Law, Visitor & Chancellor


The Law establishing the University with all the powers therein is Law No. 7 of 2006 and a Law to amend the Katsina State University (Ammendment) Law 2009. The amendment changed the name from Katsina State University to Umaru Musa Yar’adua University.


His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR, Governor Katsina State


Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Mutallab, CON

Governing Council

The Governing Council for the University as provided by the Law establishing the University is the highest governing body of the University with overall responsibility for the policy and control of the finances and properties of the University.

Functions of the council include approval of the annual budget, annual accounts, annual reports and other documents which shall reflect the result of the University’s activities. Other provisions on functions and procedures of the Governing Council are detailed in the third schedule of the University Law.

The Council shall consist of: Pro-Chancellor (Chairman); Vice-Chancellor; Deputy Vice-Chancellor(s) two persons appointed by the Senate from the members of that body; one person elected by the Congregation from among the members of that body not being a member of the Senate; one member elected by the Convocation from among members of that body; three persons to be appointed by the visitor; the Commissioner or Chief Executive in charge of Higher Education in the State; the Permanent Secretary, Katsina State Ministry of Finance.

Council Members:

  1. Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim, mni, CON, Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Council
  2. Professor Sunusi Mamman Vice Chancellor
  3. Vacant, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)
  4. Dr. Hamisu Musa, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
  5. Professor Danjuma Maiwada, External member
  6. Dr. Bilyaminu Idris Kadandani, External member
  7. Dr Salihu Lawal, External member
  8. Alhaji Idris Tune, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Katsina State
  9. Dr. Yahaya Zayyana, Member, Senate Representative
  10. Dr ALiyu Mukhtar, Member, Senate Representative
  11. Dr. Dikko Bature Darma, Member, Congregation Representative
  12. Mallam Nasiru Bello, Registrar and Secretary to the Council

University Senate

The general function of the Senate shall be to organise and control teaching, promote research in the University and to maintain these with the highest degree of excellence. The Senate shall control admission into the University and generally provide for the welfare and discipline of the students. Specific functions of the Senate are provided by the Law and the Statue establishing the Senate of the University.

The Senate consist of the Vice-Chancellor; the Deputy Vice-Chancellors; the Deans of Faculties, Postgraduate School and Student Affairs; Professors; Head of Academic Departments/ Institutes/Centres and/or Units; the University Librarian and such teachers not being below the rank of Lecturer One and not being more than one third of the total number of non-elected members of the Senate elected by the Congregation and at least one of whom shall come from each Faculty. The Registrar serves as Secretary to the Senate.



Congregation is a body provided in the University Law and its composition, functions and other proceedings are in the Third Schedule of the Law.

Congregation consists of the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor; full time members of the academic staff; the Registrar; the Bursar; the University Librarian; and every member of the administrative staff who holds a degree of any University recognized for the purposes of this Statute by the Vice-Chancellor, not being an honorary degree.

Congregation functions generally on all matter affecting the welfare of the University and shall have other functions in addition to the function of electing a member of the Council, as may be provided by Statute or Regulation.