.Sc. Economics

Mass Communication                                               B.Sc. Mass Comm.

Political Science                                                         B.Sc. Pol. Science

Sociology                                                                     B.Sc. Sociology


Faculty of Medicine

Medicine                                                                     MBBS


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department                                                          Programme

Pharmacy                                                                    B. Pharm.


At the Kafanchan Campus we have the following Faculties:


Faculty of Agriculture

Department                                                         Programme

Agriculture                                                                 B.Sc. Agric.


Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Department                                                         Programme

Architecture                                                               B.Sc. Arc.

Environmental Management                                 B.Sc.    Env.Mgt.

Estate Management                                                 B.Sc.    Estate Mgt.

Quantity Surveying                                                  B.Sc.    Quantity Surveying


8.3       Admission Requirements

8.3.1    Undergraduate Programmes: The general admission requirements are five credit passes in relevant subjects including English Language atthe SSCE level.

100 Level: An acceptable UME score and five credit passes in which one should to be in English Language and four relevant subjects (depending on the degree programme entry requirement) obtained at the SSCE or its equivalent at NOT more than two sittings.

Direct Entry: The University does not admit direct entry candidates for now.


8.3.2    Postgraduate Programmes: In addition to the first degrees, the university commenced Postgraduate Diploma and Mastersdegree and will run Doctorate degree Programmes.

  1. Candidates for the Masters Degree programmes must be holders of first degrees from recognized universities with a minimum of Second Class Honors or other equivalent qualification.
  2. Candidates for the Doctorate Degree programmes must have a Masters Degree from recognized universities or equivalent.


8.4       Duration

The minimum duration for the degree programmes is as follows:



  1. Arts 4 years
  2. Science 4 years
  3. Social and Management Sciences 4 years
  4. Medicine 6 years
  5. Pharmacy 5 years
  6. Agriculture 5 years
  7. Architecture 5 years
  8. Environmental Management 5 years
  9. Estate Management 5 years
  10. Quantity Surveying 5 years


8.5       Graduation Requirements

To graduate a student must undergo 4-6 years of study depending on the course of study. A four-year degree programme could attract a maximum of six years for graduation, while a six year degree programme could attract a maximum of nine years for graduation. The University requires that minimum course work load must be met before a student graduates. To be awarded the first degree, a student must complete the following credit units depending on the faculty and course of study.


4-year degree programme-minimum of 120 credit units

6-year degree programme – minimum of 180 credit units



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