Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements

About Publisher

Publisher: Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria 


Brief History of the Institution

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (formerly University of Sokoto) is one of the four Universities established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in September 1975, at which time three University Colleges (now full-fledged Universities) were established

Presently, there are Ten Faculties and a Postgraduate School in the University. The Faculties are: Agriculture, Arts and Islamic Studies, College of Health Sciences, Education and Extension Services, Law, Management Sciences, pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. As the development programme is actively pursued, the following Faculties will be established: Food Sciences and Engineering.

The Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (NJBAS) a periodical of the University is domiciled in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture Complex, Main Campus, Wammako LGA, Sokoto, Nigeria.


Vision of the University

To be a centre of excellence in terms of teaching, research and community service in all fields of human endeavour i.e. arts, humanities, pure and applied sciences


Mission of the University

To provide quality, research and community service to deserving persons and communities, under the most conducive atmosphere and in line with the national policy on education, irrespective of social class, gender, race, nationality and religion; and to ensure that at all times it serves as a centre for the pursuit of research and academic excellence.





This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The articles in Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.