Kaduna varsity gets first female registrar, bursar in 19 years
– agency report
MARCH 16, 2023
The governing council of Kaduna State University (KASU) has appointed Samira Balarabe and Hauwau Dalhat as the first female registrar and bursar of the institution respectively.
Adamu Bargo, the varsity’s spokesman, announced their appointments on Thursday.
Bargo said Balarabe took over from Samuel Manshop on March 15 after his tenure came to an end.
The new registrar holds a bachelor of law and a master of law from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria between 2002 and 2022 with specialisation in property law.
She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators, and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Nigeria among others.
“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.”
On her part, Dalhat, who took over from Ahmed Ibrahim, was until her appointment, the immediate deputy bursar and headed the department as acting bursar.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master of science degree in accounting and finance from ABU Zaria.
She joined the service of the university in 2006 as an accountant II in the bursary department and rose through the ranks to the position of deputy bursar.
Dalhat also served as a member of various committees in the university and equally served as a part-time lecturer with publications and supervised postgraduate diplomas.
With over 16 years of practical experience in accounting and finance, Dalhat is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, and the Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management.
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.