(Updated 2020/2021) ABU Zaria Courses, Cut-Off Marks and Requirement

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ABU Zaria Courses and Requirement | (Updated 2020/2021) ABU Zaria Courses, Cut-Off Marks and Requirement, Official List of Courses Offered at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Here all the NUC accredited courses in ABU Zaria.

Examstuts have once again compiled a comprehensive list of all the courses offered in the ABU Zaria. This list will be a sure help for prospective ABU Zaria candidates. Scroll down below to see the departments and courses by faculty.

A Brief History of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria.

The university operates three main campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria, and School of Basic Studies in Funtua. The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices, sciences, social-sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences agricultural sciences and research facilities. The Kongo campus hosts the Faculties of 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 a variety of other institutions and programs at other locations.

The university is named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.

The university runs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (and offers associate degrees and vocational and remedial programs). The university has a large medical program with its own A.B.U. Teaching Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa.

ABU Zaria Courses and Requirement

Administration

Accountancy/Accounting
Business
Administration
Insurance
Local Government And Development Studies
Public Administration

Agriculture

Agriculture

Arts And Humanities

Arabic Studies
Archaeology
Drama/Dramatic/Performing Arts
English Language
Fine Art
French
Hausa
History
Literature In English

Education

Agricultural Science And Education
Business Education
Education & Arabic
Education & Christian Religious Studies
Education & Computer Science
Education & Islamic Studies
Education & Mathematics
Education & Physics
Education And Biology
Education And Chemistry
Education And Geography
Education And Hausa
Education And Integrated Science
Education And Social Studies
Guidance & Counselling
Home Economics And Education
Library And Information Science
Physical And Health Education

Engineering/Tech/Env

Agricultural Engineering
Architecture
Building
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Communication Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Glass
Technology
Industrial Design
Land Surveying
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Quantity Surveying
Textile Science And Technology
Textile Science And Technology
Urban And Regional Planning
Water Resources And Enviromental Engineering

Law/Legal Studies

Civil Law
Islamic/Sharia Law

Med/Pharm/Health Sciences

Anatomy
Medicine
And Surgery
Nursing/Nursing Sceince
Pharmacy
Physiology
Veterinary Medicine

Sciences

Biochemistry
Biological Science(s)
Chemistry
Computer Science
Geology
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physics
Statistics
Zoology

Social Sciences

Economics
Geography
International Studies
Mass Communication
Political Science
Sociology

ABU Zaria Admission Requirements 2020

Here we will look at the undergraduate and direct entry admission requirements for the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 

following are the ABU Zaria Admission Requirements.

S/N    FACULTY/COURSE    DIRECT ENTRY     UTME CANDIDATE

1. Administration

  • Accounting Two ‘A’ level / IJMB passes in Management/Social Science subjects one of which must be Economics.
  • A credit/Merit Pass in ABU Diploma in
  • Accounting, Banking or Insurance. Five ‘0’ level credit passes including the English Language, Economics, Mathematics and any other two (2) Management/Social Science subjects

2. Business administration

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB passes in Management/Social Science subjects one of which must be Economics.
  • A credit/Merit Pass in ABU Diploma in Accounting, Banking or Insurance. Five ‘0’ level credit passes including the English Language, Economics, Mathematics, and any other two (2) Management/Social Science subjects.

3. Public administration

  • A Merit Pass in ABU Diploma in Public Administration or Local Government. Two ‘A’ level / IJMB passes One of which must include Government.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes including the English Language, Government or History, Economics. At least a pass in Mathematics.

4. Local Government Studies

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB passes One of which must include Government or History.
  • A Merit Pass in ABU Diploma in Local Government or Public Administration. Five ‘0’ level credit passes including the English Language, Government or History, Economics, and any other two subjects.
  • At least a pass in Mathematics

5. Agriculture

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB Passes in Chemistry and Biology or Botany or Zoology.
  • HND in Agriculture or related field of study with a minimum of credit pass
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes including the English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science.

S/n    Faculty/course    Direct entry    Utme candidates

1. Arts

English Language

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB or NCE Passes in Literature in English and any other Arts or Social Science subject.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes to include Literature in English and English Language, and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.

2. English Literature

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB or NCE Passes in Literature in English and any other Arts or Social Science subject.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes to include Literature in English and English Language.

