The Department of History and Diplomatic Studies was established in 2010. It is one of the pioneers Department of the Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Federal University, Kashere. The Department offers B.A History and Diplomatic Studies. It wasn’t until in July 2012 that academic activities commenced in the Department with the enrolment of Fourteen (14) Students into 100 levels for the first academic session (2011/2012). Two of the students left the Department for several reasons. That is, one left because of deficiency while the other one got admission somewhere else.
A total number twelve students (12) were left. With the commencement of the second academic session (2012/2013), the number of students’ enrolment increased significantly to twenty-nine (29). Two of these students were withdrawn from the Department leaving a total number of twenty seven (27). The third session (2013/2014) students’ enrolment was fourteen (14). In 2014/2015 academic session, eighteen (18) students’ were enlisted for the programme. One of the students left the Department shortly after registration leaving a total number of seventeen students (17) for the session.
The Department initially opened with four academic staff in the person of Mr. Misbubahu Saidu, David Chapola Nggada, Aminu Bakari Buba and ABubakar Lawan. To pilot the affairs of the Department, Mr. David Chapola Nggada was from inception appointed as Ag. Head of Department, a responsibility he held from July 2012 to July 2015. Presently the Department is headed by Dr. Ugbeggeli I. Sylvester
At the moment, two of the pioneer staff have been granted study fellowiship to enable them pursue their Master Degrees. In the same vein, soon after the commencement of the first academic session (2011/2012), Dr. Dalha Waziri and Mukhtar Nasiru were appointed visiting lecturers while Professor Joel Patrick Dada was appointed the first External Examiner for the Department. Similarly, Dr. A.A Fari and Professor Saliba B. James were appointed on visiting in the subsequent year.
As the student progressively moved to the next levels and due to increase in number of courses in the Department, as well as the release of two of the pioneer staff for study fellowship to pursue their Master Degrees, a vacuum was created for more staff. Hence, Mr. Faisal Musa, Mr. Kabir Muhammad and Mrs. Maryam Jungudu were recruited in 2013 to boost the staff strength. Meanwhile Mr. Teryima Albert Anloho and Dr. Talla Ngarka Sunday also joined the Department as substantive and visiting staff respectively in 2014. By the end of the year 2014, Professor Ibrahim Maina Waziri Dr. Umar Hamman Diram were equally appointed visiting lecturers in the Department. At the dawn of 2015, Dr. Zara Kwaghe also came into the service of the Department as visiting lecturer. By the second half of the year 2015 Dr. Agba paise Terna, Dr. Ugbegili I. Sylvester, Usman Mu’azu Alhassan and Yakubu Samaila Maina were appointed academic staff in the Department. Dr. Ugbegili I. Sylvester who came in on sabbatical was eventually appointed Head of the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies. This appointment took effect from 1st of August, 2015. Currently there are nineteen academic staff and two non academic staff in the services of the Department.
Philosophy: the programme is designed to utilize the dynamism of History, allow it to adequately respond to the challenges of global change and reinvigorate its scope and content through new perspectives to accord with global trend and contribute meaning fully in the scheme of things at Local and International levels.
Mission: the mission of the programme is to produce enlightened graduates with standard of training and capacity to analyze issues of local, national and international significance, and the faculty for critical thinking in applying History to issues of Development and Diplomacy.
Vision: to be reckoned with as an epitome and research centre for the promotion of knowledge and peace for the advancement of mankind and to enhance harmonious human co-existence.
Aims and objectives: the four-year programme aims at developing students’ interpretative and analytical ability and understanding of global issues from a historical and cross-cultural perspective for the promotion of global peace and harmony.
THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO:
Develop the students in both learning and character thereby contributing to the formation of an informed and concerned citizenry.
Make the student aware of the past in order to understand the present, local national, African and global problems;
Help student develop the ability to use historical knowledge to reflect and respond to present global issues and project the future
Instill in students critical and broad mind that will enable them appreciate the various dimensions of any given issue; and
Provide the students with the ability to cope with the task of nation building, diplomacy and global peace through their professional calling