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 programme was the pioneering programme of the department. The Arabic and Hausa programmes 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 programme 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.

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