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ABU Zaria: A Detailed Guide

Ahmadu Bello University, remarkably known as ABU Zaria, is one of the most reputable universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The institution began with 426 students, 15 academic departments, and the faculties of Law and Sciences, Engineering, and Agriculture.

The university presently has 82 academic departments, 12 faculties, 2 campuses, and a postgraduate school. ABU Zaria also has 6 specialized centres, and 5 institutes. The institution has over 6000 non-teaching, junior and senior administrative staff, 1,400 academic and research staff, and 35,000 students.

ABU Zaria nurtured two University Colleges: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College (presently called the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University of Technology) and the Abdullahi Bayero College (presently called Bayero University).

 ABU Zaria Post UTME 2020

ABU Zaria post UTME screening exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session has been held between October 12 and November, 14, 2020.


  • Candidates must score 180 and above in UTME
  • Candidates must have chosen ABU Zaria as their first choice of institution.

 ABU Zaria Portal

To access the ABU Zaria portal, kindly visit: https://www.abu.edu.ng/

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ABU Zaria Courses

Ahmadu Bello University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various academic fields such as Engineering, Education, Agriculture, Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, Public and Business Administration, and a host of others.

Below are some of the courses offered at this reputable institution:


Agricultural Science and Education


Arabic Studies



Biological Science(s)


Business Administration

Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Civil Law

Computer Science


Electrical Engineering

English Language

Fine Art




International Studies

Mass Communication


Mechanical Engineering

Medicine and Surgery


Nursing/Nursing Science


Quantity Surveying


Textile Science and Technology

Urban and Regional Planning

 ABU Zaria Post UTME Form 2020

To register for the ABU Zaria screening exercise, kindly visit the official website: www.abu.edu.ng and select 2020/2021 Post-UTME registration.

Applicants are required to pay a screening fee of N2,000.

ABU Zaria Cut Off Mark

The UTME cut-off mark of ABU Zaria is 180. However, there are specific courses that are very competitive. These courses require that applicants score more than 200 to secure admission. Some of these courses include Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Common Law, Physiology, and Mass Communication.

A picture of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

ABU Zaria Latest News

Latest news about ABU Zaria can be found in the ‘News’ section of their website. Visiting this page (https://abu.edu.ng/news-and-events/news/more-news-headlines.php) will keep you updated with recent events surrounding the federal university.

ABU Zaria Latest News on Admission

The screening exercise for admission into ABU Zaria commenced on the 12th of October, 2020, and ended on the 14th of November, 2020.

Candidates who did not register for the screening exercise will not eligible for admission into ABU, Zaria.

 ABU Zaria Postgraduate School

The school of postgraduate studies will provide access for signing up, viewing available programmes, checking your admission status, among other valuable information.

To access this page, kindly visit: https://spgs.abu.edu.ng/

 Names of ABU Zaria Alumni

Below are some of the notable ABU Zaria Alumni:

Atiku Abubakar GCON: Former Vice President of Nigeria.

Yahya Bello: Governor of Kogi State

Donald Duke: former Governor of Cross River State.

Ayodele Awojobi: Former Professor and notable Scientist at the University of Lagos.

Isa Marte Hussaini: Professor and Pharmacologist.

Azubuike Ihejirika: Former Chief of Army Staff

Sanusi Lamido: Former CBN Governor and Emir of Kano.

Namadi Sambo: Former Vice President of Nigeria

Nasir el-Rufai: Governor of Kaduna State.



Maryam A

Maryam AbdulWahab is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger. She is also a graduate of Economics from Al-Hikmah University. She lives and breathes literature. When she isn’t writing prose or blog posts, she is reading a fiction work or studying events around her. She writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can find more of her works on her handles.

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