Are you an Abusite? Are you still in school or you have already left? Do you think you really know your alma Mater? Here are 17 Awesome Facts About ABU Zaria that you probably have never heard about
1. The school operates two campuses: Kongo and Samaru. The Samaru Campus is the institution’s main campus which houses its administrative buildings and most of its faculties. (Wikipedia)
2. There are more than 90,000 students in ABU running different programmes ranging from diploma and undergraduate to postgraduate. (Empirically)
3. The Faculty of Law and the Departments of History and Local Government & Development Studies have never produced a first class graduate. (Empirically)
4. Medicine and Surgery is the most applied course in ABU. According to a statistics from ABU in 2016, 10k people applied and only about 120 were needed. Civil Law is the second most sought after course.
5. Presently, there are 99 departments in ABU, Zaria and 16 Faculties.(https://abu.edu.ng)
6. Before building of Dangote and Shehu Idris Halls, ABU had no new hostel for the past 40 years. (Dailytrust)
7. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Ibrahim Garba. Prof. Yahaya Yunusa Bambale is the Dean Students’ Affairs, and Dr. Ahmed Kundila is the Registrar, Ahmadu Bello University. (Empirically)
8. The distance between Kongo Campus and Samaru Campus using a bus or a car is about 25 minutes. (Google Map)
9. ABU is the second largest university on the African continent after the University of Cairo in Egypt. (Wikipedia)
10. There’s only one Faculty and one Institute in Kongo Campus (Law Faculty and Institute of Administration). (Empirically)
11. ABU is the most secular university in Nigeria. It has students from all parts of Nigeria.
12. It also has the highest number of foreign candidates. Currently around 18.75% of its current population (JAMB)
13. One of the largest Christian Students’ chapel is located in Samaru Main Campus of ABU, Zaria.
14. The school has never been shutdown by cult activities.
15. Kogi state has the highest student population in ABU. (JAMB statistics)
16. ABU is the cheapest federal university in Nigeria.
17. Some of the most humble lecturers are found in ABU