ABU Cut-Off Mark for 2023/2024 Admission Exercise

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  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has announced the cut-off mark for the 2023/2024 academic session. To be eligible for the post UTME screening exercise at ABU, candidates must score a minimum of 180 in the UTME and select ABU as their first choice. With campuses in Samaru, Kongo, and Funtua, ABU offers a wide range of faculties including sciences, arts, law, and administration among others. The cut-off mark announcement allows students to know the benchmark for admission into the university.


Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), one of Nigeria’s most prestigious research universities, has announced the admission cut-off mark for the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions. Candidates aspiring to gain admission to this esteemed institution will find essential details below regarding the university’s minimum requirements and cut-off mark for the upcoming academic year.


Overview: Ahmadu Bello University in Context

Before delving into the specifics of the admission criteria, it’s essential to understand the standing of ABU within the Nigerian academic landscape. Located in Zaria, Kaduna State, ABU is a federal government research university established on October 4, 1962, originally known as the University of Northern Nigeria.


The university operates across three main campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria, and the School of Basic Studies in Funtua. The Samaru campus serves as the heart of the institution, hosting the administrative offices, faculties of sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences, and agricultural sciences, along with the key research facilities.


The Kongo campus, on the other hand, is home to the Faculties of Law and Administration. The Faculty of Administration encompasses the Departments of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies, and Public Administration. In addition to these campuses, ABU also manages a variety of institutions and programmes at different locations.


ABU Cut-Off Mark: The Gatekeeper of Admission

The admission authority at ABU Zaria has declared the minimum score candidates must achieve in their JAMB UTME to be considered for admission. For the 2023/2024 academic session, candidates are required to score no less than 180 in their JAMB UTME.


Moreover, candidates should have chosen ABU as their first-choice institution in the JAMB application process. Achieving the defined cut-off score and indicating ABU as the top preference increases the candidates’ prospects of securing an admission offer from the university.


If a candidate’s UTME score falls below the cut-off mark, their chance of gaining admission into ABU has been compromised. Only prospective students with scores that are equal to or above the stated cut-off mark are qualified to apply for ABU post-UTME screening exercise.

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