Dr. D.O. Fiki-George

Welcome Message from the Head of Department

French studies were introduced into the then Faculty of Arts in 1962, as a Unit within a Department of English and Modern European Languages, with a Unit Head to take care of French, under the ferule of the Head of the large Department. As time wore on, and with the increase in students’ numerical strength in French, it was deemed necessary to create a Department of French, very distinct from the former large Department, which had become, simply, the Department of English. This was in 1986. The newly created Department of French had its own Head of Department, with its own curriculum, different from what it had been previously. And as a Department, it mounted two (2) syllabuses, namely Syllabus A and Syllabus B, both of which ended in the BA (Honours) in French. Syllabus A was for those who had Higher School Certificate (HSC) or GCE, Advanced Level, while Syllabus B took in candidates who had no HSC/GCE, A/L. These two syllabuses differed only in the beginning, but ended finally in the same BA Hons.

Later, more HSC/A/L holders came in, and it was found necessary to harmonize and the two syllabuses merged into one syllabus for BA Hons. French Degree. This... Read More.

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  • Postgraduate Admission Screening Test, 2016/2017 Session

    Those who applied for postgraduate courses in french are hereby invited for screening and qualifying test at the Department of French on 10th December, 2016 at 10:00am. The sum of N5,000 should be paid to ABU Microfinance Bank before the test date. Bring along with you your payment teller and other credentials. For further enquiry please call +2348036427133.

Vision & Philosophy

  • Vision

    In identifying with the Vision of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, of creating a University of Excellence, the Department of French envisages achieving the overall needs of training students and conducting researches towards the capacity development in response to the exigencies of globalization.

  • Philosophy

    The B.A Honours Programme in French is committed to the broad philosophy of Ahmadu Bello University and of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – belonging fully to the World Community, and participating actively and effectively in the on-going dialogue for Nations. This obviously, involves the acquisition, mastery and popularization of major linguistic media, instruments of decision-making and exchange on the International scene, of immediate relevance to Nigeria in this respect is French.