Dean's Welcome Message

Prof. Y. Y. Bambale

My dear students, on behalf of Student Affairs Division and the University Management, I welcome you all to the biggest and prestigious University, west of the Sahara, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
It is a golden opportunity to have been admitted considering the large number of those who applied for admission. And this calls for celebration and congratulations to you and your parents/guardians.
Ahmadu Bello University is a truly federal institution, conducive for learning regardless of your ethnic, religious or cultural background. It is hoped that you will exploit this unique and rare opportunity.
It is required of you to conduct yourselves according to the laws of the University and the land by being law abiding, disciplined and avoid bad habits and influences. You are also required to take good care of yourselves health wise. Report to sickbay (University Health Services) in Samaru and Kongo Campuses for any sign of sickness such as malaria, typhoid and the like.
There are many clubs and associations recognized by the University which you can join to broaden your academic and social horizons. The University will not tolerate and allow unrecognized associations to exist and flourish, as Ahmadu Bello University is not and will not be a place for clandestine and cultist activities.
The University is not unmindful of the fact that students in Nigeria today are facing untold hardships in their academic pursuits as a result of their large number, accommodation problems as well as the economic recession generally facing Nigerian economy.
This is why the Division will not only be useful to you but handy for taking care of all matters affecting your welfare and a guide to your studies.
The Division is located at the first floor of the Senate building and has the following offices/units for effective students’ welfare management.

  1. Office of the Dean. It is headed by the Dean, who oversees all the activities of the Division.
  2. Office of the Deputy Dean. There are two Deputies for Main Campus and Kongo Campus. They assist the Dean in running the Division.
  3. Office of the Assistant Dean (Female matters). There are two Assistant Deans for Main Campus and Kongo Campus. Female students are encouraged to exploit this opportunity especially on feminine matters by interacting with them.
  4. Staff Officer. The Staff Officer is the Head of the administrative staff and other supporting staff. These comprise of Accommodation Officer, Career Officer, International Desk Officer, Hall Administrators, Assistant Hall Administrators, Hall Supervisors, Porters, Office Assistants, Cleaners etc.
  5. Finance Office. This Unit is headed by the Finance Officer that oversees the finance and stores of the Division.
  6. Hostel Maintenance Unit. This is headed by the Chief Maintenance Officer. This unit undertakes the repairs of structures and facilities in the hostels.

All these officers are always accessible to assist you in solving your problems. Make use of them and the services they offer.
I wish you a successful stay on the campuses.

Thank you.

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