ATBU Department of Vocational Education Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Vocational Education under the Faculty of Education in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in (ATBU)  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

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

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

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Vocational Education;

You require;

Agric. Technology Education
(i) Five SSCE credits to include English, Mathematics., Chemistry, Agric Science and Geography/Physics
(ii) TC Grade II

Home Economics
(i) Five SSCE credits in English, Mathematics., Home Economics and any two of Mgt, Biology, Chemistry, and Clothing and Textiles


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Vocational Education under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Mathematics, Economics plus one of Literature in English, History, Government, Geography/Physics.
Chemistry and Physics,Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Vocational Education, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;Agric. Technology Education
1. NCE in Agricultural Science Education (DM)
with credit

2. ND with a minimum Upper credit in
Agricultural Science

3. HND with Lower Credit in relevant areas of
Agricultural Science

Home Economics:
1. NCE in Home Economics at Merit level

2. National Diploma in Home Economics at lower credit level

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into ATBU for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have score a minimum of  180 and above in your JAMB result.

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