Human Resource

Directorate of Human Resources Development (DHRD)

Dr. Dahiru Inuwa Ibrahim


History of the Directorate

Gombe State University was established in 2004 by the then Executive Governor of Gombe State Alh. Muhammad Danjuma Goje. After more than a decade of its existence as conventional University, the second Vice Chancellor, Prof. Umar Musa Ibrahim established the Directorate of Human Resources Development (DHRD); and appointed its pioneer Director Dr Dahiru Inuwa Ibrahim. At its inception, the Directorate was mandated to coordinate Diploma and Certificate programmes. Hence, the beginning of Diploma and Certificates programmes in the year 2016 by the University. Interestingly, after the commencement of the Diploma and Certificate Programmes, the National University Commission (NUC) granted the University approval to mount part-time Degree Programmes. The vice chancellor also charged the Directorate with the responsibility of coordinating the Part-time Undergraduate Programmes. Immediately, the Director constituted a five member committee headed by Dr Abubakar M. Saidu Dukku to come up with a modality of implementation of theprogrammes. The committee submitted its report in December, 2016. The report was considered and approved by the Vice Chancellor, in February 2017. This gave the Directorate an avenue of providing dual academic programmes i.e. Diploma and Degree Programmes


Attainment of academic excellence that would be achieved through teaching research and consultancy services to the immediate community, the nation and the wider world. This would be achieved by providing diverse and varied programmes relevant to the society.


The Directorate of Human Resources Development is aim at offering challenging but supportive atmosphere for conducting different studies and research and make original contributions to knowledge and scholarship, through support from the available human resources.

Operational Setting of the Directorate

  •  The Directorate started operation in 2015/2016 Academic Session at its permanent site located within the campus of the University by setting up few administrative facilities in its permanent building. Thus interested departments were invited to prepare and submit Diploma curriculums. Consequently, the following Diploma Programmes took effect
  •  Accounting
  •  Banking & Finance
  •  Business Administration
  •  Computer Science
  •  Public Administration
  •  Library Science
  •  Science Laboratory Technology
  •  Certificate in Arabic Proficiency
  •  Certificate in Health Science & Health Promotion
  •  Certificate in Educational Management
  •  It is very imperative to say that, in the 2019/2020 two (2) additional Diploma courses were added, these include:
  •  Diploma in Shari'a & Civil Law
  •  Professional Diploma in Health Information Management

Contacts, Mode of Instructions & Evaluations

The contacts/lectures are conducted during weekend i.e. on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the Semester. The examinations are conducted using conventional testing procedure used in the University i.e. Essay Examinations. In the case of B.A. (Ed) & B.Sc. (Ed) Students, at 100 & 200 levels, the students will be fully engaged in academic work in both the first and second semesters. However, at the 300 level, students will be engaged in full academic work in the first semester but will be involved in the required full academic term of three months teaching practice in the second semester. In 400 & 500 levels the students will be fully engaged in academic and project work. By 2016/2017 sessions the Directorate started it Degree Programmes with some selected Departments: Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration and Education (English, Islamic, CRS and History). These Departments were selected based on their NUC approval and commitment. After the 2017 NUC accreditation, the following programmes secured full accreditation and hence granted approval to offer Part-time Degrees: Economics, History, Islamic Studies, CRS, Political Science and Sociology

Available Courses of the Undergraduate Part-Time Degree Programs

  •  By the beginning of 2018/2019 academic session, the Directorate offers the following Undergraduate Part-Time Degree Programmes:
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Accounting
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Business Administration
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) CRS
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Economics
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Islamic Studies
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Public Administration
  •  B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology
  •  B.A. (Hons) History
  •  B.A. (Ed) Hons. Education English
  •  B.A. (Ed) Hons. Education History
  •  B.A. (Ed) Hons. Education C.R.S
  •  B.A. (Ed) Hons. Education I.R.S

Philosophy of the Part-Time Programmes

The Part-time Degree Programme is aim at training high level professionals and future leaders in the field of academics, managers, policy-makers and researchers through exposures to broad and complex fields of theories and practices in various fields of human learning as well as enhancing abilities to use research to analyze and evaluate current structures and future reforms of Nigeria.

Objectives of Part-Time Programmes

  •  The various Part-Time Degree Programmes are specifically designed to accomplish the following objectives:
  •  Encourage critical thinking through broad based knowledge in the field of Management, Sciences & Education and allied studies
  •  Offer challenging but supportive atmosphere for conducting different studies and research and make original contributions to knowledge and scholarship
  •  Develop inquisitive and research oriented individuals that would be equipped with abilities to meet professional and research needs in various specialized fields locally and internationally
  •  Provide avenues for practicing and prospective teachers and administrators to become high level professionals and researchers in various fields of human endeavours

Academic Session

Each Academic session consists of two semesters. Each semester normally comprises at least 13 weeks of teaching and two weeks for examinations.

Duration of the Programmes

All Part – time Degree Programmes are to last for 5 to 6 academic sessions. For Direct entry the duration is 4 to 5 years.