The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of 39 postgraduate (PG) programmes and 16 additional undergraduate courses at the Sokoto State University.


According to NAN, the 39 postgraduate programmes cover diplomas, Masters and PhDs in different disciplines.

The 16 undergraduate courses cut across such fields as education, language, and the social sciences.

Zayyanu Shehu, the variety’ PRO, in a statement on Saturday, said Sani Dangoggo, the VC, confirmed the development following a verification visit by the NUC to the institution.


He said the NUC conveyed its approval in a letter dated November 8 and signed by Noel Saliu, its director of academic planning, on behalf of Abubakar Rasheed, its executive secretary.

Shehu said that the commencement of PG programmes by the university is with effect from the 2021/2022 academic session.

Established in 2009, the Sokoto State University began academic activities in 2013.


At present, it offers 23 undergraduate programmes.

Approved postgraduate programmes

  • M.Sc. Sociology
  • PhD Sociology
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Development Studies
  • Masters of Development Studies
  • Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies.
  • M.Sc. Political Science
  • PhD Political Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • M.Ed. Educational Management
  • PhD Educational Management
  • M.Ed. Mathematics Education
  • M.Ed. Computer Science Education
  • PhD Mathematics Education
  • M.Ed. Physics Education
  • PhD Physics Education
  • M. Ed. Biology Education
  • PhD Biology Education
  • M.Ed. Chemistry Education
  • PhD Chemistry Education
  • M.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
  • PhD Guidance and Counselling
  • M. A Islamic Studies
  • PhD Islamic Studies
  • M.A Arabic, PhD Arabic
  • M.A History, PhD History
  • M.A Hausa Studies
  • PhD Hausa Studies
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • PhD Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • PhD Chemistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. Biochemistry

Approved undergraduate courses

  • B.Sc. Plant Biology
  • B.Sc. Industrial Mathematics
  • B.Sc Information Technology
  • B.Sc. Statistics
  • B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • BA. (Ed) English Education
  • BA (Ed) History Education
  • B. Ed. Integrated Science
  • B. Ed. Social Studies
  • B.A. (Ed.) Arabic Education
  • B. A. (Ed.) Islamic Studies Education
  • B. A. (Ed.) Hausa Studies
  • B.Sc. (Ed.) Geography Education
  • B.Sc. (Ed.) Political Science
  • B.Sc. (Ed.) Education Economics


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