Everything You Need to Know About Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university (ATBU) is a federal university based at bauchi State, the institute was founded in the 1980s, then was formerly known as Federal University of technology. The academic operations began in October 1981, when the first students were admitted into remedial and pre-degree programs.

The following year (1982) in October, degree courses in School of Science and Science Education started. The university was merged with Ahmadu Bello university Zaria for four years, before the institute demerger in 1984. The institute boost of two campuses which are:
Gubi Campus: Along Bauchi/Kano Road, Gubi, Bauchi State (main campus).
The other campus (Yelwa Campus) is located Along Bauchi/Dass Road, Yelwa, Bauchi State.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university’s workforce is made up of (1000) administrative staffs who are notable lecturers and professors and staff’s in other fields. The institution provides its students with up-to-date library, ICT support and laboratory facilities. The environment is stress-free and friendly for learning.

ATBU Bauchi Portal

To have access to the school’s portal, follow this link:

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi School Fees

The school fees for the 2022/2023 academic session are as follows:

Freshers: N44,250

Returning: N38,500

Foreign Students

Freshers: N99,600

Returning: N86,100

Interested students that are willing to stay within the school premises can pay for hostel at the rate of N12,590 only.

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Acceptance fees for 2022 academic session is N33,000, while on the other hand medical applicants pay a mandatory non refundable fee of N40,000

ATBU inside campus
ATBU inside campus

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Cut Off Mark 2023

The UTME cut-off mark for 2023/2024 academic is 160. This means applicants seeking admission into the university must score 160 or above in JAMB.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Post UTME 2023

To qualify for ATBU Post UTME screening, Applicanta must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have chosen Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University as their first choice.
  • Must score a minimum of 160 in UTME and above to qualify
  • In not more than two sittings, the applicants must possess at least five credit passes in relevant subjects in O’ Level, including mathematics and English Language.
  • And finally, to be considered for admission you must pass the Post UTME screening test.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Addresses

The university is located in Bauchi, Bauchi state, ATBU main located at Bauchi/Kano Road, Gubi, Bauchi State. The other campus is located at Bauchi/Dass Road, Yelwa, Bauchi State.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi News

The news page of the school portal brings latest news about Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University when uploaded. News in areas of Academic information, Calendar, and more are being updated on the University’s website.

You can access the news page through the link:

Faculty of Architecture Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Faculty of Architecture Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Faculties

ATBU is as of the time of writing this article, has only 6 faculties, of which are listed below:

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Technology Education

Faculty of Management Technology

Faculty of Environmental Technology

Faculty of Engineering & Engineering Technology

Faculty of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Courses

ATBU bauchi offers numerous number of courses and below are some of the courses offered at the institute:

Crop Production

Soil Science

Agricultural Economics and Extension

Civil Engineering

Computer and Communication


Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Quantity Survey

Urban & Regional Planning





Business Management






ATBU Notable Alumni

Isa Ali Pantami: is the current Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. He was the formal Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of Nigeria from September 2016 to August 2019. A graduate of the prestigious institution (B. Tech, Msc), He lectured at Abubakar tafawa balewa University for quite a while in information technology.

ATBU Students
ATBU Students

Saket Kushwaha: is a professor of agricultural economics at the Banaras Hindu University, he is indian, an educationalist and agricultural economistt. He was also the former dean of School of Management at the Abubakar tafawa balewa University from 1993 – 2006.

Less competitive courses in ATBU

You can agree with me that courses in the medical and engineering line are competitive unlike the social science and education courses. So below we have put down some of the less competitive courses at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University;

Animal Production

Crop Production

Environmental Management Technology

Soil Science

Urban & Regional Planning



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