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Distance Learning

We acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of certain individuals within our academic community.

The year 2023 has been largely smooth and some achievements were recorded in some areas. Usman Aliyu has won the the Ogobara K. Doumbo Scholarship by the Malaria Medicine Venture (MMV) and the Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC), University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali. He was among twenty Africans given the scholarship.

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Professor Maryam Aminu

Professor Maryam Aminu

Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Science website. We aim to create an enabling environment where students thrive and gain comprehensive education and broadened scientific knowledge in order to equip them with skills that will benefit them in their future and professional ambitions. Founded in 1962 at the establishment of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the Faculty of Science is made up of nine departments: Biochemistry, Biological sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Textile science and Technology. It offers thirteen degree programmes at the undergraduate level, eighteen postgraduate diploma programmes, thirty-one Master’s degree programmes and twenty-two Ph.D programmes across the nine departments.

The Faculty is a beehive of scientific activities where an exceptional group of scientists who not only rise to the top in their fields and create

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Mission, Vision and Philosophy


The Faculty of Science shall be a world-class Faculty comparable to any other, engage in research and, to serve humanity in allfields of endeavor and practices relevant to the needs of the University and the society.


To advance the frontiers of Science and Technology and also to break new grounds, through teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge for an integrated national growth and development.


To produce well nurtured graduate that will be in a possition to contribute to the advancement of knowledege at local, National and Global levels.