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
Automobile Technology Education
Banking and Finance
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
Metal Work Technology Education
Teacher Education Science
Urban and Regional Planning