Getting involved with Student Clubs, Societies and extra-curricular activities is a great way to expand your social networks and have fun. These student clubs are generally designed to help students become more involved on campus. Moreso, such activities provide the students with opportunities to develop leadership, social responsibility, citizenship, volunteerism, and employment experience.
Participating in student clubs on campus can impact the academic and social performance of the student involved based on their level of involvement. Skills such as academic autonomy, cultural participation, educational involvement, life management, and establishing and clarifying purpose increase in direct relation to the level of involvement.
Students who participate in student clubs activities in their university days have a greater chance and are more likely to move up the hierarchical chain of power in the general world. In a nutshell, joining a progressive student clubs can lead to substantial benefits to the student in both the long and short term. And help the student to be exposed to unique life challenges, leadership, and critical decisions
In ABU Zaria, there are a lot of such student clubs on campus ranging from political, religious, civic, cultural, interest-based, tribal, regional, etc. Below is a list of the top 8 clubs in ABU Zaria that can positively impact your academic and general life.
Top 8 Student Clubs in ABU
#1. Enactus ABU
Enactus (ABU) is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
It is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. They provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods.
Annually, over 1,300,000 people are impacted through Enactus projects implemented by over 72,000 Enactus students spread across 1,730 tertiary institutions in 36 countries. Although the Enactus global operations started in 1975 with its global Headquarters in the United States, the Nigerian operations, started in 2000 when a strategic decision was reached to extend the Enactus program to other parts of the world.
Since its inception in Nigeria, the Enactus programme has grown from one campus in 2000 to over 30 campuses spread across 25 states of the federation with an annual average of 1500 active students. Each year, the Enactus network in Nigeria (consisting of these dynamic undergraduates, academic and business leaders) directly impact over 100 rural communities by implementing 150+ innovative developmental projects that we have seen to have great potentials to empower individuals, reposition businesses and transform communities across the country. Check Details
#2. Junior Chambers International ABU
Junior Chamber International, a non-profit organization and a worldwide federation of young active citizens’ within ages 18 to 40, was founded by Henry Giessenbier in 1915 and officially became Junior Chamber International in December 11, 1944 in Mexico City.
JCI Nigeria, an affiliate of Junior Chamber International, was founded on 9th march, 1957 through Otunba Bola Adewunmi, a young man who travelled to the United States as a reporter, where he joined and learnt more about Junior Chamber International. On returning to Nigeria, Otunba assembled young men of like minds to start the JCI movement in Nigeria. The first meeting was held on 9th March 1957 at the Brostow Hotel, Lagos.
Junior Chamber International Nigeria has over 100 Local Organisation (both City and Collegiate Chapters) and over 2,500 Active Citizens membership base. JCI Nigeria relies on her Active citizen’s base; young leaders and entrepreneurs that are committed to creating impact in their communities. Check Details
#3. African Union Students Club
The African Union Students Club is a community of students based in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Among many other universities in Nigeria United by the goal of Piece and Development on the African continent.
The African Union students club was created to among many other objectives seek to promote knowledge and unity between African youths, build the next set of leaders for our continent and play a part In changing the tide of failure and underdevelopment on the African continent.
We do this by organizing a series of peace summits, symposiums, public lectures, educational field trips to other countries and our famous mock summit.
#4. Creative Writers Clubs
The Creative Writers Club is a group of students that promote the art of creative writing by sharing experiences in writing, to encourage, and to learn from each other. Reading and critiquing members’ original work is the focal point of each meeting. All types of writing are explored.
Beginning and professional writers, those who write for their own enjoyment, those who have published and those who hope to publish are welcome. The only criteria required for membership is love for the printed word.
There are two creative writer clubs at Ahmadu Bello University. One in Kongo campus and another in the main campus samaru
#5. The ABU Plogging Club
The ABU Plugin Club is a group of students whose goal is keeping the environment clean and the body healthy. They keep fit to keep clean. Call them the team of joggers n’ pickers. Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter.
It started as an organized activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.
Plogging Nigeria is an organization with a vision to birth” Fit People in Clean Communities”. The fast-growing organization currently has clubs in 14 institutions around Nigeria. Check Details
#6. STEMCoders Club ABU
A club of coders and developers on campus, learning and working together executing problem-solving team projects. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Coders, abbreviated as STEM Coders, is a computational club set up for computational activities and allied related disciplines and careers. The Club was established on two cardinal philosophies;
- Peer to peer learning with project execution
- Industrial professional to peer learning with project execution and incubation.
The platform is for all and sundry irrespective of course of study and career disciplines. Since every profession needs knowledge of information and communications technology to achieve a lot with less, it is imperative for us at STEM Coders to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge which are of higher demand in the industry right from the university in a more flexible way other than the school curriculum.
Thereby creating solutions to help move their careers, discipline, and the economy to a greater height. Membership is based on sessional recruitments. Learning and project execution are clearly defined for easy coordination of the club. Volunteers on and off-campus are welcome! To Join, Contact: stemcoders.com.ng for details
#7. The Hult Prize
The Hult Prize was established by Bertil Hult and is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from MBA and college students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. The Hult family – founders of EF Education First – donates USD 1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise
The Prize is a partnership between Hult International Business School and the United Nations Foundation. Former President Bill Clinton selects the challenge topic and announces the winner each September. The Hult prize has been referred to as the “Nobel Prize for students” by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Zainab Ishaq Musa, a student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria led her team (Team Egesta) to win the Hult Prize regional challenge 2018 competition on the use of machine learning to solve energy challenges.
8. Ahmadu Bello University Developers (ABUDevs)
Ahmadu Bello University Developers (ABUDevs) is a students’ club with the sole aim of propagating and nurturing creativity and innovation amongst the students of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria – Nigeria.
The club currently has a membership of over 1500 registered members who are students of the university.
The club engages its members through human capacity building, impact-driven events, and program aimed at equipping students with skills required by the industry for world-class market value. Check out the website https://Abudevs.abu.edu.ng