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How to Gain Admission to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)

Guide to Gaining Admission to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)

This is another post in my series of 40 universities you can gain admission to without influence. You can check those already covered here.

Writing about ATBU is so simple and direct. Things are not complex with their admission processes. Yet you must know step by step guide to gaining admission to the school. After all, admission could be easy but not FREE without doing your things rightly.

I have produced very few students to ATBU in the last ten years. Anyway, candidates in the south-west would not just dream of going far north for degree unless it’s got frustrating to win a space down here. But few times my students made attempts, it worked like magic.

I’ll walk you through three steps to gaining admission to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. Kindly pay attention and follow through. I can guarantee your admission here, if you won’t leave anything out of this guide.

I'll be covering the steps below:
  1.  Step 1: See to your O’level Results.
  2.  Step 2: Choose ATBU in UTME and score 180 or above
  3.  Step 3. Register for ATBU Post UTME Screening
  4. Gain Admission to ATBU as Direct Entry Applicants
  5. Gain Admission to ATBU with Connection or Influence

Step 1: See to your O’level Results.

Are they complete? Like any other universities, SSCE result is compulsory for admission. However, not all schools accept all O’level results. By this I mean, some schools only recon with WAEC, NECO and GCE. Such may not accept NABTEB, NBAIS etc. Some says you can use any O’level results, but they’re not faithful about it. They say that in order to hide things from the public or to avoid wraths from the concerned exams bodies.

Whereas, ATBU is consistently accepting all O’level results including NBAIS; which you might have heard about. I had posted some information about National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) here. You can check it out for further details.

You need 5 credit passes in O’level subjects relevant to your proposed course in the school. The school equally allows ordinary passes in SSCE (certain subjects) for some courses. JAMB brochure has details on this; see it online here.  You can combine two O’level results in any ways possible e.g WAEC plus NECO, WAEC plus NABTEB, NECO plus NABTEB etc. For some courses, you may not use more than a sitting however.  Some schools don’t allow this. Yet they won’t be opened about it. Students will just keep trying yearly, without knowing the reason for such disapproval. Conditions of O’level requirements for each course at ATBU are well detailed in JAMB brochure. You can check my post on “How to Study, Understand and Use JAMB Brochure: Admission Success Channel.” as a guide to know what look for in JAMB brochure.

Step 2: Choose ATBU in UTME and score 180 or above

Of course, you need to write UTME before gaining admission to ATBU. But what you need get here include:

i. Choose the school as your first choice.

I’m not sure if they’re made available by JAMB under second choice category. Even if it’s possible to choose them as second choice, please don’t. No school is accepting second choice candidates any longer. Truth be said, most schools cannot afford to accommodate all their first choice candidates. Why will they worry about second choice in the first place?

ii. Choose you Course at ATBU

You only have ONE course to choose, then choose wisely. Of course, almost all candidates know what they want to study in the school before obtaining JAMB form. Yet, I’ll advise you to study brochure in order to answer questions below:
•    Is the course available at ATBU?
•    What are the required SSCE subjets for it?
•    What are the UTME subjects you must write for the course?
•    Does ATBU have some conditions to her O’level and UTME subjects different from other schools?

You see, studying and understanding JAMB brochure is very important. I had covered a lot on "visit, study and understand JAMB brochure”. You can take a look before you continue reading.

iii. Score 180 or above in your UTME. 

Most federal universities only accept 200 or above in UTME; the likes of UI, UNIBEN, UNILAG, OAU to mention a few. But your beloved ATBU is friendly with 180. Aren’t they? However, there’s a problem to that. Majority of applicants who had taken other schools requiring 200 or above but failed to meet up would finally do change of institutions to the likes of ATBU. This will then increase their applicants considerably and make admission more competitive.

Step 3. Register for ATBU Post UTME Screening

From the past, ATBU only conducted post UTME screening rather than exams. By this, I mean the school only asks you to fill form online when their post UTME form is on sales. After this, names of those who qualified to come for physical screening will be published on their website. Hence, no exams!

If you’re invited for physical screening, you’ll be there with the likes of items listed below:
•    Post-UTME registration print-out
•    O’level (SSCE) results
•    UTME result print-out
•    Local government Identification
•    Birth Certificate
•    And passport photos

The screening is just physical inspection of all these items. After this, the school will release their admission lists. ATBU will rate you based on your performance in SSCE, UTME results, if you belong to their catchments or less educated states. I have covered catchment areas and less privilege states in my post, "Gain Admissions to 40 Universities without Connection or Influence". Their calculation and selection analysis may not be made public. Yet, students on campus know they have been admitted justly. Wishing you luck!

Gain Admission to ATBU as Direct Entry Applicants

This section doesn’t concern UTME candidates. So skip. Direct entry applicants are those who had completed their Bsc, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, Cambridge A’level, Foundation etc in a school and decided to proceed to the university to continue with their courses or related ones.

To seek admission to ABTU as a direct entry applicant, you must also:
  1. obtain JAMB form. Yours is called JAMB Direct entry form instead of JAMB UTME form.
  2. register at any CBT centre nationwide
  3. register for Post DE; the same time UTME applicants are registering.

Obviously, before you can apply for ATBU post-DE, you must meet the following conditions:
•    Have minimum of lower credit for ND holders
•    Have Merit grade for Diploma
•    9 points in NCE or IJMB
Kindly, visit, study and understand JAMB brochure for further information. I explained what you need to look for in JAMB brochure here in full.

Experience has shown that ABTU's IJMB and Diploma candidates are more favoured in Direct Entry admission. However, this doesn't mean they don't consider outsiders. You're in the right place if you meet their requirements.

Gain Admission to ATBU with Connection or Influence

Safe yourself from being scammed - don’t look for cheap admission. Admission, to a university for that matter, shouldn’t be easier than this bro. No post UTME, only UTME and 180 or above. Then, what else do you want?

I’m not saying you can’t see a lecturer to help you with admission at ATBU. But you’re more likely going to be scammed or left disappointed.

Close your mind, face reality. Give ATBU good O’level result, 180 plus in UMTE, then see you on the list.

NB: You may not be so lucky on their merit list (especially for some competitive courses) if you don’t belong to their catchment areas or less educated states. Check if you belong here.

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I know I haven't completed this guide yet, I will keep updating it as I remember new things and new information surfaces about this institution. Also, you might have not seen me covered exactly what you're looking for. Why don't you ask me questions in the comment section below? I'll love to answer your questions immediately and include it in my next update.

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Also in this series,
  1. How to Gain Admission to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  2. How to Gain Admission to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) 
  3. How to Gain Admission to University of Lagos (UNILAG) 
  4. How to Gain Admission to University of Ibadan (UI) 
  5. How to Gain Admission to University of Benin (UNIBEN) 
  6. How to Gain Admission to University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
  7. How to Gain Admission to Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) 


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