Mission , Vision and Philosophy



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.



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.



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.