3. Theatre and Performing Arts

  • IJMB or ‘A’ level Theatre or Performing Arts, Literature in English Journalism, Mass Comm. Creative Arts, Music, and Dance, Literature in English.
  • ABU ND in Drama at credit level.
  • NCE in Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts and Creative Arts. Literature in English is desirable.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes to include Literature in English and English Language, and any other Arts or Social Science

4. Archaeology

Archaeology / History

  • Two “A” Level / IJMB with a minimum of “C” in History, Government, Economics, Geology, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. French is an added advantage.
  • NCE with a minimum of “C” in History, Government, Economics, Geology, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. French is an added advantage.
  • Two “A” level / IJMB with a minimum of “C” grade in History and any of the following subjects:
  • Government, Economics, Geology, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and
  • French is an added advantage.
  • NCE with a minimum of “C” grade in History and any of the following subjects:
  • Government, Economics, Geology, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or
  • French is an added advantage.

Archaeology

Five ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language and one of the following: History, Government, Economics, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, I.R.K., and C.R.K.

Not applicable.

5. French

  • NCE with a minimum of “C” in French.
  • ABU Diploma Minimum of Merit Pass in French Language Education.
  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB pass including French and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes to include English Language and French plus any other Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

6. History

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB Passes One of which must be History or Government.
  • NCE with a minimum of “C” in History.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes to include the English Language, History or Government.

7. Arabic

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB Passes including Arabic and other Arts subjects.
  • ABU Diploma in Arabic at credit level.
  • NCE in Arabic.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes including English Language and Arabic plus any two other subjects from Arts.

8. Hausa

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB Passes including Hausa and other Arts subjects.
  • ABU Diploma at credit level.
  • NCE in Hausa
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes including English Language and Hausa and any other two Arts subjects.

S/N    FACULTY/COURSE    DIRECT ENTRY    UTME CANDIDATE

  1. Education

Christian Religious

  • Studies NCE with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Education and CRS
  • NCE with a minimum of ‘D’ grade in the second teaching subject.
  • ABU Diploma in CRS with a minimum of Merit pass Five ‘0’ level credit which must include English Language and CRS.
  1. Islamic Religious
  • Studies NCE with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Islamic Studies and Education
  • IJMB with a minimum of ‘E’ grade in all the three subjects including I.R.S.
  • ABU Diploma in Islamic Studies with a minimum of Merit Pass.
  • ND in Islamic Studies from any University with a minimum of Lower Credit. Five ‘0’ level credit which must include English Language and Islamic Studies.
  1. Mathematics Education
  • NCE with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Education and Mathematics
  • IJMB with a minimum of ‘D’ grade in Mathematics and minimum of ‘E’ grade in
  • the two other subjects.
  • ND with a minimum of Merit Pass in Mathematics.
  • ABU Higher Diploma with a minimum of Merit Pass in Mathematics Education. Five ‘0’ level credit which must include English Language and Mathematics.
  1. Chemistry Education
  • NCE with ‘C’ grade in Education and Chemistry.
  • IJMB or ‘A’ level with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Chemistry and a minimum of ‘D’ grade in one other Science subject from Biology, Physics, Geography.
  • ABU Diploma in Chemistry Education with Merit pass.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit which must include the English Language,
  • Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology, plus
  • Physics/Geography.
  • TC II with credit passes in Integrated Science, English Language, and any other three subjects.
  1. Geography Education
  • NCE with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Education and Geography
  • IJMB or ‘A’ level passes with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Geography and ‘D’ in one other Science subjects.
  • ABU Diploma in Geography Education with a minimum of merit passes.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit in Geography, Mathematics, English language and any other one from Chemistry, Physics or Biology.
  • TC II credit pass in Mathematics, Geography, English Language and any other three subjects.
  1. Biology Education
  • NCE with ‘C’ grade in Education and Biology.
  • IJMB or ‘A’ level passes with ‘C’ grade in Biology and ‘D’ in one other Science subjects from Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science or Geography.
  • ABU Diploma in Biology Education with a minimum of merit pass.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Biology, Mathematics, English language and Chemistry and any other from physics or Geography.
  • TC II credit passes in English Language, Integrated Science, and any other three subjects.
  1. Integrated Science
  • NCE with ‘C’ grade in Education and Integrated Science.
  • IJMB or ‘A’ level pass with a minimum of ‘C’ grade (merit) in Physics and ‘D’ grade in any other Science subjects
  • ABU Diploma in Integrated Science or Physics Education with a minimum of Merit pass.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Physics Chemistry, and Biology.
  • TC II credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, and any other two subjects from the following: Chemistry, Biology, Geography.
  1. Home Economics
  • ABU Diploma in Home Economics with a
  • minimum of Upper credit.
  • NCE merit in Home Economics and Education.
  • ABU Higher National Diploma with lower credit in Home Economics.
  • Five ‘O’ level credits pass in English Language, Food and Nutrition, Home Management or Textile and Clothing, and any other three subjects.
  1. Agricultural Education
  • NCE Agric Education (Double Major) with Merit passes.
  • HND Agric. Science (ABU) with minimum Of lower credit.
  • ABU National Diploma with a minimum of credit passes.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes including Chemistry and Biology or Agric Science, Integrated Science/General Science. Candidates with ND in agriculture with a minimum of lower credit.
  1. Business Education
  • NCE Minimum of Merit pass in Business Education
  • Two credit passes at IJMB in either Economics, Business Management, Accounting etc.
  • ABU Diploma with upper credit in a related discipline.
  • HND with credit pass in Business Studies and R/A stage III in secretarial studies.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes
  • including English Language and any four of Accounting Economics, Commerce, Business Methods, Shorthand and Typewriting with at least a Credit in Mathematics.
  1. Library and Information
  • Science “A” Level / IJMB passes in at least two subjects.
  • ABU Diploma in Library & Information Science (with at least Merit Grade).
  • NCE with a minimum of Merit Grade in two subjects. Five “O” Level credits pass including English Language & at least a pass in Mathematics.

