Department of Metallurgical Engineering Technology

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Departmental Profile

The department of Metallurgical Engineering Technology was established in 1981 with 50 National Diploma students admitted that session. This happened 5 years after when the Institution was (referred to as Sokoto State Polytechnic) established (1976). The Department started running HND program in 1984 with 26 students. Since then, the department has continue to grow.

The Department has different areas of specialization, which are summarized according to the following labs/workshops: Corrosion Lab, Metallography Lab, Material Testing Lab, Mineral Processing Lab, Welding workshop, foundry/forging shop, and welding shop. The Department has enough manpower to handle all the departmental courses at theoretical and practical levels. The admission requirements into the department are as shown below:

  1. a) Admission Requirements for National Diploma (ND)
  2. Five (5) Credits in SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any of Biology, Agric Science, Technical Drawing, Metal work, Economics, Geography Computer science and Basic Electricity.
  3. Prospective candidates must have sat for JAMB and scored the required JAMB scores, which may range from 120 and above.


  1. b) Admission Requirements for Higher National Diploma (HND)
  2. Prospective candidate must have a National Diploma at Distinction, Upper or Lower Credit in metallurgical, mechanical engineering, Chemical Engineering, Welding and Fabrication Engineering or Foundry Technology plus one year post-qualification experience; OR two years for an ND at Pass level; and
  3. The candidate must have Five (5) Credits in SSCE/NECO same as for ND in (a) (i) above.


Dr. Evarastics Polycarp (HOD),

Rank: Principal Lecturer

Qualifications: B.Eng., M.Sc. Met. Engineering (A.B.U), PhD. Materials                                                                                            Engineering (Universiti Malaysia Perlis)

E-mail: ,

Phone Number: +2348069419011

Specialization and Research interest: Corrosion, powder metallurgy, Ferrous Physical Metallurgy, and Materials Science. 

Engr. Mamaki Usman Peni (Dir. COE)

Rank: Chief Lecturer

Qualifications: HND, M.Sc. Metallurgy


Phone number: +2348033053194

Area of Research Interest: Physical metallurgy, Forming Process, and Corrosion.

Engr. Tukur Shehu

Rank: Principal Lecturer

Qualifications: MSc. Met.UK, PGD Met. FUT Min na., PGD Mgt. UDUS., PGD ED. NTI., HND Met. Poly Sok., ND Mech. Poly. Sok., ND- Computer Sci.


Phone number: +2348162129441

Specialization: Foundry Technology and Materials Science

Engr. Bello Usman

Rank: Chief Instructor

Qualifications: HND Metallurgy


Phone Number: +2348136466363

Interest: Iron- and steel-making

Engr. Aliyu Isah

Rank: Lecturer 1

Qualifications: B.Eng., M.Sc. Metallurgy (A.B.U)


Phone number: +2348036419460

Area of Specialization and Research Interest: Physical Metallurgy, Composite Materials

Mahdi Sani Udu

Rank: Lecturer III

Qualifications: B.Eng. Metallurgical Engineering


Phone number: +2348067801665

Interest:  Mineral processing and Strength of Materials.

Rufa’i Dahiru

Rank: Lecturer II

Qualifications: B. Eng., Met., M.Sc. Mat. & Met. Eng’g (in-view)


Phone number: +2348038859256

Interest:  Physical Metallurgy

Tukur Nagande Abubakar

Rank: Chief Technologist

Qualifications: HND mechanical, B.Sc Mechanical


Phone number: +2348080216549

Specialization: Foundry and Materials Testing

Sani Ibrahim

Rank: Assistant Chief Technologist

Qualifications: ND Metallurgy, HND Mechanical


Phone number: +2348166937071

Specialization:  Material Testing

Engr. Lasisi Shuaibu

Rank: Assistant Chief Technologist

Qualifications: HND Metallurgy, M.Sc. Metallurgy


Phone number: +2348036239918

Area of Research Interest: Corrosion Engineering and Physical Metallurgy

Shehu Malami

Rank: Principal Technologist

Qualifications: HND Metallurgy


Phone number: +2348097640926

Interest:  Welding

Mailafiya Luka

Rank: Senior Technologist

Qualifications: HND Metallurgy, B.Sc Mat. & Met Eng’g (in-view)


Phone number: +2348029429337

Specialization: Corrosion Science and Mineral Processing

Tijani Nuradeen

Rank: Technologist II

Qualifications: ND Metallurgy, HND Mechanical


Phone number: +2348130981943

Specialization: Materials Testing

Shamsudeen Sani

Rank: Technologist II

Qualifications: HND, Metallurgy


Phone number: +2348038688071

Specialization: Metallograpgy

Yahaya Umar

Rank: Technical Officer

Qualifications: ND, Metallurgy


Phone Number: +2347061307809

Interest: Metallography

Abdullahi Nagande Mogammed

Rank: Foreman

Qualifications: Trade Test II (foundry)


Phone number: +2348163728775

Interest:  Foundry

Janet Bamiloye

Rank: Senior Secretariat Assistant (1)

Qualifications: Diploma, Business study, Typist (T.GRD. 1)


Phone number: +2347067779692