Faculty of Arts

About Us
Faculty of Arts is located in the main campus of the University. It was established at the founding of the Federal University of Lafia in 2011 together with Social Sciences under the name of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The two Faculties were later separated. The Faculty has grown within the last thirteen years to become the largest Faculty of the University with nine (9) degree awarding Departments.
Our goals


The Faculty envisions to be a renowned and respected world class Faculty of learning, research and innovation, constituting a centre point for positive socio-economic transformation of the University, immediate Community, Nigeria and the world at large.


The mission of the Faculty is to training of students and equipping them with relevant and up to date academic, life and human skills needed for positive transformation and socio-economic development of the nation.

Core Values

The core values of the Faculty are in line with that of the University; which are:
1. Integrity
2. Innovation
3. Excellence
Deans profile
Prof.Muhammad Tanko Aliyu a Professor of Islamic Studies (in the area of Qur'anic Studies) is the current Dean of Faculty of Arts, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State from 27th July 2023 to date. He is an internal Council Member representing Senate and HOD, Islamic Studies. The Dean holds B.A. in Qur'an and Hadith Studies (2002) of OIC Islamic University in Niger Republic, M. A. Islamic Studies (2007) of University of Jos and PhD Islamic Studies (2014) of Bayero University Kano. He worked with the Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nasarawa State where he rose through the ranks to Senior Lecturer (2004-2019) before transferring his service to Federal University of Lafia as an Associate Professor (2019). He has taught Qur'an and Hadith and other related courses in the last twenty (20) years of his University teaching experience, published widely and edited many journals and conference proceedings. He had supervised many undergraduate projects, M.A. Dissertations and Ph.D Theses.
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Welcome Address

I welcome you to the Faculty of Arts of the Federal University of Lafia. This is the Faculty of ideas and creativity. The Faculty the responds positively to the core values of the University at all times; these are integrity innovation and excellence. Faculty of Arts offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree in more than twenty (20) programmes domiciled in its nine (9) Departments. The Faculty is dynamic in the sense that Lecturers and students are drown from diverse religious, ethnic, geographical and academic backgrounds. You are welcome to the Faculty of peace were all the diverse people co-exist peacefully, respectfully and resolve conflicts amicably. You stand to gain a lot if join any of the programmes in the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty that has been severally recognised by the Vice Chancellor and the University community as the best Faculty of the University in terms of academic performance, sport activities and environmental safety and beautification.

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