Federal University Gashua (FUGashua) is a university based in Yobe State, northeastern Nigeria. It is a learning and research institution that seeks to solve the immediate needs of the society and give every person the opportunity to acquire knowledge.

The university was established in 2013 by President Goodluck Jonathan. This was done to give every state in Nigeria (those without a federal university) access to higher education and to give all states equal access to education. Yobe State is listed as one of the educationally disadvantaged, with low enrollment in schools and high rate of illiteracy.

In its education sector reform and development, the Federal Government of Nigeria, in 2010, approved the establishment of twelve (12) universities in the six geopolitical zones of the country. This was to expand access to tertiary education for Nigerians. For effective take-off of the universities, an Implementation Committee, which includes the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), and other relevant stakeholders was constituted. The Committee held consultations with governors of the states for the new universities and inspected the proposed sites before submitting its report on 15 November 2010. The implementation of the committee’s report was in phases. The implementation of the first phase started with the establishment of nine Universities, in February 2011. The implementation of the second phase involved the establishment of three Universities including the FUGashua in February 2013. On 18 February 2013, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahaman was appointed Vice-Chancellor, and Sulu Dauda, Registrar (pioneers). In June 2015, FUGashua matriculated its 240 pioneer students. Three years after the maiden matriculation, the student population grew significantly, and in February 2018, 990 students were matriculated


Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Home Economics and Management/Economics

Faculty of Art and Humanities

  • English Language
  • History and International Studies
  • Islamic Studies

Faculty of Management Science

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration

Faculty of Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science

Faculty of Social Science

  • Economics and Development Studies
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology