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.

Type: Public

Established: 2013

Vice-Chancellor: Professor B B Shehu

Location: Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Campus: Urban

Website: www.fubk.edu.ng

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.[3] The University has six (6) directorates which include, Academic Planning, Physical Planning, Research and Innovation, ICT Directorate, Entrepreneurship and CSBE Directorate. The University just recently toward the ends of the year 2017 had the substantive leadership, where the federal government approved the appointment of Prof. Bello Bala Shehu as the new university vice-chancellor; Prof. B.B Shehu is a Medical Practitioner of neural science, he was also the former Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Abuja[citation needed].

The university is maintaining two sites, the takeoff site and the permanent site, the takeoff site maintains the School for Basic and Remedial Studies and Females Hostels at Kalgo; whereas, the permanent site maintains the major campus capacity buildings at Unguwar Jeji (a village 4 kilometers away from the takeoff site.)


The University currently the following faculties.

Arts        Management Science    Social Science

History & International Relations:

European Languages


Business Administration



Political Science


Demography & Social Statistics

Sciences               Environmental Science  College of Health Science:

Applied Geophysics

Biochemistry & molecular Biology


Computer Science


Pure & Industrial Chemistry


Physics with Electronics


Building Technology

Quantity Surveying

Nursing Sciences





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