ATBU Cut Off Mark 2020 For JAMB, Post UTME Departmental

Get to know 2020/2021 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU Cut Off Mark for JAMB, Post UTME and departmental cut off point. Admission season is here again, and (as has been the tradition) students are running all over the place, trying to secure admission into the universities of their choice, or failing that, they go for whatever universities or institutions of higher learning that will take them according to their academic abilities.

The options available are many, as there are very many universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, and other places of higher education, both private and public, within the borders of Nigeria.

As expected, you do not just walk into a school and demand to be given admission. There are certain criteria that the intending students must meet before being admitted to study in any of the courses in any university. One of these important criteria is the meeting or exceeding the required cut off mark for each of the schools as well as the required cutoff marks for the courses as set by each department itself. The reason for this is to determine the level of intelligence of the aspiring students which the school is about to take into their learning system, to ensure that they can cope with the rigors of school life, and also to set a standard for the school so that the learning environment does not fester with mediocrity, but rather, that the schools produce the finest products, which they can be proud of.

ATBU Cut Off Mark

Setting and maintaining this standard and reputation has always been a problem, that is why the cutoff marks were set, and a government agency was set up to unify and supervise the process of taking in students into citadels of higher learning.

Cut-off marks are the agreed scores that are set by a particular institution as yardsticks for admitting students to study and obtain certifications for any particular department or field of study. The school sets the score, but the government sets the examination.
If you have recently taken the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examinations, you want to know whether the score you have attained is high enough to guarantee admission into a University. In this post we are going to examine that matter. This post gives a clear and thorough breakdown of the cutoff marks system for Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU.

ATBU Cut Off Mark 2020/2021 For JAMB, Post UTME Departmental Cut Off Point

Basic ATBU Cut off Mark 2020 is 180.

That means before you approach the institution at all in order to write the post JAMB/ UTME screening, you must have scored a mark that is not less than 180 marks in the recently concluded JAMB UTME examinations.

Candidates with higher scores are first considered for admission while candidates with lower scores though above the minimum score of 180 may still be admitted, but those that scored less than 180 are likely not to be admitted. In fact, it is the higher your scores, the higher the chances of being admitted into ABTU.

However, that score does not guarantee you admission into the COURSE OF YOUR CHOICE. But if you do well in the post UTME screening, then you could be offered the opportunity to study a similar course.
Let us now look at what the cutoff marks for the various departments look like.

ATBU Cut-off Marks According to Departments for the Year 2020/21

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) does not really adhere to the idea of having a specific cut off mark for each different course. However, intending students who have attained a minimum score of 200 in the last UTME examinations are welcome to apply for admission into ABTU to study any courses of their choice, as far as the intakes are still ongoing.

However, there are terms and conditions: Due to the high number of students lining up to study at the prestigious Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, the admission processes is quite competitive, and so admissions are given to students based on their good performances at the JAMB/UTME examinations just concluded. Because the school is looking to admit only the most promising students into its halls of learning it is a case of ‘the higher the JAMB/UTME scores, the higher the chances of being admitted into ABTU.

ATBU Departmental Cut Off Mark/Points

As a matter of process, rather than written code, the Departmental Cut- off marks of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is provided as follows;

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Faculty of Medical Sciences Cut Off Mark:
    • Department of Medicine – Students aspiring to become doctors, or to study in any of the medical practices should have a score of 250 and Above
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Faculty of Law Cut Off Mark 2020:
    • Department of Law – Students intending to study law should have a score of 240 and above.
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Faculty of Engineering Cut-Off Marks:
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering,
      Department of Chemical Engineering,
      Department of Electrical Engineering,
      Department of Civil Engineering,
      Department of Computer Engineering
      For the above departments which are under the faulty of Engineering, Students should have a score of 220 and above in order to qualify for admission.
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Faculty of Science Cut Off Mark:
    • Department of Industrial Chemistry,
      Department of Industrial Physics,
      Department of Computer Science,
      Department of Geology,
      Department of Microbiology,
      Department of Biochemistry,
      Department of Anatomy,
      For the above-listed departments which are all under the Faculty of Science, intending students should have a score of 190 and above at the just concluded JAMB/UTME.

Note: The cut-off marks for each of the above-listed faculties and departments of study can vary from year to year, depending on the general average performance of candidates, as well as the number of prospective students who applied to study in the school for that year. Therefore, while the information is good for this year, it may not be accurate for the next year or admission season.

Having scaled through the ATBU cut-off mark 2020, it is important to have a little background information about the institution in question: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU).

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University’ (ATBU) is a federal institution, or university of technology and is located in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state, in northern Nigeria. The institution is named after the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and has chosen as its motto: “Doctrina Mater Artium”, which translates to “{{Education is the mother of the practical arts}}”.

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ( ATBU) which is located in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, situated in the North-Eastern geographical area of Nigeria. The Institution had Dr. Jerome Udoji and Professor A. O. Adekola as the premier Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the institution respectively, while Alhaji Adamu Aliyu was the University’s first Registrar.

At the inauguration, the Institution took over the site of the former Bauchi State College of Arts and Science (BACAS) at Yelwa as its temporary site. She then proceeded to acquire a 4,500-hectare parcel of land along the Bauchi-Ningi Road as the school’s permanent site and main campus, and another parcel of land along Bauchi-Maiduguri Road for a residential estate for its staff. The estate is called Kari Estate.

The University academic units of the university were initially divided into Schools and Programmes at inception, and that ran until 2014 when the government agency called the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved the change of terminology from School to Faculty and from Programme to Department. The change is only superficial.

The Institution started full academic activities at its Yelwa Campus in October of the year 1981 with the admission of its pioneer batch of 100 students into her Pre-Degree Programme study course. Degree Programmes subsequently began in 1982 in the School (now called Faculty) of Science and Science Education. {{Two additional Schools (now called Faculties), namely the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology and also secondly the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology}}. They were both established during the 1983/1984 academic session.

In the year 1984, under the improved rationalization programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Institution was then merged with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and as result, it was subsequently renamed to be the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Ahmadu Bello University, (ATBC-ABU) to show that it was a subsidiary. Professor Buba Bajoga was installed as the Provost. However that merger was reversed In the year 1988, and the Institution regained its autonomy again as a full-fledged university. Prof Buba Bajoga, the former Provost, was then installed as Vice-Chancellor.

Some additional Schools were subsequently established. They are listed below:

The School (now called Faculty) of Environmental Technology in the 1991/1992 Session;
The School (faculty) of Post Graduate Studies in the 1995/1996 Session;
The school (now called Faculty) of Management Technology and
The School (now called Faculty) of Technology Education in the 2002/2003 Session.

The establishment of the University’s School of Technology Education automatically separated Education courses from the Applied Sciences, and with this change, it became imperative that the former School of Science and Science Education be renamed the School of Science. As per recent change, the University management is in the advanced stages of perfecting the establishment of the College of Medical Sciences. The University’s Governing Council has established some Committees to ensure a smooth inauguration of the College. As a precursor to the establishment of the University’s Medical College, the Bauchi State Government has handed over what was the former Bauchi State Specialist Hospital to the Federal Government, and the hospital has since been converted or renamed to the University Teaching Hospital, which is a hospital to be run by the University.

A major highlight in the history of the University is the relocation of the University to the permanent site at Gubi. This process began with the relocation of the management arm called Directorate of Remedial Studies in 2008 and then was followed by the Faculty (formerly a school) of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. The Central Administration of the Institution has since moved, that moved to Gubi Campus happened in November, of 2010.


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