Directorate of General Studies



About the Directorate of General Studies Program

The National Universities Commission (NUC) directed, Nigerian Universities to introduce a program on national awareness and the program should be made compulsory for all students in Nigerian Universities. An enabling decree was promulgated in 1977 for the establishment and recognition of General Studies directorate in all Nigerian Universities. In accordance with the provision of the Decree and the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Gombe State University has since inception in 2004 established and mounted all the prescribed General Studies Courses which are domiciled in appropriate departments of the University. The courses are coordinated centrally and examined in the semester in which they are taught by the Directorate. All the courses are computed as part of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of every student. In view of the peculiar nature of the General Studies courses, reading manuals are prepared for each course to enable students to understand the GENS courses better. The reading manuals are unique collections put together to give a first hand, and practical over-view of General Studies. The GENS lecturers have carefully selected the topics to reflect the syllabus as contained in the course content prepared based on the National Universities Commission Minimum Bench Mark.

Vision of statement

The central vision of the DGS is the facilitation of communication and collaboration, from a broad inter and multi-disciplinary perspective, through language study, literary sensitivity, the use of information and communication technology, and sharing the human experience which is central to intellectual, liberal, and cultural understanding

Objectives of the Directorate

Among the objectives of the Directorate is to provide a cross disciplinary teaching and instruction which are intended to get students and graduates of Gombe State University to make substantial gain in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills. At present, the Directorate converted from the traditional mode of teaching to electronic e-teaching and learning as well as ‘E’ assessment especially the Computer Based Testing (CBT). This transformation fast track teaching and learning and make it easy and convenient for both the teachers and the students of Gombe State University.

Mission of statement

The primary mission of the Directorate of General Studies (DGS) is cross-disciplinary teaching and instruction which are intended to get students and graduates of GSU to make substantial gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing skills. In general, then the Directorate of General studies seek to get its graduates to have a foundation of skills and knowledge and disciplinary grounding in broader areas than their narrow disciplinary expertise.


S/N Name Position Designation
1 Prof. A.U Elnafaty Vice Chancellor Chairman
2 Dr. NY Pindiga Director EV Chairman
3 Dr. H.I Ibrahim Deputy Director Member
4 Hajiya Hauwa Umar Ibrahim Admin Officer Secretary
5 Malam Ahmed Garba Executive Officer Assistant Secretary
6 Auwalu Dalha General exams Officer Member
7 Al-Amin Mohammed Part-Time Exams Officer Member
8 Florence G. Ogunjimi Staff Adviser Member
9 Representative of the Directorate of Academic Planning Representative Member
10 Representative of the Directorate of ICT Representative Member


S/N Name Designation Date
1 Dr. NY Pindiga Director 2022-Present
2 Haj. Hauwa I. Umar Admin Officer 2023-Present
3 Dr. M L Madugu Director 2021-2022
4 Dr. S.A Yauta A.g Director 2016-2021
5 Dr. H.I Ibrahim Deputy Director 2024-Present
6 Auwalu Dalha General Exams Officer 2016 - Present
7 Florence T.O 300 Level Exams Officer 2021-Present
8 Al-Amin Muhammad Part Time Exams Officer 2019-Present
9 Malam Ahmad Garba Admin Officer II 2023-Date
10 Bello Anas Hamza Computer Operator 2023-Date


100 Level First semester
Course Code Title Credit Unit
GSTS111 Communication in English 2
100 Level Second semester
Course Code Title Credit Unit
GSTS112 Nigerian People and Culture 2
200 Level First Semester
Course Code Title Credit Unit
GSTS212 Philosophy, Logic, Environment and Sustainable Development 2
300 Level First Semester
Course Code Title Credit Unit
GSTS311 Peace and Conflict Resolution 2