Dr Bagiwa Zulaihatu Lawal holds a PhD in Educational Administration and Planning. Currently a Lecturer with the department of Education, Faculty of Education Umar Musa Yar’adu’a University Katsina, Nigeria.

Academic Qualifications

Dr Bagiwa was awarded Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2015; her thesis was on School-parental participation in the Administration of Public secondary schools in Katsina State, Nigeria. Her masters degree in Educational Administration from Bayero University Kano followed in 2008 and a Honours degree in Social Studies from Ahmadu Bello University 1995. Lastly she bagged a National Certificate in Education in Social studies/Islamic Religious Studies from Federal collage of Education Katsina in 1992.

Research Interest

Dr Bagiwa as a seasoned researcher had published in renowned journals and attended both national and international conferences and workshops. Hence, keen to build a career in the academics and School management. Area of specialization includes Educational leadership, school and resource management. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in General Education and Educational Administration. She has served the university in various capacities as level adviser, member in different committees and sub-committees she is currently the deputy dean faculty of education.

Publications and External Research Links

Zulaihatu, L. B. (2013). Exploration of Pragmatic Funding Sources in Funding Higher Education in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice. 4(14), 10 – 13.


 Zulaihatu, L. B. and Yusuf, M. O. (2014). The Impact of Participatory Decision Making In Organizational Management. International Journal of Marketing and Technology. 4(3), 1 – 17.


Zulaihatu, L. B., Othman, A. and Ahmad, I. S. (2015). An Exploration of School-Community Participation In The Administration Of Public Secondary Schools In Katsina State, Nigeria. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences. 5(2), 112 – 130.


Bagiwa, Z.L and C.C.Okam,(2016).Exploring Entrepreneurship Education for overcoming Gender Issues and Problems for Sustainable Development in 21st Century Nigeria. Journal of Humanities (JHE), Federal University, Gusau.

Bagiwa, Z.L and Salisu. A (2018). Managing Basic Education for National Security and Good Governance. Bayero Journal for Educational Administration and Planning. 11(1), 200-208.

Ongoing Researches:

  1. Effectiveness of staff development training programs on job performance of educational managers in Katsina State.(Principal researcher).TEDFUND
  2. Exploring women empowerment structures intrinsic in curriculum underpinnings in population and family-life education (POP/FLE) in Nigeria’s population crises. Co-researcher). TEDFUND


Dr Bagiwa is an active member of Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEP), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), and also a member of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON, Katsina State Chapter).


Email: Zulaiha.bagiwa@, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 08185031536


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