Kaduna State University

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Kaduna State University
KASU
Motto Knowledge for Development and Unity
Type Public
Established 2004
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Tanko
Location Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Website Official website

Call:+2347069414123 Kaduna State University is in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It was established in 2004.[1][2] It has seven faculties with over 39 departments. The school library contains over 17,000 volumes of books. It has two campuses: Kafanchan and Kaduna.

History[edit]

The Kaduna State University was established under the Kaduna State law promulgated in May 2004. The promulgation followed the need of boosting higher education in the northern and the southern parts of the state. Consequently, two campuses were approved: one in Kaduna and the other in Kafanchan. The Kaduna campus took off first, running basic degree programmes. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, the then executive governor of Kaduna State and Visitor to the university, appointed Professor Idris Abdulkadir to be the pro-chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council while Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo was appointed the first vice-chancellor. Professor Aminu S. Mikailu, took over from Professor Sambo as second vice-chancellor when the latter was appointed by the Federal Government to head the Nigerian Energy's Commission. Professor E.M. Abdurrahman later took over as the third VC before Professor W.B Quirix.

Faculties[edit]

The university has seven faculties:

Faculty of Arts[edit]

The Faculty of Arts is among the pioneer faculties of the university, established in 2005. It has seven departments.

The Faculty of Arts comprises the following departments at the Kaduna Campus:

Faculty of Science[edit]

The Faculty of Science is among the pioneer faculties of the university, established in 2005. The Faculty of Science currently comprises the following departments at the Kaduna Campus:

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine is the only new faculty of Kaduna State University. It was established in 2008 with the vision to produce medical doctors and other health personnel who understand the normal and abnormal human body, the family and the society, with enough scientific knowledge to undertake further training to become specialists, teachers, and researchers.

Its mission is to train medical doctors and other health personnel of high academic standard who will man the health services in Kaduna State and other parts of Nigeria, who can practice in the community and primary healthcare setting, who can practice in any part of the world, are able to undertake further training to become specialists, and are able to carry out scientific research for the benefit of humanity.

The Faculty of Medicine has one department:

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was established in 2012. The foundation dean of the faculty is Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Mora. It has one department:

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Social and Management Science is among the pioneer faculties of the university, established in 2005. The Faculty of Social and Management Science comprises the following departments at the Kaduna Campus:

Faculty of Environmental Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences is one of the newest faculties, established in 2012, and is one of the two faculties on the Kafachan Campus. It has four departments:

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

The Faculty of Agriculture is one of the newest faculties, established in 2012, and is one of the two faculties on the Kafachan Campus. It has one department:

College of Basic and Remedial Studies[edit]

The College of Basic and Remedial Studies has two campuses: the main campus at Maiduguri Road, Kaduna and the other in Kafanchan. The main campus was established in 2004 and the Kafanchan campus in 2012. Basic and Remedial Studies is a pre-degree training programme aimed at producing well-trained candidates from the university's catchment areas and other Nigerians. The programme is essentially for candidates who could not gain university admission through JAMB due to low Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores.

The duration of the Basic and Remedial Studies programme is nine months which is equivalent to one academic session of intensive teaching by qualified teachers.

Objectives[edit]

The main objectives of the Remedial Programme are

  • to prepare candidates to remedy their O Levels deficiencies through WAEC and NECO examinations
  • to prepare candidates to pass their UTME examination
  • to coach candidates to pass their Post UTME examination
  • to prepare candidates for the challenges of academic life in university

All these would be achieved through the provision of qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers by the university.

Admission requirements[edit]

Basic Programme[edit]

Candidates for this programme must possess not less than 5 credits in their WASSCE/SSCE/NECO examinations.

Science: Candidates for the science programme should have credits in English, Mathematics and any other 3 of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography. The 5 credits above must have been obtained in not more than 2 sittings.

Humanities: Candidates for the arts programme should have credits in English, Mathematics and any other 3 of the following subjects: Economics, Government, History and Literature in English. The 5 credits above must have been obtained in not more than 2 sittings.

For both categories, applicants must write the annual JAMB/UTME with relevant subject combination and must obtain the minimum pass mark approved by the Federal Government.

Remedial Programme[edit]

Science: Candidates for this programme must possess a minimum of 3 credits in not more than 1 sitting in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.

Humanities: Candidates for this programme must possess a minimum of 3 credits in not more than 1 sitting in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government, History and Literature in English.

Candidates admitted for the Remedial programme are expected to register and pass SSCE or NECO in the subjects they are deficient.

Candidates will not be allowed to register for subjects that have not been attempted at O Level.

Arabic-French Preliminary Studies Programme[edit]

Objectives[edit]

The main objectives of the Arabic-French Preliminary Studies Programme include:

  1. To prepare candidates to pass their UTME examination.
  2. To coach candidates to pass their Post UTME examination.
  3. To prepare candidates for the challenges of academic life in university.

All these would be achieved through the provision of qualified, experienced and dedicated lecturers.

Admission requirements[edit]

For Arabic and French, the admission requirement is at least five credits including English Language in WAEC/NECO Examinations in not more than 2 sittings.

In addition to the above requirements, all prospective candidates must register and sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

School of Postgraduate Studies[edit]

The school admits students for postgraduate diploma and masters degree only. The functions of the school are as follows:

  • Coordinate postgraduate programmes of the university including planning, coordination, administration and admission into programmes of study.
  • Recommend the provision of facilities for postgraduate work, regulation and disbursement of funds for postgraduate activities.
  • Enhance the quality of postgraduate instructions and research in the university.
  • Publicize the postgraduate activities of the university to attract recognition, financial and other support from governments, industries and other agencies.

The university has three faculties for the postgraduate (PG) programme:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaduna State University". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Experts Advocate Intensive Vocational Training For Youths In Kaduna State". leadership.ng. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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