The Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) was established on 18th February, 2013 alongside those of Gusau and Gashua by the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Under the leadership of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, in line with policy of the Government for establishing a Federal University in states that did not have one across the federation.
Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, FNSMB, a Professor of Biochemistry and former Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto was appointed as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University while Ibrahim Abubakar Mungadi, FCAI, was appointed as the Registrar.
Academic activities began in November, 2014 for the 2014/2015 academic session with a students’ population of 507 and academic staff strength of 102. accordingly, maiden and second matriculation took place on 5th March, 2015 and 9th February, 2016 with a total of 507 and 972 Undergraduate sworn-in, respectively.
The university currently has three faculties and a College of Health Sciences and offer a total of twenty four (24) degree programmes.