Kaduna State University is in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It was established in 2004.
About Kaduna State University
The Kaduna State University was founded under the Kaduna State law promulgated in May 2004. The promulgation observed the need of promoting higher education in the northern and southern parts of the state. Therefore, two campuses were endorsed: one in Kaduna and the other in Kafanchan.
The Kaduna campus took off first, running necessary degree programs. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, the then executive governor of Kaduna State and Visitor to the university, selected Professor Idris Abdulkadir to be the pro-chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council while Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo was assigned the first vice-chancellor. Professor Aminu S. Mikailu, took over from Professor Sambo as second vice-chancellor when the latter was assigned by the Federal Government to head the Nigerian Energy Commission. Professor Ezzeldin Muktar Abdurahman was the third VC, and Professor W.B Quirix was assigned as the fourth VC before Professor Muhammad Tanko (2017-2021). Professor Yohanna Tella was Acting VC from January to June 2022.
The present Acting Vice Chancellor is Professor Abdullahi Musa Ashafa, who took over on 22 June 2022. His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is the present Pro-chancellor, while Hussaini Adamu Dikko is the Chairman of the Governing Council.
The University has a chancellor as its ceremonious head, while the vice-chancellor is the chief executive and academic officer, like in other Nigerian Universities. The vice-chancellor is usually fixed for a five-year, non-renewable term. The present acting vice-chancellor, Professor Abdullahi Musa Ashafa, took office on 22 June 2022. Below is the tabulated list of all KASU vice-chancellors, Tenure, and Professions.
The numbers 4, 6, 8, and 9 are all provisional vice-chancellors, pending substantive appointment of a VC by the university’s governing council.
1 Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo 2004 Mechanical Engineer
2 Professor Aminu Salihu Mikailu 2005-2006 Management Accounting
3 Professor Ezzeldin Muktar Abdurahman 2007–2012 Pharmacist
4 Professor Muhammad Tanko (Ag) 2012 Accounting
5 Professor William Barnabas Qurix 2012–2017 Architect
6 Professor Ado-Baba Ahmed (Ag) 2017 Biologist
7 Professor Muhammad Tanko 2017–2022 Accounting
8 Professor Yohanna Tella 2022 Mathematician
9 Professor Abdullahi Musa Ashafa 2022–Date Historian
Faculties and Departments at the Kaduna State University
Faculty of Arts
- Department of Arabic
- Department of English and Literature
- Department of Christian Religious Knowledge
- Department of History
- Department of Islamic Studies
- Department of Nigerian Languages & Linguistics
- Department of Theatre Arts
- Department of French
Faculty of Agriculture
- Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension
- Department of Animal Science
- Department of Crop Science
Faculty of Basic Medical Science
- Department of Human Anatomy
- Department of Human Physiology
- Department of Medical Biochemistry
Faculty of Clinical Science
- Department of Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology
- Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- Department of Community Medicine
- Department of Family Medicine
- Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
- Department of Internal Medicine
- Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Department of Ophthalmology
School of Continuing Education
- Department of Management Sciences
- Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Environmental Science
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Building
- Department of Environmental Management
- Department of Estate Management
- Department of Quantity Surveying
Faculty of Management Science
- Department of Accounting
- Department of Business Administration
Faculty of Science
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Biological Sciences
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
- Department of Geography
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Microbiology
- Department of Physics
Faculty of Social Science
- Department of Economics
- Department of Mass Communication
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Sociology
FAQS about Kaduna State University
How many students does KASU admit per year?
Answer: The University (KASU) has started screening to accept 4800 prospects for various programs in the 2021 or 2022 academic session.
Is the KASU a Federal or State School?
Answer: The university is a state-owned university sponsored and managed by the Kaduna state government, a state found in northern Nigeria.
What is the Jamb cut-off mark for KASU?
Answer: The University (KASU) cut-off mark is 170. The Kaduna University (KASU) post-UTME screening method is open to any UTME applicant with a score of 170 or higher.
What is KASU’s Official Website?
Is KASU a good school?
Answer: YES. KASU is one of the best tertiary institutions in the country regardless, they have a set cut-off mark for all admission seekers into the school. Prospects who have scored up to that in the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME).
Are there hostels in KASU?
Answer: YES. KASU hostel fee is N30,000 (thirty thousand naira only) per academic year. The hostel fee shields care and bed space. Accommodations are obtainable per academic year for all interested students.
When is the Post UTME form coming out for KASU?
Answer: The Management of the University (KASU) has declared 19th August 2022 as the most delinquent start date for the sales of the 2022/2023 Post UTME Screening Application form. This means that the 2022 KASU Screening Form will start selling officially on kasu.edu.ng from the 19th of August 2022.
Is KASU Under ASUU?
Answer: YES. ASUU-Kano Zone includes Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU), Bayero University Kano (BUK), Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST), Kaduna State University (KASU), Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa (SLU) and Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSU).
What are the requirements for KASU?
Answer: Basic Programme
Prospects for this program must have not less than 5 credits in their WASSCE/SSCE/NECO examinations.
Science: Prospects for the science program 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 received in not more than 2 sittings.
Humanities: Prospects for the arts program 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 received in not more than 2 sittings.
For both classifications, applicants must write the yearly JAMB/UTME with the appropriate subject combination and must get the minimum pass mark endorsed by the Federal Government.
Science: Prospects for this program must have a minimum of 3 credits in not more than 1 sitting in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Geography.
Humanities: Prospects for this program must have at least 3 credits in not more than 1 sitting in the subsequent subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government, History, and Literature in English.
Prospects acknowledged for the Remedial program are anticipated to register and pass SSCE or NECO in the subjects they are defective.
Prospects will not be permitted to register for subjects that have not been attempted at O Level.