Faculty of Humanities
Name: Dr. Umar Saje
Rank: Dean Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty is headed by Dr. Saje, an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages (English Unit), hails from Hadejia town in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State. A seasoned educationist, Saje obtained Teacher Grade II Certificate, Nigerian Certificate in Education(NCE),B.A(ED),M.A and Ph.D in English Literature from Teachers College Hadejia, College of Education Gumel, Jigawa State and Bayero University Kano respectively between 1974 and 2010.His teaching career dates back to 1979 where he taught in several Primary and Secondary Schools, Teachers College Hadejia; College of Education,Gumel; University of Sierra Leon, Freetown; Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano and finally joined Sule Lamido University,Kafin Hausa in April,2014,Dr. Saje was the pioneer Dean of Student’s Affairs, Director School of Preliminary Studies and has supervised a number of NCE and undergraduates research projects.
A consultant to the British Council on Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)which is concerned with building the capacity of English Teachers in Nigeria.Saje is author and co-author of number of publications among them: Saje, U and Tukuntawa, I. S. (2014). “Children’s Literature and Cultural Integration”, International Journal of African Studies and Education (INJASE), official Journal of Global Forum for African Studies and Education (Glofaseafrican), Vol.2, No. 2, PP. 152-158,Saje, U. (2015). “The Socio-Political and Moral Vision of Abubakar Gimba in Footprints,’’ International Journal of African Studies and Education (INJASE), official Journal of Global Forum for African Studies Education (Glofaseafrican), Vol. 3, No.3, PP. 135-141; Saje, U. and Bappa, A. (2015). “The Poet as a Cultural Revivalist: A StudyOjaide’s Invoking the Warrior Spirit”, Journal of English Language Teachers Association of Nigeria (JELAN), Vol. 5, PP. 111-119;Saje, U. (2015). “Islamic Universities and Ethical Issues: A Literary Perspectives”, Islamic Universities, Philosophy and Practice:Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Islamic Universities, IIIT, Nigeria PP. 89-101;Saje, U. (2016). “ Language, Literature and the Representation of Corruption and Violence in Modern African Literature: A Study of Three Novelists”, Northwest Multi-Disciplinary Journal, Northwest University, Kano, Vol. 1, No. 1 PP. 247-168 and many more.
Dr. Saje is a member of Forum for Research in Science and Technology and the Arts for Development (FORSTAD), University of Sierra Leone, Mount Aureol, Freetown;Modern Languages Association of Nigeria (MLAN); Nigeria Languages Village, Badagry, Lagos and Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria;National Association of Teachers of English in Colleges of Education and Polytechnics (NATECEP) with current head office at College of Education Warri, Delta State, Nigeria; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), No JGT. 0033, Abuja, Nigeria; English Language Teachers Association of Nigeria (ELTAN); Linguistics Association of Nigerian (LAN); among others. Saje is recipient of number of awards and is happily married with children.