Head Of Department

About The Department

The core values of the Department include a collective commitment to disciplined scholarship geared towards the creation, preservation and transmission of historical knowledge for the good of society. It strives to train students to acquire the skills of historical analysis, and to interrogate events, past and present in order to thereby proffer informed understandings of future occurrences.


Our vision is to excel in every field of human endeavours, lead in managing the socio-economic and political affair of our nation and the world at large using historical perspective.


The mission of the Department of History is to produce graduate that are academically, professionally and morally sound. Furthermore, the Department intends to lead in inculcating a high sense of humility among her products, foster unity between staff and students so as to enhance the spirit of mutual cooperation for a common purpose.


  •  In addition to the general university entry requirements and requirements for University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Candidates seeking admission into the Department of History, Gombe State University, must possess the following requisite requirements:
  •  Five credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalents in the relevant subject areas, including English Language, History or Government
  •  Candidates for admission by Direct Entry, must possess one of the following qualification
  •  At least two GCE ‘A’ level/IJMB subjects with passes in History or Government and at least one other subject. This is in addition to the senior secondary school requirements stated above.
  •  National Diploma, from recognize polytechnics or colleges of Education with a grade not below lower credit, or NCE in History Education. These are in addition or the ‘O’ level requirement stated above.


  •  A student shall qualify for the award of a degree when he/she has:
  •  Completed and passed all the courses he/she registered for, including compulsory courses and required/elective courses as may be offered by the University/Faculty.
  •  Obtained a minimum CGPA not less than 1.5
  •  c. Earned the minimum credit units of not less than 144 for UTME and 108 for DE candidates.


  •  To create a Department, and a crop of staff and students that are active and effective participants in the field of intellectual historical inquiry and discourse at both the national and international levels through sustained and rigorous research, critical analysis and the dissemination of the results of such research.
  •  To promote and encourage the understanding of the need for the preservation, dissemination and utilization of historical knowledge and sources of historical information within the University Community and in the wider community within and outside the state.
  •  To promote among all students and the wider public an understanding of the meaning of History; the historical, cumulative nature of all knowledge; the reality of the past as a critical dimension of the present and thus of the future.
  •  To enable every graduating history student to acquire a proper understanding of the nature and dynamics of history as the reality of human experience over time; a reality that is at once diverse, complex and holistic.
  •  To enable every graduating student of the department to acquire a thorough understanding of the methodology of historical inquiry and the ability to apply that methodology and the discipline of History as a foundation for life – long learning and application of knowledge for the good of society.
  •  To give students a thorough grasp of Nigerian history and historiography and of historical movements of significance across the world. The purpose is to make the student comprehend the historical forces and developments which have shaped and are shaping the lives and people of Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world. It is also to develop in the students the commitment and capacity to consciously relate to these forces and developments in ways which foster Nigerian and African unity and independence.
  •  To provide students with advantages usually associated with historical training, viz: critical and analytical faculty and balanced judgment needed particularly in administrative and managerial responsibilities.