KASU at a Glance
BRIEF HISTORY OF KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY
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 AbubakarSaniSambo as the pioneer Vice Chancellor (May, 2004 - 31st December, 2004). Professor AminuSalihuMika’ilu became the second Vice Chancellor from 1st January, 2005 – 31stDecember, 2006, while the third Vice Chancellor, Professor EzzeldinMukhtar 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.