Yobe varsity holds seminar on role of humanities in developmental challenges

By Mohammed Abubakar,

Yobe State University, Damaturu, has ended an informative and interactive seminar titled, "The Role of Humanities in Addressing Developmental Challenges."
The seminar, which held on campus July 10, was organized by the Faculty of Arts and Education.
It focused on fostering knowledge and professional skills of the faculty to enrich the faculty vitality in the key domains of teaching, assessing, research, professionalism and administration thus improving the education standard.
In his remarks, the acting Director, Quran Research Center, Dr. Adam Abubakar Mohammed, explained that the Faculty of Arts and Education under the leadership of Dr. Muhammad Alhaji Maidugu organized the one-day seminar as part of academic and intellectual development programme of the faculty, which hosted scholars from within and outside the faculty that brainstormed on the role of Humanities in Addressing Developmental Challenges in Yobe State and Nigeria at large.
He further revealed the composition of the participants with 21 staff from the Arabic, Department, 22 education, 16 English, 10 African language and linguistics, 11 History, 26 Islamic studies and 150 accross the post graduate students.

Eleven academic papers were presented in the parallel sessions of the seminar while Professor Muhammad Sani Abdulmumini, Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Maiduguri delivered a keynote address on the role of academics in addressing developmental challenges in Yobe State.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the Yobe State University, Damaturu, Professor Yakubu Muktar, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services, urged the participants to use different forms of teaching and highlight critical evaluation, independent thinking and supplementary readings as being important for success of the seminar.

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