Brief History of the Department
Benue State University was established in 1992. The Department of English was one of the twenty departments that came into being following the establishment of the university. The department was one of the first to come on stream for two reasons: Firstly, it had to exist in order to provide an opportunity for the much needed study of English, ethnic languages and literatures, global ethnic cultures. Secondly, it was a Department that depends more on human resources than on expensive technology and so could be established in situation where funds were rather scarce as happened to have been the case.
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