Brief on the Department of History
Department of History, one of the pioneer Departments to come on stream as the new Benue State University was established in 1992/93. Teaching commenced in the Department with the first batch of B. A. (Hons) students numbering less than 20. Academic staff strength was only 5, without a Professor. The Department has grown over the years and can now boast of over 559 students with an academic staff-students ratio of 35:1. There are 5 Professors, 1 Associate Professor, 3 Senior Lecturers, 2 Lecturers 1, 3 Lecturers II, one Assistant Lecturer and 2 Graduate Assistants. We also have 3 part-time lecturers.
Names of Past and Present Heads of History Department
Professor Yakubu A. Ochef 1993-1998
Dr Atoato D. Igirgi 1998-2001
Professor Armstrong M. Adejo 2001-2005
Dr Emmanuel C. Ayangaor 2005-2006
Professor Armstrong M. Adejo 2006-2009
Professor M. O. Odey 2009 – date
Programmes Offered with Admission Requirements and Course Duration
The Department which started with B.A. (Hons) History programme and has since then introduced more programmes at PhD, Masters and Sub-Degree levels. There are (i) Diploma in Nigerian Cultural Studies, [DNCS], (ii) Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] (Hons) History, (iii) Masters Degree [M.A.] in History, and (iv) Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.] in History.