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Faculty of Administration

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The Faculty of Administration under the leadership of Dean (Prof. Bashir Jumare) was established in 1967 with the mission of producing highly skilled and intellectual manpower to meet the strategic needs of the nation through the public and private sectors. It is made up of four (4) departments namely; Department of Accounting, Department of Business Administration, Department of Local Government and Development Studies and Department of Public Administration. These departments have trained and are training high skilled manpower through teaching and research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, Faculty of Administration is also transforming to meet the needs of emerging global demand by e-learning through Distance Learning Programmes. The vision of the Faculty of Administration is to be known for academic excellence in specialized areas of administration, insurance, management, local government and development studies and to be a world-class resource centre for public organisations, the Nigerian business environment as well as a centre for the training of accounting professionals for Nigerian establishments and beyond.

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  • Public Administration
  • Local Government and Development Studies
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Public Administration
Local Government and Advance Studies
Local Government and Advance Studies
Local Government
Public Administration
Local Government and Advance Studies

Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration, the cradle of Ahmadu Bello University, was established in October 1962, for conducting B.A. Hons. Degree in Administration programme. Until June 1975, the Department was awarding B.A. degree in Public Administration but the programme was phased out at the end of the 1974/75 academic session. At that time, the Department was made to concentrate on Postgraduate programmes. However, the B.A. degree in Public Administration was reinstated during the 1981/82 session. The title of the programme was changed to B.Sc Public Administration in 2010/2011 academic session in response to entry requirements into the programme and revised curricula.

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Head of Department

Local Government and Advance Studies

Local Government Training is the oldest form of training activity associated with the Institute of Administration, A.B.U Zaria. This happened since 1948. In 1979, the Federal Government of Nigeria designed three Universities, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as local government staff training centers in the country. This was sequel to the acute shortage of skilled manpower resulting from the 1979 reforms and subsequent creation of more local governments nationwide. The specific mandates of the three training centers are To train local government staff in the fields of personnel management, Finance & Accounting, Planning & Budgeting and Rural Development;

Prof. Bashir Jumare
Head of Department