Ahmadu Bello University – Zaria, Nigeria: Ahmadu Bello University is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria. ABU was founded on 4 October 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The university operates two campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria.
Ahmadu Bello University – Zaria, Nigeria
Address: Community Market, Zaira Nigeria, local 810211, Zaria
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Ibrahim Garba
Undergraduate tuition and fees: 14,300 NGN (2011)
Former names University of Northern Nigeria
Type Public, research
Established 4 October 1962
Chancellor Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, Obi of Onitsha.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ibrahim Garba
Location Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
The university named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello. The first premier of Northern Nigeria.
The university runs variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes. It has a large medical programme. Owns ABU Teaching Hospital. one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa.
The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices Plus
- The faculties of physical sciences,
- Life sciences,
- Social sciences,
- Arts and languages,
- Environmental design,
- Medical sciences,
- Agricultural sciences
- Research facilities.
The Kongo campus hosts the faculties like
Law and Administration.
The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments.
Additionally, the university is responsible for other institutions and programmes at other locations.
Ahmadu Bello University has a chancellor a ceremonial head. the vice-chancellor the chief executive and academic officer. Vice-chancellor is usually appointed for a five-year, non-renewable term.
ABU – vice-chancellor
S/N Name Tenure Profession
- 1 Professor Norman Alexander 1961–1966 Physicist
- 2 Professor Ishaya Audu 1966–1975 Medical doctor
- 3 Professor Iya Abubakar 1975–1978 Mathematician
- 4 Professor Oladipo Akikugbe 1978–1979 Medical doctor
- 5 Professor Ango Abdullahi 1979–1986 Agricultural Scientist
- 6 Professor Adamu N. Muhammad 1986–1991 Entomologist
- 7 Professor Daniel Soror 1991–1995 Veterinarian
- 8 Major-General Mamman Kontagora 1995–1998 (Sole Administrator)
- 9 Professor Abdullahi Mahadi 1999–2004 Historian
- 10 Professor Shehu Usman Abdullahi 2004–2009 Veterinarian
- 11 Professor Jarlath Udoudo Umoh 2009–2009 Veterinarian
- 12 Professor Aliyu Mohammed 2009–2010 Linguist (English)
- 13 Professor Abdullahi Mustapha 2010–2015 Pharmacist
- 14 Professor Ibrahim Garba 2015–present Geologist
ABU Courses & Programmes.
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Direct Entry requirements and O’level requirements.
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND MANAGEMENT
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
DENTISTRY AND DENTAL SURGERY
EDUCATION AND ARABIC
EDUCATION AND BIOLOGY
EDUCATION AND CHEMISTRY
EDUCATION AND CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
EDUCATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
EDUCATION AND GEOGRAPHY
EDUCATION AND HAUSA
EDUCATION AND INTEGRATED SCIENCE
EDUCATION AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE ARTS
EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS
EDUCATION AND PHYSICS
EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL STUDIES
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING
FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
HOME ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
MEDICINE AND SURGERY
PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
SURVEYING AND GEOINFORMATICS
TEXTILE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIROMENTAL ENGINEERING