Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is a federal university of technology located in Bauchi, the northeastern part of Nigeria. The university is named after Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the university’s motto is “Doctrina Mater Artium”, which translates “Education is the mother of the practical arts”.

Candidates can now write exams, register, and do other important tasks on the ATBU internet portal. Especially, in the aspect of checking the admission list, this can be done in the comfort of one’s home or whichever location they are without traveling the rigorous road to the school to do that.

The candidates who choose a course in ATBU are hereby informed that the admission list for the 2020/2021 academic session has been released. Those who participated in the ATBU admission screening exercise can now proceed and check if their names are among the successful candidates for admission. 

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Admission List Portal – http://atbu.edu.ng/#/ug/checkshortlistedlist

ATBU Admission List – How To Check ATBU AdmissionStatus

The Process is easy and user-friendly, it can be done with very simple steps. The procedures to check the ATBU admission status can be found below.

  1. Go to the ATBU admission status checking portal at www.atbu.edu.org
  2. Click on view ATBU admission list
  3. Click on undergraduate (or any other program)
  4. Enter your (JAMB registration number in the required column)
  5. Finally, click on Search to access your admission status.

Or you;

  1. Go to the ATBU admission status checking portal at http://atbu.edu.ng/#/ug/checkshortlistedlist.
  2. Enter your JAMB registration number in the required column.
  3. Finally, click on Search to access your ATBU admission status.

Note: This can be done on a computer or a mobile phone.

Applicants whose names appeared on the list are to come to the institution for physical screening exercise with relevant credentials scheduled to hold on the 24th to 30th of September, 2018.

It is imperative that successful candidates who are to sit for the screening exercise should come along with documents such as an Online screening slip, Physical screening invitation letter, Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age, Downloaded O’level Results from the internet at not more than 2 sittings, Scratch card PIN (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GRADE II) or Original Certificates, Indigene Letters as well as NCE/NDE/IJMB for Direct Entry Candidates

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU Admission List Portal

A web portal is a specially designed website that brings information from various sources, such as online forums, e-mail, and numerous search engines, together in a uniform way. Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information that is oftentimes configured by the user for the ones to display. This article is to discuss the ATBU Admission list portal and possibly how to use it.

Previously, applicants do queue or are in the scattered array just to check their names on the admission list for a long period of hours, whereas some even travel from far distance to the school to do the same. This and many more reasons propelled the administration of ATBU and other varsities in Nigeria to embrace and employ the use of the internet into their educational system.

Technology has revolutionized every aspect of human endeavour, educational institutions not exempted. Since the inception and embrace of technology into the educational sector, It has boosted and fostered the services of the institutions ranging from re-examination to registration and downloading some vital documents as well. Creating and using the ATBU portal has reduced the stress of having to squeeze through a large number of crowds to be able to view the admission list posted on the information board or walls of the institution. Also, applicants do not need to travel far wasting transport fare and taking the risk to journey far distance.

Faculties In Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

Typical of every university, ATBU offers various degrees through six Faculties, these are the faculty of Engineering, Agriculture, Environmental Technology, Science, Management Technology, and the School of Technology Education. Also, ATBU offers entry-level bachelor’s degrees and both Masters and Doctorate degrees. Each school is headed by a Dean who reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor who is the executive head of the university.

These Are The Faculties In ATBU

Faculty of Engineering & Engineering Technology

S/N                               Name

1                    Department of Agriculture & Bio-Resource

2                    Department of Automobile Engineering

3                    Department of Chemical and Engineering

4                    Department of Civil Engineering

5                    Department of Computer and Communication Engineering

6                    Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering

7                    Department of Mechanical/Production Engineering

8                    Department of Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

9                    Department of Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology    

S/N                              Name

1              Department of Animal Production

2              Department of Crop Production

3              Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

Faculty of Environmental Technology    

      S/N                       Name

      1                 Department of Architectures

      2                 Department of Building

      3                 Department of Environmental Management Technology

      4                 Department of Estate Management and Valuation

      5                 Department of Industrial Design

      6                 Department of Survey & Geo-Informatics

      7                 Department of Quantity Survey

      8                 Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Faculty of Science

S/N                            Name

1                 Department of Mathematical Sciences

2                 Department of Biological Sciences

3                 Department of Chemistry

4                 Department of Geology

5                 Department of Physics

6                 Department of Biochemistry

 7                Department of Ecology

8                 Department of Microbiology

Faculty of Management Technology

S/N                                  Name

1                      Department of Banking & Finance Technology

2                      Department of Management & Information Technology

3                      General Studies

4                      Department of Accounting

5                      Department of Business Management

Faculty of Technology Education

S/N                              Name

1                      Department of Education Foundation

2                      Department of Science Education

3                      Department of Vocational & Technology Education       

4                      Department of Library and information science

About Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

At the commencement of the University, it was given the site of the former Bauchi College of Arts and Sciences (BACAS) at Yelwa which serve as a permanent site covering 4,500 hectares of land off Bauchi – Ningi road was fully acquired later for the institution where physical development has already begun.

The university was established in the year 1980 as the Federal University of Technology, Bauchi. The institution’s first students were admitted for pre-degree and remedial programmes in October 1981 while the degree courses of the School of Science and Science Education kicked started in October 1982. On the 1st of October 1984, the university was merged with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria with a change of nomenclature from the Federal University of Technology, Bauchi to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Ahmadu Bello University, Bauchi campus. In 1988, the varsity changed its autonomous status following a general demerger of such institutions by the then government. This then led to the change of nomenclature to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

The university’s academic pattern was formulated in 1980 after consultation with diverse subject experts from Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The adopted curriculum was applied in nature, as suited to a technologically based institution, and this theme is maintained in all the departments of the university.

Presently, the university boast of over 30 Academic Departments, 6 Faculties, 8 Directorates, and 7 Centers, with a population of undergraduate students’ of over 10,000. Also, a college of Medical Science has been established in the University and has since started.



ATBU is one of the oldest tertiary institutions in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria and it is highly patronized by thousands of prospective undergraduates from across the nation and possibly beyond the borders of the country.  As you have seen the role of technology especially the internet that has simplified and ease administrative stress. You don’t have to go over to ATBU before you can check your name on the admission list but can do that with your gadgets (PC or mobile phone) right in your various locations. Also, there are several things you can do on the portal, not just to check admission status alone. Therefore, checking the admission status has been made easy.  

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