OR

  • TCII Certificate with credit/merit in at least five subjects including English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics
  1. Hausa Education
  • “A” Level passes / IJMB in at least two subjects which must include Hausa.
  • ABU Diploma in Hausa with a minimum of Merit pass.
  • NCE with a minimum of “C” grade in Hausa Five “O” Level credits passes including English Language and Hausa.
  1. Arabic Education
  • “A” Level passes / IJMB in at least two subjects which must include Arabic.
  • ABU Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies with a minimum of Merit pass.
  • NCE with a minimum of “C” grade in Arabic.
  • Five “O” Level credits pass including English Language and Arabic
  1. Social Studies
  • Education “A” Level passes / IJMB in at least two subjects which must include Social Studies
  • ABU Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies with a minimum of Merit pass.
  • NCE with a minimum of “C” grade in Social Studies
  • Five “O” Level credits pass including English Language and Social Science subjects.
  1. Physical and Health
  • Education NCE passes in two major subjects of any other combination with P.E. or H.E. or P.H.E.
  • Two ‘A’ level passes in science subjects; Chemistry Physics, Biology, and Mathematics.
  • ABU Diploma with merit pass in P.H.E.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and anyone Science subject from Biology and Chemistry.
  1. Guidance and Counseling
  • Merit pass in Higher / Ordinary Diploma in Guidance and Counseling from ABU.
  • NCE with Merit and above in Education and the Teaching Subjects.
  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts & Social Sciences including English Language with a pass in Mathematics.
  1. Computer Science Education
  • Merit Pass in Higher Diploma and Diploma in Computer, Statistic or Mathematics Education.
  • NCE with Merit in Education and Computer Science.
  • Five ‘O’ credit pass which must include Mathematics, Physics English Language and any other two Science Subjects.

 

s/n    Faculty/course    Direct entry    Utme candidates

  1. ENGINEERING

Agricultural Engineering

  • Two ‘A’ level / IJMB Passes in
  • Mathematics, and either Physics, Chemistry or Agric Science.
  • ND Upper Credit or Distinction in Engineering or Physics/Mathematics from an accredited institution.
  • HND Lower Credit in Agricultural Engineering from a credited institution.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes in
  • English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Agric Science and any other Science subject.
  1. Chemical Engineering
  • Two ‘A’ level /IJMB Passes in Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics.
  • ND Upper Credit in Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • HND Lower Credit in Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other Science subject.
  1. Civil Engineering
  • Two ‘A’ level/IJMB Passes which must
  • include Mathematics Chemistry and Physics.
  • ND in Civil Eng. at Upper Credit from an accredited institution
  • HND in Civil Eng. with at least Lower Credit from an accredited institution
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other Science subject
  1. Electrical Engineering 
  • ND or equivalent in Electrical Eng. Or relevant field, with a minimum of Upper Credit with Distinction in Mathematics from an accredited institution.
  • A level/IJMB passes which must include Physics and Mathematics.
  • Five ‘0’ level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus any other science subject.
  • Cutoff Mark for Each Department

Abu Zaria admission requirements for each department

  • Medicine and surgery:

this department as dream department for most of the candidates entering into the university tends to have the highest cutoff mark in which a candidate must meet up with to be considered for admission. Being a dream course or department, their cut off mark tends to be 250 minimum score for candidates aspiring for the course.

  • Law:

minimum of 220 on aggregate.

  • Pharmacy:

230 minimum.

  • Accounting:

200 minimum.

190 and above will be accepted for all engineering and science courses excluding Agricultural and Biosystem engineering.

180 and above will be accepted for all other courses.

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