HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The young visionary department was established in January, 2007. The department started with a total number of forty two B.A. Hausa students (i.e 100 level) and eight teaching staff.
On inception, the department was named “Department of Hausa”. However, the University Management approved its renaming as “Department of Nigerian Languages” in March, 2007. Although the Department offers only Hausa language, it will in future teach and conduct research in indigenous Nigerian languages in their various manifestations including literature and culture.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The mandate of the Department is to teach and conduct research in all Nigerian Languages and extend and expand knowledge relevant to the needs of the Nigerian society and indeed the wider world.
All degree programmes of the Department are aimed at producing graduates infused with enthusiasm to make a meaningful contribution to society and in particular in restoring the indigenous languages, literature and cultures of our society.
The general objectives of awarding a degree in the Department are based on the general objectives of the National University Commission:
1. To expose students to various aspects of their chosen language, linguistics, literature and culture with a view to helping them achieve greater competence and sophistication in their understanding and appreciation of the values inherent in those aspects.
2. To train them to be able to apply their knowledge for the advancement of their society.
3. To prepare them for further studies in the discipline and/or for relevant careers (e.g. teaching, administration etc).
4. To produce highly motivated and conscious Nigerians.