Faculty of Arts, ABU Zaria

Department of African Languages & Cultures

Department of Theater & Performing Arts

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Prof. A. A. Liman
Dean Faculty of Arts

Message from the Dean

The Faculty of Arts is located within the core of the Main Campus, Samaru. As one of the twelve Faculties of Ahmadu Bello University, is reputed to have existed before the formal establishment of the University. As a foundation Faculty that soon metamorphosed into the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty was, from its inception, poised to play a leading role in the administrative development and academic accomplishments of the University. The intricate relationship between the Faculty of Arts and Ahmadu Bello University can be better appreciated by going into the history of the University itself. The idea of a University in Northern Nigeria came up following the recommendations of the Ashby Commission on Higher Education in Nigeria appointed by the Federal Government in 1959. Read More.......

Mission

To advance the frontiers of learning in the arts and humanities through teaching research and dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality; establish and foster national and international integration, development and promotion of African traditions and cultures and produce high level manpower and enhance capacity building through retraining so as to respond to the challenges of the immediate community, Nigeria and the world at large.

Vision

The Faculty of Arts shall be a world class Faculty comparable to any other, engaged in imparting knowledge in the Arts and Humanities using high quality facilities and multi- disciplinary approaches without discrimination to race, gender and creed, as well as generating new ideas and intellectual practices relevant to the needs of its immediate community, Nigeria and the world at large.

Philosophy

The Faculty of Arts, as one of the twelve Faculties of Ahmadu Bello University, is reputed to have existed before the formal establishment of the University. As a foundation Faculty that soon metamorphosed into the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty was, from its inception, poised to play a leading role in the administrative development and academic accomplishments of the University.