Welcome to Faculty of Arts

About Faculty of Arts

Established in 1976, Arts was one of the foundation faculties of the University. The Faculty trains students to develop competencies in the appreciation and appraisal of intellectual ideas, particularly as these relate to the construction of identity and the expression of difference. In the six Departments of the Faculty, namely, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Creative Arts, English, History, and Languages & Linguistics, manpower is trained to support Nigeria's policy objectives in the socio-cultural sector. While maintaining an international outlook, research within the Faculty is also ecologically sensitive, shedding invaluable light on humanistic values in the University's catchments area of North Eastern Nigeria.

The Faculty's slant for socially relevant humanistic scholarship has put staff in the public glare both nationally and internationally. Experience garnered from involvement in externally solicited work is ploughed back into the classroom, thus demonstrating the link between putative recondite theory and real-world problems, quite apart from giving the Faculty's graduates an edge on the job market, locally and internationally.

The Faculty currently runs B.A., M.A, Ph.D. as well as Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma programmes:

The Dean

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The Faculty aims to be a leading center for the development of the artistic and humanistic potentials of our students through teaching and research.


The Faculty of Arts was established to facilitate the development of the critical intellect, which is fundamental for any society that hopes to advance in such disciplines as History, Language, Islamic Studies, and Creative Arts

Current Dean and Heads of Departments

Staff Strength

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Students Population

Department Number of Student
Arabic and Islamic Studies 469
English 412
History 204
Languages and Linguistics 416
Visual and Performaning Arts 9

Postgraduate Progammes


  • Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of History
  • Department of Languages and Linguistics
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Department of FIdustrial Design

Grants, Scholarships and Affiliations

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Research and Innovation

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