The Faculty of Science is located within the core of the Main Campus, Samaru. It was established at the founding of the Ahmadu Bello University in 1962. The Faculty started with six departments and has grown over the past forty nine years into not only one of the largest faculties in the University with nine degree awarding departments, but also one of the largest faculties of science in any Nigerian University. The foundation Departments were Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. The Departments of Botany and Zoology were later merged into the Department of Biological Sciences. The Departments of Physics and Microbiology were created in 1969 followed by Biochemistry in 1975 and Textile Science and Technology in 1980. It is of interest to note that the present Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as the Department of Chemical Engineering were conceived and nurtured in the Faculty of Science. The Centre for Energy Research and Training and the Computer Centre were also formerly part of the Faculty of Science.
Dr. I. Y. Zakari
Head of Department
To be a leading Department of Physics producing highly qualified Physics graduates required for the advancement of Science and Technology in Nigeria and beyond and at the same lime ensuring excellence in Physics education.
To build a Department that will be the Centre of excellence in Teaching and Research and to provide Consultancy services in all fields of Physics and such areas of the economy where knowledge of Physics is relevant.