Our Faculty

Students enrolled at the Distance Learning Centre, Ahmadu Bello University have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in their fields, as our e-Learning courses are taught by the same renowned faculty members who teach in our on-campus programmes.

Our erudite faculty is made up of entrepreneurs, consultants, and academics who work with students on an individual basis to create a cooperative and warm learning environment, where human values flourish.

Academic Calendar

2017 1st Semester

24th October 2016 – 6th November 2016

7th November 2016 – 30th November 2016
Late Registration

7th November 2016 – 18th February 2017
Instruction deployment (13 weeks)

23rd December – 8th January 2017
Mid-semester (Christmas & New Year) Break

20th February 2017 – 4th March 2017
Revision/Tutorial/On campus activities 2 weeks (optional)

6th March 2017 – 18th March 2017 
1st Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

20th March 2017 – 26th March 2017
1st Semester break (1 week)

1st Semester Examinations

6th March 2017 – 18th March 2017 
1st Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

2017 2nd Semester

27th March 2017
Commencement of Semester 2

8th May 2017 – 22nd May 2017
Registration (where applicable)

22nd May 2017 – 1st September 2017
Instruction/Deployment (14 weeks)

9th September 2017 – 17th September 2017
2nd Semester Examinations

2nd Semester Examinations

9th September 2017 – 17th September 2017
2nd Semester Examinations

2017 3rd Semester

2nd October 2017 
3rd Semester Commencement

19th September 2017 – 15th October 2017
Registration (where applicable)

2nd October 2017 – 22nd December 2017
Instruction deployment (12 weeks)

11th December 2017 – 22nd December 2017
Revision/Tutorial (2 weeks) optional

6th January 2018 – 14th January 2018
3rd Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

15th January 2018
End of 2016/2017 session

3rd Semester Examinations

6th January 2018 – 14th January 2018
3rd Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

Academic Code


All of our courses are delivered in English. Our programmes are student-oriented, flexible and personalized. We use a combination of classroom theory and hands-on experiential learning that draws on both practices prescribed by the National Universities Commission (NUC), and ABU learning methodologies.

The ABU DLC’s pragmatic approach to this programme prepares students for careers in today’s rapidly evolving and globalized business world.


Students must attain a minimum participation score of 75% in all courses they are enrolled in to be seen as qualified to write the semester examinations.

Course Load

Programme course load is measured based on particular specialization areas chosen by students. In addition to the core courses, students have the opportunity to specialize in either Finance & Investment, Human Resources, or Marketing.

Students who have no prior knowledge or qualification in Business Administration will be required to take foundation courses before moving on to the prescribed core and specialized courses.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must complete their overall program with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 after undertaking available core and specialization courses. In addition, students of ABU DLC must submit and defend a final research project, and complete the internship program.


Assessment of participation in course discussions shall be automatically undertaken by the system, and Teaching Assistants are charged with keeping record of this. The quality of students’ responses to discussion questions and participation in reviewing discussion questions shall constitute the student’s Continuous Assessment which shall be of the same proportion as the corresponding on-campus programme.

Teaching Assistants engaged shall be responsible for the primary scoring of students while the Academic Advisers/Subject Matter Specialists shall supervise the assessment.

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is a fundamental value in education. ABU DLC enforces a strict academic ethics code to which all students must adhere to. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism, attempted theft of academic records or examinations and alteration of grades. Any of these offenses will result in automatic failure of the course and/or expulsion from the programme.