The University Senate established the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) in 2004 and was approved by National Universities Commission to run postgraduate studies in 2009/2010 academic session. Academic activities commenced in 2005/2006 academic session. The Postgraduate programme has grown tremendously in terms of programmes’ growth and students’ enrolment.
The SPGS has accomplished incomparable goals within its short time of birth; this is because of management determination and diligence in postgraduate administration. With strong postgraduate governance mechanisms and instruments, the SPGS has been able to utilize every of the available resources to promote academic integrity and produced about 11, 000 graduands from its inception to 2018.
NSUK is a comprehensive University with a broad mission of postgraduate education, research, and service to society. From 26 approved programmes at the point of approval for establishment of the SPGS by NUC, the SPGS currently houses 294 postgraduate programmes covering academic and professional Diploma and higher degrees across eight Faculties of Administration, Agriculture, Arts, Education, Environmental Science, Law, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences, and two institutes and centres.
Despite economic and competitive challenges over the last fourteen years, SPGS has maintained focus and taken significant steps to actualize its vision. Its accomplishments over the years are a testament to the integrity and strength of the University management, SPGS Board and Management and to the dedication of the faculty and staff who remain committed to the vision, mission, and goals of the school.
SPGS has been under the leadership of seven (7) Deans since inception. The pioneer Dean was Prof. P.A. Eniayeju (Nov., 2006-June, 2010), followed by Prof. (Mrs.) Zaynab Alkali (June, 2010-Sept., 2011), Prof. S.O. Smah (Feb., 2012-Feb., 2014), Prof. M.S. Liman (Feb., 2014 -June, 2014- ), Prof. S.A. Abudullahi (June., 2014-June, 2015), Prof. I.M. Fodio (June, 2015-Oct., 2016), and currently Prof. S.A.S. Aruwa (Oct., 2016-date).