FEDERAL UNIVERSITY GASHUA (FUGashua) is a university based in Yobe State, Northeastern Nigeria. It is a research institution that seeks to solve immediate needs of the society and give every person the opportunity to acquire knowledge.
Federal University, Gashua
Motto in English: Knowledge is Success
Location: Gashua, Nigeria
Gombe Campus: Urban
The university was established in 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan. This was done to give every state of Nigeria (those without a federal university) access to higher education and to give all states equal access to education. Yobe State is listed as one of the educationally disadvantaged with low enrollment in schools and high rate of illiteracy.
In its Education Sector reform and development, the Federal Government of Nigeria, in 2010, approved the establishment of twelve (12) universities in the six geopolitical zones of the country. This was to expand access to tertiary education for Nigerians. For effective take off of the universities, an Implementation Committee which includes National Universities Commission (NUC), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and other relevant stakeholders was constituted. The Committee held consultations with governors of the states for the new universities and inspected the proposed sites before submitting its report on 15 November 2010. The implementation of the committee’s report was in phases. The implementation of the first phase started with the establishment of nine Universities, in February 2011. The implementation of the second phase involved the establishment of three Universities including the FUGashua in February 2013. On 18 February 2013, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahaman was appointed Vice-Chancellor, and Sulu Dauda, Registrar (pioneers).
In June 2015, FUGashua matriculated its 240 pioneer students. Three years after the maiden matriculation, student population grew significantly, and in February 2018, 990 students were matriculated.
FUGashua offers over 20 courses in five faculties.
Faculty of Agriculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Forestry and Wildlife Management
Home Economics and Management/Economics
Faculty of Art and Humanities
History and International Studies
Faculty of Management Science
Faculty of Sciences
Information and Communication Science
Faculty of Social Science
Economics and Development Studies