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Dr. Shamsuddeen Mohammed

Dean of Social Sciences

Welcome Message

The Dean welcomes all to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Created in 1997, it is one of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic faculty in the University, drawing faculty and students from diverse Nigerian societies. It has three academic Departments, namely; Mass Communication, Political Science & International Studies and Sociology. These Departments run many programmes of national and international relevance at both Undergraduate and Post–graduate levels. With a student population of well over 4,000 at all levels of learning and an academic staff population of over 105, the Faculty is one of the largest and most vibrant in the University and it is still growing, striving towards excellence in all aspects.

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Mission, Vision and Philosophy


The mission is to impact knowledge in the academic disciplines of Mass Communication, Political Science & International Relations and Sociology, to men and women of all races within the context of a dynamic multidisciplinary approach. The Faculty has a commitment to produce graduates in Social Sciences who can contribute positively in national and international milieu.


The vision of the Faculty of Social Sciences is to search for and spread knowledge in the interest of the nation and upliftment of humanity. The overridden objective is to produce graduates who will not only be self-employed but will contribute to national development.


To impart knowledge, to impact society for positive change