Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
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Faculty of Science
Faculty of Agriculture And Agricultural Technology
Faculty of Environmental Technology
Faculty of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Technology Education
College of Medical Sciences

+234 806 898 9116
Gubi Campus:
Along Bauchi/Kano Road,
Gubi, Bauchi State.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, Bauchi was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, located in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria with Dr Jerome Udoji and Professor A. O. Adekola as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively, while Alh. Adamu Aliyu was the first Registrar of the University.

ATBU has 7 Faculties offering courses in 44 subject areas (s), with degrees offered in about 401 areas (s) of specialization at the diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate diploma (PGD), postgraduate (Master and PhD) levels. The Faculties are spread across the two campuses of the University as follows; the Main (or Gubi) Campus hosts the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT), which was the first to be relocated to the Gubi Campus, and the Faculty of Technology Education (FTE). The other faculties at Gubi Campus are the Faculty of Management Science (FMS) and the College of Medical Sciences. While the Faculty of Engineering & Engineering Technology (FEET), the Faculty of Environmental Technology (FET) and the Faculty of Science are located at the Yelwa Campus. The other academic units of the University include 3 Centers of excellence; the Postgraduate School, the Directorate of Remedial Studies, the Center of Entrepreneurial Studies, and so on...

Our Mission

To provide relevant and high-quality education and prepare individuals for work, leadership and meaningful life, through the promotion of research, teaching, development and testing of ideas in order to advance understanding and quality of life.


The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi is committed to academic freedom, tolerance, probity, equal opportunity and respect for cultural diversity.

Logo and Motto (University Logo Interpretation)

It has become a tradition for every institution of learning to possess a logo and a motto. In some cases, the origin of the logo derives from the history or physical features of the area. It is based on the culture or it is meant to depict the aims, aspirations, hopes and goals envisioned.

The logo of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is derived from at least two of these sources: depicting a physical feature of its location whilst at the same time drawing attention to its aim and goals. The official interpretation of the logo is as follows: The logo embodies near the top of the shield, the nation’s national colours, emphasizing the Federal nature of the institution, the white portion of the colours being occupied by an open book, a common enough feature of educational institutions.

The sunrays atop the national colours are meant to convey the notion that education is a source of light that banishes ignorance and superstition thereby elevating the mind to levels that can grapple with societal problems. Bauchi, the location of the University, is on the edge of the Bauchi-Plateau with gently undulating topography occasionally punctuated by outcrops of inselbergs, either singly or in groups. The lower part of the logo is meant to depict these inselbergs or hills in relief.

Finally, there is a communication tower with an antenna on top of the hill. The antenna conveys the technological vocation of the University as well as the notion that the University should not only be a repository of scientific and technological information but also a source of dissemination and acquisition of such information globally to be made available for ready application.

The university logo, thus, incorporates something peculiar to the nature of its environment, the Federal source of the University’s funding and above all its aspirations and goals. Its Latin motto, DOCTRINA MATER ARTIUM, which literally means “Education is the mother of the practical art”, is concise, apt and proverbial.

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