Zamfara State University

Zamfara State University is a public higher learning institution located in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State, Nigeria. It was established in 2018.[1][2] The university was founded and established in 2018 by the then Ex-governor of Zamfara State, Abdul'aziz Yari for the expansion of higher learning education in the state.[3][4]

Zamfara State University
FounderAbdul'aziz Yari
Vice-ChancellorProf. Yahya Zakari
Talata Mafara Zamfara, Nigeria.

Library Edit

On January 4, 2015, the Federal University Gusau Library opened its doors at the university's permanent location with just over 4,000 books and 265 publications (local and international). The majority of the gifts for the collection came from Book Aid for Africa and the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, followed by contributions from Prof. A. D. Forbes and Allen Forbes, the Gusau Institute, and a few other well-known organizations and people.

Currently, the main library is housed in the newly constructed Multipurpose Hall, which is close to the University Medical Center and the Faculty of Humanities & Education. Three faculties and seventeen departments within the university are served by the library. Even as a young library, we can already boast of a collection that includes about twenty one thousand six hundred and eighty six (21,686) volumes of books and about one thousand five hundred and fifty five (1,555) volumes of periodicals/serials, which are made up of domestic and international journals, newsletters, magazines, bulletins, and other publications.[5]

The library databases are:

  • OARE
  • CALIBRE (offline)

Courses offered Edit

Basic Medical Sciences.

  1. B.Sc. Physiotherapy
  2. B.Sc. Nursing
  3. B.Sc. Public Health
  4. B.Sc. Human Diet and Nutrition

See also Edit

Academic libraries in Nigeria

References Edit

  1. ^ "NUC approves Zamfara State University, governor okays N3b for take-off". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2018-03-13. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  2. ^ "Zamfara ex-Gov, Yari expends N3bn on state university project ―Committee". Vanguard News. 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  3. ^ "New Zamfara University set to commence operation - Gov. Yari". 2019-03-18. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  4. ^ "NANS hails Zamfara State govt over establishment of state University". Vanguard News. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  5. ^ "The University Library". Federal University Gusau. Retrieved 2022-12-28.