About Us

The Academic Planning Unit was created in the 80s in line with NUC's directive to all Nigerian universities to create a unit that will serve as liaison officer between universities and the NUC. Before the establishment of APU, the functions of APU were under the Development Office in the registry department. Academic Planning came on board with the appointment of Principal Assistant Registrar as the officer-in-charge. The first substantive Director (Prof. T. A. Gbodi) was appointed in 1997 with five member of staff. Presently, the staff strength of the unit has risen from 5 to 22.

Additionally, the Academic Planning Unit is charged to promote quality in the performance of the core business of teaching, learning and research in the university through periodic evaluation of its academic activities, this led to the creation of the Quality Assurance and Productivity Unit in line with NUC directive in 2010.


To be a leading Academic Planning Unit in Universities setting that will ensure excellent service delivery and orderly academic development of the University in the performance of its statutory functions of teaching, research as well as public service.


The mission of the Unit is to ensure the orderly development through entrepreneurship oriented training, research in current and emerging technologies, and community services with the aid of world-class tools including Information and Communication Technology to meet challenges of the 21st century.


Prof. YAHAYA, Amuda Yusuph is a Professor of Mathematics, School of Physical Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He is currently the Director of Academic Planning in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. He is the current Chairman, Committee of Directors of Academic Planning of Nigerian Universities (CODAPNU). He completed his PhD in 2005 in Applied Mathematics, specializing in Numerical Analysis from University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. His research works encompass: Numerical solution of both Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, via Linear Multistep methods (LMM), Runge-Kutta Method and R-k Type methods among other methods. For more than a decade, he has been working on both Linear and Non-linear problems, arising from Chemical Engineering, Transport and Bio-mathematics. He is a theoretician who cares a lot about the practical interpretation of modeling and chemical reactions, and appreciates interdisciplinary research. The most prominent innovation has been the conversion of Some Linear Multistep Methods (LMM) to Runge-Kutta (single step) and uses it to solve both initial and boundary value problem. Prof. Yahaya has authored and co-authored more than 45 publications in Peer Reviewed Journals. In addition to his active involvement in the teaching of Mathematics courses, he has successfully supervised and graduated 5 PhD and over 15 MTech or MSc students. He is a member of Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS) and Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP). His previous experience at Kaduna Polytechnic includes Chairman Pre-ND Mathematics Committee on examination, member committee to advice the Rector on Union Activities among others. He held different positions at Federal University of Technology Minna, which include; Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator (Mathematics), Deputy Dean (School of Science and Science Education) and Deputy Director Academic Planning before his Assumption of Office as Substantive Director in May 2015.

Publication by the Unit


1. Strategic Plan Document

The Strategic Plan document is a working document of the university that shows the plans the University has over a period of time both on short and long term. This document also shows the steps and strategies through which the school will achieve these plans.


2. The Academic Brief (both Undergraduate and Postgraduates)

The Academic Brief shows the academic content of various academic programmes run by the University. That is, the course structure, description, credit load, entry and graduation requirements.


3. Annual Report

The annual report as the name implies shows the activities of various schools/departments/centres/units in the University.

Directors from Inception till Date
Deputy Directors from Inception till Date

Meet The Staff


Dr. Chiemela E. Chinma
Deputy Director AP


Prof. Y. A. Yahaya
Director AP


Suleiman Dare Amosa
Chief Acad. Planning Officer