Sa’adatu Hassan Liman Becomes First Female VC of Nasarawa State University(NSUK) + 9 Facts To Know About Her

Sa’adatu Hassan Liman joins the list of female vice-chancellors in Nigeria.

Sa’adatu Hassan Liman, a professor of Islamic studies, has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).

With this appointment, Liman becomes the first female indigenous vice chancellor in the school’s 22-year history. She also joins the growing list of female vice-chancellors in Nigeria.

In a statement on Thursday, Muhammed Ubandoma Aliyu, the secretary to the state government, confirmed the appointment, which takes effect on April 15, 2024.

NSUK was established under Nasarawa State Law No. 2 of 2001. Academic activities at the institution, however, commenced in March 2002.

Liman has a specialization in the area of women’s rights.

Here are some things to know about her:

1. Liman obtained her bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies with second-class honors (upper division) at the University of Jos in 1998.

2. She rose through the ranks and was confirmed a full professor of Islamic Studies at Nasarawa State University in October 2017.

3. She has held various academic and administrative responsibilities at Nasarawa State University.

4. She served as assistant dean of student affairs from 2010 to 2012, as deputy dean of student affairs from February 2013, acting HOD of Religious Studies from April 2013 to March 2014, and acting HOD of Islamic Studies from March 2014 to October 2014.

5. The professor also served as the deputy dean of student affairs from May 2014 to October 2014.

6. From October 2014 to October 2016, Liman served as the deputy vice-chancellor academic under the tenure of Muhammad Akaro Mainoma.

7. She also served as the director of research and publications from 2019 to 2021.

8. Liman was appointed as DVC Administration by Suleiman Bala Mohammed, the immediate past VC of NSUK, from April 2021 to July 2023.

9. Among other leadership positions she has held, Liman is the president of the Nigeria Association of Female Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS).

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