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A Guide to ATBU Bauchi

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A Brief Background on ATBU, Bauchi

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi was established in the year 1980. ATBU is one of the Federal universities of technology in Nigeria. The university has Dr. Jerome Udoji as her pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Professor A. O. Adekola as the Vice-Chancellor. Currently, this institution is one of the best University of Technology in Africa.

The site of ATBU was temporarily inherited from the former Bauchi State College of Arts and Science – located at Yelwa, Bauchi state. The institution acquired over 4,000 hectares of land at Gubi, Bauchi state. This marks her permanent site to date. Over time, the university has acquired more parcel of land for residential estate for staff – this estate is known as Kari Estate, located along Bauchi-Maiduguri road.

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ATBU Official Website

As one of the best institution for technology, ATBU can’t be ignored, even beyond Nigeria and Africa. Here is the official website for Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University: https://www.atbu.edu.ng

Faculties in ATBU

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Tech.
  • Faculty of Technology Education.
  • Faculty of Environmental Technology.
  • Faculty of Science.
  • Faculty of Management Science.

Where is ATBU Located?

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is located in Baluchi, in the northern part of Nigeria. ATBU was named after the first Prime Minister Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Their address is at P. M. B. 0248, Ahmadu Bello Way, Bauchi, Nigeria.

The ATBU Portal

ATBU Registration Portal

The university portal is often open when there will be online registration. This is also available for new students that have been admitted into the institution, both UTME and Direct Entry. Those that just gotten their admission are required to pay via REMITA from  www.atbu.edu.ng.

When payments are made, students can proceed to the registration of courses online. This should be printed out for record purposes. Payments can range from N34,000 to N41,000, depending on the courses and departments. Accommodation is excluded.

UTME Portal

ATBU often posts the screening exercise before an academic session commences. You can always check on their website. The post UTME screening form will also be available at due time.

To be eligible, you need a minimum score if 180 in your UTME exam. For MBBS, a score of at least 230 is required.

If you applied to other institutions, you can still change it to ATBU, there’s provision for this, as long as you score up to 180 in your UTME exam.

To apply for their post UTME screening exercise, simply visit their screening portal here: www.atbu.edu.ng/screening.

ATBU Bauchi Postgraduate School and Courses

The Postgraduate programmes that are offered at ATBU include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Tech. Education (M.Tech. Ed)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
  • Master of Health Management (MHM)
  • Master of Entrepreneur and Business Development (MEBD)
  • Master of Accounting and Finance (MAFS)
  • and levels in Postgraduate Diploma (PGD).

CLICK HERE to download the PDF version of the full postgraduate programmes and courses offered at ATBU.

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ATBU Admission and Post UTME

Post UTME/Admission Cut Off Mark

Every academic session, the management of ATBU often releases the cut-off for her admission exercises.

In order for a candidate to be eligible for writing the post UTME screening exercise conducted by the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, he/she must have a score of 180 or more in a recent JAMB examination.

ATBU Admission List

It is easy to check your admission status whenever the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University publishes her admission list. This list often contains names of students offered admission – often uploaded online.

To check the ATBU admission list, simply visit their admission status checking portal. Visit http://portal.atbu.edu.ng/screening/pages/login.php. When you get to this page, input your JAMB registration number and other necessary information – it’s straight forward. After you are done filling the form, login to check your admission status. Good luck!

The Top 3 ATBU Courses

At Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, here are the three top courses:

  • – Accounting technology. This one is a hot cake in this institution.
  • – Agric-Economics and Extension.
  • – Agricultural Engineering. You will get core practical knowledge in this course.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Direct Entry Requirements

Direct Entry Form

 To be eligible for the ATBU’s direct entry screening exercise, you must have the following:

  • Chosen Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University as your “first choice of institution” for direct entry category.
  • You need a minimum of 5 credit passes in your O’ level result. Mathematics and English Language must be included in these five subjects.

How can I apply for this institution’s direct entry screening?

Simple. Just head to the university’s page. There is a special page created for this purpose. Visit: www.atbu.edu.ng/screening.


  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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