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Department of Languages – Federal University of Kashere
Email: info@fukashere.edu.ng

Department of Languages

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Languages was established in 2012. It is one of the foundation departments of the Federal University Kashere. It is aimed at training students that will graduate with a B.A. Degree in either English Arabic, or Hausa. The B.A English program was the pioneering program of the department. The Arabic and Hausa programs were introduced in the 2013/2014 academic sessions. Each of the degrees consists of two disciplines: Language and Literature. At the end of the four years or three years program for UTME and Direct Entry respectively, students would have been well grounded in these areas.

The first head of Department of Languages was Dr Yusuf Maitama Abubakar. He ran the Department from 2011/2012 session to 2013/2014 session. He handed over the Department to Professor Saleh Abdu whose headship commenced in August 2014 and will end in August 2016.

In Languages department, there is a concern to help the student develop knowledge of  English language as well as understand and apply the principles of Language-study in a broad range of linguistic situations and the ever expanding demand for technological and creative usage of language for communication. The emphasis is basically on the acquisition of critical skills necessary to sift through and help develop the growing corpus of African Literature in all genres, as well as understand the processes by which these genres develop in English and world Literature.

MISSION
As part of the liberal arts, the mission of the Languages department is to: “prepare graduates who creatively address the challenges of the world through the vehicle of language.” Specifically, the mission emphasizes critical thinking about language and language use, problem solving through language, and expressing ideas clearly and concisely in speaking and writing in order to achieve adequate self-expression and self-actualization in language. We encourage students to develop a global perspective and an appreciation and tolerance for a more diverse society vital for living in an increasingly interdependent world.

VISION
As a languages department, our vision of language study is encompassed by the following beliefs:

We believe that language study refers to self-discovery, understanding one’s natural and social worlds, and taking informed action in a globalized society.
We define a linguist/literary artist as any individual engaging in conceptual change, and teaching as an intellectual activity.

PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

  • B.A Arabic Language
  • B.A English Language
  • B.A Hausa Language

LIST OF STAFF WITH THEIR RANK AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

ARABIC UNIT

S/N NAME RANK SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Adam Adebayo Sirajudeen Professor Arabic, Dr. Muhammad Saleh Jamal Reader Arabic Studies, Dr. Muhammad Safiyyu Abdulkadir Senior Lecturer Arabic, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Senior Lecturer Arabic, Dr. Tukur Muhammad Inuwa Senior Lecturer Arabic, Dr. Muhammad Salisu Yakubu Senior Lecturer Arabic, Dr. Abdulkareem Isa Sarumi Senior Lecturer Arabic Literature, Dr. Muhammad Shariff Ramadan Lecturer I Arabic Literature, Dr. Abdulrafiu Abdulraheem Aselejo Lecturer I Arabic Literature, Dr. Muhammad Auwal Adam Lecturer II Arabic, Dr. Sulyman Ibrahim Gurumoh Assistant Lecturer Arabic, Dr. Usman Gwani Danjuma Assistant Lecturer Arabic, Mr. Yusuf Muhammad Baba Assistant Lecturer Arabic, Mr. Shehu Alhassan Melleri Assistant Lecturer Arabic Literature, Mr. Sammani Hassan Hussaini Assistant Lecturer Arabic, Mr. Musa Abdullahi Assistant Lecturer Arabic Linguistics, Mr. Mahmud Isa Duguri Assistant Lecturer Arabic Language, Mr. Muhammad Tukur Abdullahi Assistant Lecturer Arabic Studies, Mr. Shehu Usman Umar Assistant Lecturer Arabic Literature and Criticism Mr. Abdullahi Abubakar Zaranda Graduate Assistant Arabic.

LIST OF STAFF WITH THEIR RANK AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

HAUSA UNIT

S/N NAME RANK SPECIALIZATION

Mr. Ibrahim Lamido Lecturer II Hausa Literature, Mr. Usman Ibrahim Lecturer II Hausa Culture, Mr. Muhammed Sa?idu Gumau Assistant Lecturer Hausa/Linguistics, Mrs. Fatimah Tukur Aliyu Graduate Assistant.
LIST OF STAFF WITH THEIR RANK AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

ENGLISH UNIT

S/N NAME RANK SPECIALIZATION

Prof. Saleh Abdu Professor Literature in English, Dr. Babayo Muhammad Aliyu Senior Lecturer Language, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Gombe Lecturer I Literature, Dr. Abubakar Bappa Lecturer II English Literature, Dr. Mohammed Auwal Lecturer II English Language, Mr. Fai Kasimo Nyosori Lecturer II English Literature, Mr. Danjuma Mohammed Assistant Lecturer English Language, Mr. Ahmad Lamido Assistant Lecturer English Language, Mrs. Comfort Usman Mshelbwala Assistant Lecturer English Language, Mr. Auwal Abubakar Assistant Lecturer Linguistics, Mrs. Shiranthi Somasandra Assistant Lecturer Literature in English, Miss. Ajakaye Damilola Olamide Assistant Lecturer English Language, Mrs. Hadiza Baba Ba?aba Assistant Lecturer Semantics, Mrs. Altine Yakubu Pane Graduate Assistant English, Mr. Hamza Zaruku Graduate Assistant English, Mr. Umar Abubakar Sadiq Graduate Assistant English, Mr. Aliyu Yakubu Abdulkadir Graduate Assistant English.

LIST OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF WITH THEIR RANK AND QUALIFICATION

S/N NAME RANK QUALIFICATION

Mansur Mohammed G. Administration Assistant B Sc. (Hons) Business Administration, Mr. Abubakar Zubairu Administration Assistant B.A. Arabic Language & Literature, Mr. Bashir Ibrahim Administration Assistant B.A. Islamic Studies, Mr. Samuel Toba Adedoyin Higher Technical Officer HND in Mass Communication, Mr. Dalhatu Abubakar Ahmed Information/Public Relation Officer B. Tech. (Hons) Information and Communications Technology, Mr. Usman Muhammad Confidential Secretary I ND in Secretarial Studies, Mr. Auwalu Sambo Executive Officer Diploma in Public Administration, Mr Abubakar Bello Wambai Clerical Officer S.S.C.E.