About Us


As part of its mission in the promotion of gender equality, the Management of the Federal University Dutse established the Centre for Gender Studies in September 2015. It is designed to be a Centre of excellence that provides a high-quality interdisciplinary study on Gender issues as well as outstanding teaching and research that benefit cultures, societies and economies. Prof. Amina Abubakar Bashir was appointed as the pioneer Director of the Centre and currently Dr Faiza Mukhtar Adhama.

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Dr Faiza Mukhtar Adhama — Director
Mission Statement

To provide intellectual leadership and skills in gender studies through robust international and community linkages, multidisciplinary research, teaching, training, and advocacy that recognize the significance of education and the promotion of gender-sensitive policies in line with the ethics of Federal University Dutse.

Vsion Statement

To be the foremost center of excellence in gender studies for the improvement of life for both men and women through research and training that will enhance the sustainable development of the nation.

Core Values
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Sacrifice

The specific objectives of CGS are;

  1. To promote multidisciplinary research and teaching through gender mainstreaming into research and curriculum.
  2. To promote gender and transformative leadership skills through formal training.
  3. To support girl child education in all possible ways. This is an area that requires special intervention, especially in the zone where the university is located.
  4. To promote women empowerment programmes within the university, community, and beyond.
  5. To strengthen the awareness of the University community members on gender-related issues


  1. To bridge the gender gaps in employment and increase female participation in leadership positions and decisions.
  2. To promote girl child education through community mobilization and sensitization.
  3. To develop institutional mechanisms and policy guidelines for the elimination of gender-specific problems like rape and sexual harassment from the University; and beyond.
  4. Promote gender-sensitive mentoring, career development, and networking for male and female staff.
Thematic Areas
  1. Gender sensitive research
  2. Collaboration and partnership with relevant development partners in gender-related programmes including research, training and community engagement.
  • Adult literacy programmes for women.
  1. Training /short-time courses on gender studies.