The University was established in 1962 by the Government of the then Northern Region of Nigeria to impart knowledge and learning to men and women of all races without distinction on the grounds of race, religious or political beliefs. The founding fathers expected the University to aspire to the highest international ideals of scholarship and to provide learning of a standard required and expected of a university of the highest standing while reflecting the needs, the traditions, and the social and intellectual heritage of the society in which it is located. The University was taken over by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1975 and has since then assumed a national mandate although its ties with the 19 states created out of the former Northern Region remain very strong.

 

In the over forty years of its existence, the ABU has grown to become the largest, and the most influential and diverse university in Nigeria. Consisting of eighty-two (82) Academic Departments, twelve (12) Faculties, and twelve (12) Research Institutes and Specialized Centres, the University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in such diverse fields as Agriculture, Public and Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental Design, Education, Biological and Physical Sciences, Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. The university has two campuses located on 7,000 hectares of land.

 

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VISION

Ahmadu Bello University shall be a world-class university comparable to any other, engaged in imparting contemporary knowledge, using high quality facilities and multi-disciplinary approaches, to men and women of all races, as well as generating new ideas and intellectual practices relevant to the needs of its immediate community, Nigeria and the world at large.

 

MISSION

To advance the frontiers of learning and break new grounds, through teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality; to establish and foster national and international integration, development and the promotion of African traditions and cultures; to produce high-level human power and enhance capacity-building through retraining, in order to meet the needs and challenges of the catchment area, Nigeria and the rest of the world.

 

The Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University Welcome Note

AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA NEWS

ABU Alumni Association Annual General Assembly (AGA) 2016

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This is to inform the University Community that the National Alumni Association is planning to hold its Annual General Assembly Scheduled from 13th - 15th October, 2016.

Tuesday 27, September 2016

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2016/2017 ONLINE admission screening EXERCISE

2016 / 2017 ONLINE ADMISSION SCREENING EXERCISE HOLDS FROM MONDAY,5TH - SATURDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2016. ONLY FOR CANDIDATE WHO MADE THE INSTITUTION THEIR FIRST CHOICE THAT THY WOULD BE SCREENED ONLINE.

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Approved Returning Undergraduate Academic Calendar for 2016/2017 session

The Approved Returning Undergraduate Academic Calendar for 2016/2017 session as approved at the 483rd (Regular) Senate Meeting.

Tuesday 30, August 2016

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The Ahmadu Bello University Animal Use and Care Policy is aimed at establishing a research environment that ensures ethical and humane use and responsible care of Animals in research, teaching and testing in accordance with applicable laws, guidelines and regulations.tium of UK and Nigerian organization

Department of Community Medicine wins research grant from Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE); a DFID-funded consortium of UK and Nigerian organization

Long Vocational Teaching (LVT) ADMISSION :: Check Admission Status 2016/2017

The following candidates have been offered provisional admissions into Admin and Planning, Adult Education, Agric Education, Arabic Education, Business Education etc, LVT Programs in the Faculty of Education 2016/2017 Academic Session.The INSTRUCTION is ALL successful applicants should come to register immediately.

Department of Community Medicine wins research grant from Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE); a DFID-funded consortium of UK and Nigerian organization

Tuesday 9, August 2016

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Call for Application: 2017/2018 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP)

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The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Abuja is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program for the 2017/2018 academic year. The deadline for submitting online applications is June 1,2016.

 

 

Wednesday 20, April 2016

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Call for Applications for the 2017-2018 Fulbright Junior Staff development

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The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, Abuja is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) Program for the 2017/2018 academic year. JSD is a research program funded by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York..

 

Wednesday 20, April 2016

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Chancellor's Address And Citation

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I should start with gratitude to God Almighty for making today possible and bringing us together safely and peacefully. We trust in Him for an orderly and harmonious proceeding and safe return to our various destinations.

oct, 29 2015

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