Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is the largest university in Nigeria and second largest in Africa, second only to Cairo University, Egypt. It is situated in Zaria. It was founded on October 4, 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria.
Ahmadu Bello University operates two main campuses, Samaru and Kongo campus. The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices, sciences, social-sciences, arts and languages, education and research facilities. The Kongo campus hosts the Faculties of Law and Administration. The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments. Additionally, the university is responsible for a variety of other institutions and programs at a number of other locations.
The university is named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.
The University runs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (but also offers Associate Degrees and other vocational and remedial programs). The university has a large medical program with its own teaching Hospital, the A.B.U. Teaching Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in Nigeria.
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