Brief History of the Department of Public Administration
The Department of Public Administration, the cradle of Ahmadu Bello University, was established in October 1962, for conducting B.A. Hons. Degree in Administration programme. Until June 1975, the Department was awarding B.A. degree in Public Administration but the programme was phased out at the end of the 1974/75 academic session. At that time, the Department was made to concentrate on Postgraduate programmes. However, the B.A. degree in Public Administration was reinstated during the 1981/82 session. The title of the programme was changed to B.Sc Public Administration in 2010/2011 academic session in response to entry requirements into the programme and revised curricula.