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What You May Want to Know About Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU Bauchi

History of the Inception of ATBU

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, Bauchi was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, located in the North Eastern part of the Nigeria with Dr. Jerome Udoji and Professor A. O. Adekola as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively.
At inception the University inherited the site of the former Bauchi State College of Arts and Science (BACAS) at Yelwa in the Bauchi State capital as its temporary site. She also acquired a 4,500 hectare parcel of land at Gubi off the Bauchi-Ningi-Kano Road, as its permanent site and also acquired and develiped another parcel of land along Bauchi-Maiduguri Road as a residential estate for staff, the estate is called Kari Estate.

Academic Units and Activities of ATBU

The University academic units were divided into Schools and Programmes at inception until 2014 when the National Universities Commission, NUC, approved the change of nomenclature from School to Faculty and from Programme to Department.
The University started full academic activity at the Yelwa Campus in October, 1981 with the admission of its first batch of 100 students into her Pre-Degree Programme, while Degree Programmes began in 1982 in the School (now Faculty) of Science and Science Education. Two additional Schools (now Faculties), namely the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology were established in the 1983/1984 academic session.

Courses offered by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi

Accounting Technology
Agricultural Education
Automobile Technology Education
Banking and Finance
Business Education
Business Management
Civil Engineering
Education and Chemistry
Education and Computer Science
Education and Integrated Science
Education and Mathematics
Education and Physics
Electrical and Electronics Education
Environmental Management Technology
Forestry and Wildlife
Industrial Design
Information Technology
Management Technology
Metal Work Technology Education
Secretarial Education
Teacher Education Science
Urban and Regional Planning
Wood Work/Education

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  • Joseph Isaac

    Do ATBU offer micro biology ?

  • Sir Eliyoung

    is it possible to change course from biology education to microbiology in atbu?

  • Abduljalal Musa

    pls what is the requirements need for a student that if he apply for quantity surveyor can get an admissions into 100 level.

  • Adeyongu Samuel

    I applied 4 architecture this 2016 jamb and they said that d course hs nt bn accredited.i wnt 2 knw.is there any hope 4 change of course or admission 4 me dis yr?

    1. Samuel, there is every possibility that ATBU Architecture Department might be able to obtain their accreditation during the course of your study before you receive your degree certificate. However, if you wish, you can change your course after you have gotten the admission into the school.

  • Gwabi Peters

    Do ATBU really offer architecture???????

  • Pls wat is this ecology course like and can I use my ND result for apply 4 it 2ru D.E?

  • Enilath

    For Me To Be Sure Now...ATBU Is Not Offering And Environmental Courses Like Arch,Building,Est-Mangment,quantity Surveyor and Survey and Geo_Informatics Any Body who has The Idea Should Please add Me Up On Whatsapp 08116566272

  • Jibril

    is the any posibility for the second batch supplementary for those who did remideal?