Federal University Birnin Kebbi: History, Courses & Recruitment


Federal University

The Federal University Birnin Kebbi is an institution of higher education established in 2013 by the Federal Government located in Kebbi state - Nigeria.

The university is located in North West geo-political zone of Nigeria with over 30 degree awarding courses across five major faculties approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).


Federal University, Birnin Kebbi is a university based in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria. The Federal University Birnin-Kebbi (FUBK) was established on 18 February 2013 alongside those of Gusau and Gashua by the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, in line with the policy of the Government for establishing a Federal University in states that did not have one across the federation.

Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, FNSMB, a Professor of Biochemistry and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto was appointed as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University while Ibrahim Abubakar Mungadi, FCAI, was appointed as the Registrar.

Academic activities began in November 2014, for the 2014/2015 academic session with a students’ population of 507 and academic staff strength of 102. Accordingly, maiden and second matriculation took place on 5 March 2015, and 9 February 2016, with a total of 507 and 972 Undergraduate sworn-in, respectively.

The University currently has three faculties and a College of Health Sciences and offer a total of twenty-four (24) degree programmes. 

Administrative Units

  • Academic Planning
  • Physical Planning
  • Research and Innovation
  • ICT Directorate
  • Entrepreneurship and 
  • CSBE Directorate. 

Faculties and Approved Courses

  • Arts
  • Management Science
  • Social Science
  • Environmental Science
  • College of Health Science

List of Approved Courses

  1. History & International Relations
  2. European Languages
  3. Accounting
  4. Business Administration
  5. Economics
  6. Geography
  7. Political Science
  8. Sociology
  9. Demography & Social Statistics
  10. Applied Geophysics
  11. Biochemistry & molecular Biology
  12. Biology
  13. Computer Science
  14. Mathematics
  15. Pure & Industrial Chemistry
  16. Microbiology
  17. Physics with Electronics
  18. Architecture
  19. Building Technology
  20. Quantity Surveying
  21. Nursing Sciences
  22. Anatomy
  23. Medicine
  24. Physiology


The recruitment of academic and non-academic staff  of the institution can be done online through the school website www.fubk.edu.ng 

Applicants for the academic roles are advised to possess minimum of Master degree as an added advantage.

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