Director’s Profile

Alh. Abdulahi Hamza
Director's Profile

Alh. Abdullahi Hamza started his education in 1970 when he enrolled into the Local Education Authority (L.E.A.) Primary School, Kofar Fada in Zaria city. He proceeded to the Government College, Kaduna, for his secondary education, which he completed in June, 1981. He undertook a 2-year pre-degree course in the arts & social science subjects of History, Government and English Literature in Kaduna State College of Advanced Studies, Zaria (now Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic). He obtained a B.A. (Hons) degree in Public Administration (1986) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA),specialising in University Management (2000), from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He served the mandatory one year national service under the NYSC scheme in the old Ondo State (now Ondo & Ekiti States) from 1986 to1987.

Alh. Abdullahi Hamza’s working career started in August, 1987, when he joined the Kaduna State Civil Service as an Assistant Secretary Grade II on GL 08 and was posted to the Governor’s Office, Department of Establishments& Training. He left the Kaduna State Civil Service in 1990 and joined the services of the National Universities Commission (NUC) on 5th July, 1990, as a Personnel Officer II on CONTISS 07. Professionally, he is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration (FCAI); Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) MINM; and Member of the African Network on Internationalisation of Education (MANIE). From 1990 to date, Alh. Abdullahi Hamza has attended over sixteen (16) Executive & Professional Development Courses, within and outside Nigeria. He was appointment as Director, Lagos Office on the 18th of January, 2016 and subsequently, Director, Directorate for the Establishment of Private Universities (DEPU) in 2017.

Mandate & Functions

Directorate’s Divisions

Academic Matters Division

Division is headed by Malam Aminu Abba (Deputy Director)


  1. Academic Brief Analysis Unit
  2. Course Structure & Synopsis Analysis Unit


Masterplan & Infrastructure Division

Division is Headed by Mr Mustapha Rasheed (Deputy Director)


  1. Masterplan Analysis Unit
  2. physical Facilities Unit
Governance & Legal Matters Division

Acting Head of Division is Barrister (Mrs) Umma Kaltume Amu


  1. University Law Analysis Unit
  2. University Governance Unit