Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) 


top General Information


Street:PMB 1045


Tel.:+234(69) 550-691



Other Sites

Also Teaching Hospitals and Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Institution Funding



Founded 1962, acquired present status and title 1975.

Academic Year

October to July

Admission Requirements

Direct entry for holders of the Higher School Certificate (General Certificate of Education, Advanced ('A') level). Evidence of minimum standard in English



Accrediting Agency

National Universities Commission (NUC)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Ibrahim Garba

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Isa Abbas

Job title:Registrar

top Divisions

Centre : Computer

Fields of study:Computer Science

More details:Iya Abubakar

Centre : Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies

Fields of study:Development Studies, Safety Engineering

Centre : Energy Research and Training

Fields of study:Energy Engineering

Centre : Equipment Maintenance and Development

Fields of study:Maintenance Technology

Centre : Islamic Legal Studies

Fields of study:Islamic Law

Faculty : Administration

Fields of study:Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Business Administration, Development Studies, Finance, Government, Management, Public Administration

Faculty : Agriculture

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Soil Science

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:African Languages, Arabic, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, English, French, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Museum Management, Performing Arts, Theatre, Video

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Administration, African Languages, Agricultural Education, Arabic, Art Education, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Christian Religious Studies, Clothing and Sewing, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, English, Family Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Home Economics Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Management, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Library Science, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Education, Science Education, Social Studies, Sports, Sports Management, Technology Education, Textile Technology, Vocational Education

Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Power Engineering, Road Engineering, Water Science

Faculty : Environmental Design

Fields of study:Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Building Technologies, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Surveying and Mapping

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Civil Law, Commercial Law, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law, Real Estate

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Anatomy, Chemistry, Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Physiology, Public Health

Faculty : Pharmaceutical Science

Fields of study:Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Development Studies, Fishery, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Radiophysics, Rural Planning, Statistics, Textile Technology, Zoology

Faculty : Social Science

Fields of study:Administration, Criminal Law, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, International Studies, Justice Administration, Mass Communication, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Protective Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

Faculty : Veterinary Medicine

Fields of study:Anatomy, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Entomology, Histology, Microbiology, Neurology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Public Health, Surgery, Toxicology, Tropical Medicine, Veterinary Science

School : Postgraduate

Fields of study:Accountancy, Administration, African Languages, African Studies, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Archaeology, Botany, Business Administration, Business Education, Child Care and Development, Clothing and Sewing, Crop Production, Curriculum, Development Studies, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, English, Family Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, Government, Health Education, History, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Sciences, Library Science, Literature, Management, Mathematics Education, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Public Administration, Religious Education, Rural Studies, Science Education, Sociology, Soil Science, Sports, Sports Management, Technology Education, Theatre, Vocational Education

Unit : National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services

Fields of study:Agriculture

More details:NAERLS

top Degrees

National Diploma

Bachelor's Degree

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, African Languages, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Fine Arts, Fishery, French, Geography, Geology, Health Education, History, Home Economics Education, Law, Library Science, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Science Education, Sociology, Sports, Statistics, Textile Technology, Theatre, Town Planning, Transport Management, Zoology

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

Fields of study:Accountancy, African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, French, Geography, Geology, History, Industrial Design, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Sociology, Soil Science, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Textile Technology, Theatre, Town Planning, Veterinary Science


Also Advanced Diploma (Accounting and Finance, Local Government Studies, Public Administration, Sharia and Civil Law), 1-2 yrs; Undergraduate Diploma (Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Local Government Studies, Public Admininstration, Civil Law, Sharia and Civil Law, Computer Science and Diploma in Computer Engineering, Computer Application Packages, Hardware Maintenance) and Higher Diploma (Local Government Studies) 2 yrs; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, 6 yrs; MBA; and MPA (Public Administration)

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Foreign Studies Centre

Health Services

Language Laboratory

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals


Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Main Press

Ahmadu Bello University Press Ltd

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2011-2012


Full Time Total:1400


Statistics Year:2011-2012



Updated on 06-07-2016