Dr. Tahir A. Abubakar AMNIM. TRCN, is a Senior Lecturer and serving Acting Head of Education Department, Al-Qalam University Katsina. He holds Bachelor of Art (Islamic Studies) from the then Katsina University, Katsina and Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto. Dr. Tahir obtained Master’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy both in curriculum studies (Islamic Education) from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia. Prior to his appointment as Acting Head of Education Department, Dr. Tahir served as Level Coordinator and Examination Officer at Department and College Levels respectively. Dr. Tahir is a Member and certified by Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). Dr. Tahir has to his credit many scholarly publications and has participated in various Local and International Conferences/Seminars in diverse fields of Education.
The vision of the Department is to face the challenges posed by modern scientific approaches to teaching in a modern technologically driven world.
The mission of the Department is to produce highly skilled, Allah fearing, technologically driven, refined, and scientifically creative teachers capable of teaching their chosen subjects and handle educational issues.
The Department is currently running ten programes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The programmes cut across Science and Humanities Education. They are:
- B. A. (Ed) Arabic
- B. A. (Ed) English
- B. A. (Ed) Hausa
- B. A. (Ed) Islamic Studies
- B. Sc. (Ed) Biology
- B. Sc. (Ed) Chemistry
- B. Sc. (Ed) Mathematics
- B. Sc. (Ed) Physics
- M. (Ed) Science Education
- PhD Science Education
Generally, at least five credit passes (including English Language and three in relevant subjects) obtained in not more than two sittings in the General Certificate of Education (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), or their equivalents. A candidate should also have acceptable points in both the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Post UTME screening. In addition to the above requirements, candidates applying for direct entry (DE) admissions are required to obtain an ‘A’ level qualification such as NCE, IJMB, GCE ‘A’ level, ND, etc. A minimum of merit is required for NCE, 6 points for IJMB or GCE A level and Lower Credit for ND. To qualify for admission into postgraduate programs, a candidate must possess relevant degree and O’ Level requirement in the program he/she applied. Admission into postgraduate programmes is strictly governed and in compliance with the criteria laid down by the School of Postgraduate Studies