Alhaji Professor Yakubu Seidu Peligah had his basic education in Dakpema Middle Mixed school, Tamale,in 1968.He furthered his education in the Pusigah Training College, graduating in 1976, and continued to have his BA in Art at the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology in 1982 and had his Post Graduate Diploma and MA in Art Education in 1984. He finally attained his PhD from the University Of Central England in Birmingham in Arts Therapy in 1994.
As far as working experience is concern, he worked with the Public Works Department (PWD) as a sign writer in 1970-1972. He taught in the Pusigah Practice primary and Zogbeli Middle Mixed Schools from 1976 to 1979.
After serving as an Assistant lecturer from September 1994 to August 1986, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology he became a lecturer from 1986 to 2006 (20years). In that period he served two terms as Head of the Art Education department and the Vice Dean Of the faculty of Arts. From March 2006 to February 2012 he was the Rector of the Tamale Polytechnic.
He returned to Kumasi as the Dean of the Faculty Of Creative Arts and Technology in 2013 having been successfully assessed and granted the Associate Professorship. As an artist, Professor Peligah has exhibited in Ghana, UK, USA, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Netherlands. In Ghana his paintings were represented at the Loom Gallery, the Artists’ Alliance Gallery, the Centre for National Culture Gallery and the College of Art (KNUST) Gallery. He has published papers on creative arts in eer reviewed journals in and outside Ghana.
As far as Islamic activities are concern, Peligah was very active in the activities of the Ghana Muslim Students’ Association(GMSA), where he became president at the KNUST branch in 1981 and National President in 1982. He designed the GMSA logo and rebranded the Association as vibrant Muslim youth Association in Ghana. Under his leadership, GMSA got representation on a national delegation of muslim organisations to Libya in 1982 as well as allocated Hajj ticket for the association. Has written and spoken on several religious platforms including educational institutions, Muslim communities, conferences and symposia as well as Electronic media.
As a writer, he has a collection of poems, “Passing Thoughts” and his story book for children “The Anthill was not built in a day” was approved by the Ministry Education as a supplementary reader for Basic schools in Ghana in 2014.