The Yobe State University Programmes and courses for the 2023/2024 session have been updated. Read on to learn more including the departments and every other important detail.

Yobe State University

The committee on a roadmap for the educational development of Yobe state, whose subcommittee on higher education published the report expressing the need for a university in Yobe.

Suggested the honourable proposal of building a state university in Damaturu to the state administration.

It became clear that a sizable number of potential university applicants would emerge seeking admission into the university in Yobe.

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This was a result of the NUC’s encouragement of state and private organizations to establish functional universities and the rapid growth of post-primary and tertiary institutions in the state.

The state, led by His Excellency Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim, decided to build the Bukar Abba Ibrahim University and appointed Professor Muhammad Nur Alkali as Chairman of the planning committee right away.

Mission Statement

To excel in Knowledge production and skill acquisition for self-employment and societal development.

Vision Statement

To be a Centre of excellence in the provision of high-quality university education.


The university is committed to teaching, learning, and Knowledge promotion with academic freedom, creativity, innovation, integrity, professionalism, and respect for unity in diversity.

Programmes Offered at Yobe State University

Below is the list of programmes (Faculties and departments) you can offer at Yobe state university:

1. Faculty of Arts and Education

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of the founding and important Faculties at Yobe State University which was established in 2008.

The Faculty has six Departments, namely;

  • Departments of African Languages & Linguistics
  • Departments of Arabic
  • Departments of Education
  • Departments of English
  • Departments of History
  • Departments of Islamic Studies

2. College of Medical Sciences

No department for now.

3. Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

  • Departments of Accounting
  • Departments of Business Administration
  • Departments of Economics
  • Departments of GeographyPolitical
  • Departments of SciencePublic
  • Departments of Administration
  • Departments of Sociology

4. Faculty of Science

  • Departments of Biochemistry
  • Departments of Biology
  • Departments of Chemistry
  • Departments of Computer Science
  • Departments of Geology
  • Departments of Microbiology
  • Departments of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Departments of Physics

5. Faculty of Law

No department


Yobe State University E-Library facility

Use our e-Library facilities (while on the university intranet) to get access to a variety of journals, books and conference proceedings.

Learning Environment

A university environment is a place where people can learn new skills and knowledge. It is also a place where people can find mentors and get inspiration. Yobe state university is not just an academic institution, it is a community.

Research and Collaboration

Research and collaboration are the backbones of innovation. Universities, research centres, and government agencies have always been at the forefront of research and development.

Yobe State University collaborates with different universities and government agencies to conduct research projects for the students.

For more information visit the School’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Frequently Asked Questions Yobe State University

1. What is the Cut-off mark of Yobe State university?

The UTME Cut off Mark for YSU is 160. Candidates should have made Yobe State University their first choice in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Also, Candidates must have at least 5 Credit Passes in one sitting in the relevant O’Level subjects including Mathematics and English.

2. What are the Courses Offered at Yobe State University?

The official list of courses offered at YSU

  • Accountancy / Finance / Accounting.

  • Arabic and Islamic Studies.

  • Arabic Studies.

  • Biological Science(s)

  • Business Administration.

3. Does Yobe State University write post Utme?

Requirement for YSU Post UTME.: To qualify, candidates are required to have made the YSU, their 1st Choice in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and had a minimum score of 160.

4. What is the Cut off Mark for Nursing at YSU?

The Yobe State University (YSU) Cut-off mark is 140. The management of YSU has announced 140 and above as the latest cut-off mark for the school for 2023/2024 admission. This means that the school has adopted the minimum Cut-off point of 140 for its 2023/2024 admission exercise.

5. How Many Faculty Does YSU have?

YSU has approximately 2,100 full and part-time employees, and 426 full-time faculty with 543 part-time faculty. 165 faculty members boast full-professor rank, with 79% of the instructors holding doctorates or terminal degrees. The university boasts a student to faculty ratio of 14:1.

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