Kaduna University Gets First Female Registrar and Bursar in 19 Years

Samira Balarabe

The governing council of Kaduna State University (KASU) has chosen Samira Balarabe and Hauwau Dalhat as the institution’s first female registrar and bursar, respectively.

According to NAN, the varsity’s spokesperson, Adamu Bargo, announced their appointments on Thursday.

According to Bargo, Balarabe took over from Samuel Manshop on March 15, after his tenure expired.

Between 2002 and 2022, the new registrar earned a bachelor of law and a master of law from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, with a focus on property law.

She is a member of several organizations, including the Nigerian Bar Association, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Nigeria.

“Until her appointment, Balarabe was a deputy registrar and the immediate past academic secretary of KASU,” the statement reads.

“She joined the service of KASU in 2006 as an administrative officer I in the registry department (Legal Unit) and rose through the ranks to the position of deputy registrar on October 1, 2018.

“In the course of her career, Balarabe served in different capacities: vice-chancellor’s office as an administrative officer I (Legal); faculty officer in the faculties of arts and medicine respectively.

“She also served in the establishment unit in charge of council affairs; Postgraduate School as Secretary; Academic Secretary in the Academic Affairs Unit as well as member and secretary to various committees in the university.”

Hauwau Dalhat
Hauwau Dalhat


On her part, Dalhat took over from Ahmed Ibrahim.

Until her appointment, Dalhat was the immediate deputy bursar and headed the department as acting bursar.

She graduated from ABU Zaria with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting and finance.

She began working at the university in 2006 as an accountant II in the bursary department, eventually rising to the post of deputy bursar.

Dalhat also worked on numerous university committees and as a part-time instructor with publications and supervision of postgraduate diplomas.

Dalhat is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management, and has over 16 years of practical expertise in accounting and finance.

She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities.

KASU was established in May 2004. The development makes the pair the first women to hold the positions in 19 years.


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