At its 28th meeting held on 19th April 2011, the Senate of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University approved the establishment of the Postgraduate School.  The School is named “The Postgraduate School” and is charged with the responsibility of overseeing Postgraduate Studies in the University.  The School took off in 2011/2012 academic session and thereafter, the National Universities Commission approved for the establishment of postgraduate programmes in the Departments of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Education, Chemistry and Geography; in the same session.  Five Master Degree programmes were therefore mounted in those departments, plus a PhD programme in Geography.  Other Departments followed suit in subsequent sessions.  Today, the Postgraduate School offers thirty five (35) postgraduate programmes; with the intention to increase the number of programmes in the near future.  The current Dean of the Postgraduate School is Dr. Hamisu Musa while Dr Lawal Abdurrashid is the Deputy Dean.  Alhaji Muhammad Yusufu Abubakar is the Secretary of the School.

 

COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL

The Postgraduate School is governed by a Board.  According to Section 14 Article V of the Statute of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Postgraduate School, the Board shall consist of the following:

a)      Dean of Postgraduate School                                              - Chairman

b)     Deputy Dean, Postgraduate School                                     - Member

c)      Member appointed by the University Senate                        - Member

d)     University Librarian                                                           - Member

e)      Director Academic Planning                                               - Member

f)       Heads of all Faculties                                                         - Member

g)      Representative of the University Research Committee          - Member

h)     One Postgraduate Student Representative                           - Member

i)       Heads of Departments                                                        - In attendance

j)       Secretary of Postgraduate School                                        - Secretary

 

STUDENTS POPULATION

 

As at 2018/2019 academic session, the total number of registered students is 847.  Out of this number, 323 are fresh students while 524 are returning students.  The population is increasing every year.  In 2019/2020 academic session which commences on 24th February 2020, 417 more candidates were offered admission to study various postgraduate programmes.

 

LIST OF DEANS FROM INCEPTION TO DATE:

From inception to date, the following were appointed as Deans of the Postgraduate School:

Table 2:

 

S/No.

Name of Deans

Designation

From

To

1

Prof. A. R. Mohammed

Dean, PGS

19/04/2011

20/12/2011

2

Prof. Atiku Garba Yahaya

Dean, PGS

2011

2013

3

Prof. Aliyu Muhammad Bunza

Dean, PGS

16/04/2013

2015

4

Prof. Ibrahim Sada

Dean, PGS

1/04/2015

10/04/2017

5

Prof. Mani Ahmed

Dean, PGS

04/05/2017

8/01/2019

6

Dr. Hamisu Musa

Dean, PGS

9/01/2019

To date