Director’s Profile

Dr Rukayyat Gurin
Director's Profile

Dr. Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin ,mni attended the University of Maiduguri; School of Basic Studies (1976-1978), obtained  a B.Ed, Education and Islamic Studies (1978-1981), M.Ed, Curriculum Studies (1986) and Ph.D, Curriculum Instructions (1995).

Dr. Gurin started her career in 1982 as a Tutor at the Staff School of the University of Maiduguri. In 1986, she joined the Department of Education and served as Graduate Assistant in the same University. She rose to the rank of lecturer I, before joining the NUC in 1997, as Assistant Chief Research Officer in the Department of Research and Innovation.

Dr. Gurin has served in various Departments including Departments of Research and Postgraduate Development, Academic Planning and Research, Quality Assurance, Inspection and Monitoring, and Student Support Services. She was appointed Deputy Director in 2007, a position she held before her acting appointment. She also served as Directing staff at NIPSS, Kuru.

She attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, 2011 and is a Member of the National Institute (mni). Dr. Gurin also attended various courses both locally and abroad, including the Peace and Conflict Resolution (Pretoria South Africa), Gender Mainstreaming (Ghana), Project Management (Ibadan), Inter Personal Communication in Dubai and entrepreneurship training in Atlanta, USA.

Vision

Our vision is to be a catalyst in the Commission’s drive to deploy strategies for improving Nigerian university students career opportunities and sense of social responsibility.

Mission

The mission of the Department is to ensure the deployment of career management initiatives that will enable students to acquire critical life skills in order for them to make informed career decisions and choices from among several alternatives and also of enhancing their social development and welfare across the Nigerian University System.

Mandate & Functions

The functions of the department include the following;

  1. Encouraging universities to develop and deploy career development and management initiatives that will help students develop critical lifelong learning skills that will enable them make wise and intelligent decisions and choices of careers.
  2. Facilitating and coordinating the emergence of Counseling and Human Development Centres with well-developed resources in all Nigerian Universities.
  • Setting standards for the universities to evolve programmes that will help students acquire requisite Leadership skills.
  1. Facilitating the entrenchment of Entrepreneurship Education and skills development for university students.
  2. Facilitating and coordinating the establishment of Entrepreneurship Study Centres in Nigerian Universities and monitoring of same.
  3. Facilitating the evolution of policies and guidelines that will ensure adequate student welfare on university campuses.
  • Facilitating in all universities, the inculcation of Nigerian value systems and also of national orientation in collaboration with other relevant agencies.
  • Facilitating the development of effective communication system between students and university authorities.
  1. Ensuring the implementation of government policies on university admissions and examinations as may be laid down from time to time, including the conduct of student screening.
  2. Supervising and monitoring the implementation of strategies aimed at eradicating anti-social activities on university campus.
  3. Liaising with other relevant agencies such as JAMB, NYSC, etc to facilitate and ensure compliance with government policies on admission and youth mobilization.
  • Ensuring the contribution of games to the social, cultural and economic regeneration of university communities.

Departmental Divisions

Career Services Division

The Division has three Sections; namely:

(i)  Career Management and Advisory Services,

(ii) Culture, Value and National Orientation,

(iii) Leadership.

Functions of the Division include the following:

  • Setting standards and encouraging universities to deploy career development and management initiatives that will help students develop critical lifelong learning skills so as to enable them make wise and intelligent decisions and choices from among several alternatives.
  • Facilitating and coordinating the emergence of counseling and human development centres with well-developed resources in all Nigerian Universities.
  • Liaising with the universities and relevant agencies to help students acquire requisite Leadership skills.
  • Ensuring entrenchment of programmes aimed at the inculcation of Nigerian value systems and national orientation in all universities in collaboration with relevant agencies.
Entrepreneurship Development Division

The Division has three Sections; namely:

  1. Entrepreneurship Education.
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation.
  3. Capacity Building

The functions of the Division include:

  • Ensuring the production of Entrepreneurship Education curriculum for use by all Universities.
  • Facilitating and coordinating the establishment and monitoring of Entrepreneurship Study Centres in Nigerian Universities.
  • Developing training manuals use in the Entrepreneurship Study Centres.
  • Assisting towards building and strengthening capacity for the implementation of entrepreneurship education  programme in all Universities
  • Ensuring the establishment of an African Entrepreneurship Resource and Knowledge Centre fully equipped and functional in the Commission.
  • Supporting collaboration with extensive research portfolio with African and other entrepreneurship institutions world-wide.
  • Assisting Universities to explore the enterprise potentials of Students through business plan competitions/festivals and other similar motivational events.
  • Coordinating and monitoring activities of Entrepreneurship Study Centre (ESCs) for optimum performance.
  • Advising on the funding needs of the programme across the system.
  • Liaising with the Association of Entrepreneurship Educators and other similar organizations within and outside Nigeria in order to strengthen viability of the programme.
  • Facilitating universities activities with Micro finance institutions for assisting graduates with viable projects to secure start- up soft loans.
  • Initiating and building a data bank where adequate information on strategy, marketing, financial resources, linkages and even further training on entrepreneurship can be obtained.
Students' Welfare Division

The Division has four Sections; namely:

  1. Admissions and Examinations
  2. Communications
  3. Discipline, Ethics and Campus Safety
  4. Sports Development

Functions of the Division include the following:

  • Ensuring the implementation of government policies on university admissions and examinations as may be laid down from time to time, including the conduct of student screening.
  • Supervising and monitoring the implementation of strategies aimed at eradicating anti-social activities on campus.
  • Liaising with other relevant agencies such as JAMB, NYSC, etc to facilitate and ensure compliance with government policies on admission and youth mobilization.
  • Ensuring the contribution of games to the social, cultural and economic regeneration of our university communities.
  • Ensuring the availability and monitoring sporting facilities in the Universities.
  • Enhance suitable collaboration between the commission and the Federal Ministry of Sports and other sporting Federation e.g, NFF, NFL, AFN, NHF.
  • Ensure the organization of periodic collegial games to ensure maximum use of sporting facilities.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in student Welfare Programmes being rendered in the Universities and identifying areas that require intervention.
  • Monitor government policies and guidelines with regards to lecture rooms, general environment, hostel accommodation, health facilities and conveniences.
  • Liaising with university authorities and also ALL student bodies with a view to ensuring centres and safe university environment for effective learning.
Youth Development Division

The Division which is sub-divided into the following sections:

  1. Culture, Value and National Orientation &
  2. Sports Development Section is mainly charged with the following functions;
  • Developing strategies for coordinating the inculcation of Nigerian value system and national orientation in all universities in collaboration with relevant agencies.
  • Ensure proper implementation of network on value orientation and promoting the coordination of socio-cultural activities in all Nigerian Universities.
  • Promote the development of strategies aimed at providing and improving sports and recreational facilities in Nigerian Universities.
  • Ensure the provision of sports facilities on all campuses.
  • Assist in the monitoring the implementation of government policies on sports in Nigerian Universities in order to ensure strict compliance to set standards.
  • Enhance suitable collaboration between the Commission and the Federal Ministry of Sports and other sports federations such as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Nigeria Football League (NFL), Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and Nigeria Handball Federation (NHF).
  • Enhance suitable collaborations between the Commission and the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Centre for Arts and Culture, National Orientation Agency and the Presidency.