Dr. Iliyasu Abbas
Welcome Message from Head of Department

The Department of Arabic was established in March, 2011 following a split of the former Department of Nigerian And African Languages into two distinct Departments:

  • - Department of Arabic, and
  • - Department of African Languages and Cultures
  • The Department of Arabic aims at teaching appreciation and conducting research in the assorted phenomena of Arabic language through systematic study and effective usage of the language in its major manifestations including linguistic characteristics, literature and culture. Prior to this date, however, the University had for over half a century been turning out graduates of Arabic at its Kano (Abdullahi Bayero College) campus, which attained full University status. The Kano Campus also commenced postgraduate programmes during that period.

    Our Mission, Vision & Philosophy

    • Mission

      It is the mission of the Arabic Department to see that students are trained in such a manner that they can conduct empirical and objective research in the... Read More.

    • Vision

      In addition to meeting the local and national needs of training and conducting research in the areas of its specialization, the proposed Department envisage the opportunity opened to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, as a centre of excellence, most especially in bringing closer the current waves... Read More.

    • Philosophy

      Undoubtedly, Arabic is an international Language with its significant scientific, religious, political, social, cultural and economic height today. Not only because it has remained relevant since its introduction in Nigeria.... Read More.