THE vice chancellor of the Federal University, Dutse, in Jigawa State, Professor Fatima Batulu Muktar, has disclosed that the institution will commence Law and Islamic Studies this year.
According to a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Malam Abdullahi Yahaya Bello in Dutse, the vice chancellor, Professor Muktar disclosed this while receiving the executive members of the Jigawa Council of Ulama who paid her a courtesy visit in her office last Tuesday (December 31).
The statement further stated that the vice chancellor expressed her gratitude to the council for finding time to pay her a courtesy visit.
“The Faculty of Law is in the academic brief of the university, and it will come up in 2021,” she said.
The VC added that the “Department of Islamic Studies will come under the Faculty of Education which shall be established in 2020.”
Speaking earlier, the chairman Jigawa State Council of Ulama, Khadi Bashir Ahmed Birninkudu, commended the vice chancellor over her achievements in the university.
He said it had become necessary to recognise the effort of the vice chancellor in view of the rapid transformation of the university under her watch, adding that the university had witnessed rapid infrastructural development especially road network and gigantic buildings that have sprung up all over the campus.
“The smooth academic sessions and consistent graduation ceremony by the university show that the working environment is conducive for teaching and learning,” Khadi Ahmed emphased.
He appealed to the vice chancellor to establish the Faculty of Law and Islamic Studies in order to provide a platform for teeming Jigawa indigenes who want these courses, adding that the state has enough manpower in academia to teach these programmes.