ABOUT JIGAWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Brief Formative History of SLU
The Sule Lamido University (formerly Jigawa State University), Kafin Hausa was founded in February 2013 by the Jigawa State Government, after previous yet futile attempts by previous administrations to establish a state university for the State. On June 22, 2010, the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Alhaji Sule Lamido, the Governor, set up a Technical Committee for the Establishment of Jigawa State University led by Professor Munzali Jibril, a former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission. The committee submitted to the State Government the proposed University’s key documents such as the Academic Brief and the Draft Law.
The University is at present located on the old premises of the Jigawa State College of Remedial and Advanced Studies, Kafin Hausa. The site of the University, the Kafin Hausa town, is the administrative headquarters of the Kafin Hausa local government area. The town’s rising profile as an urban centre is slowly making it an ideal stop-over for travelers from major metropolitan areas such as Kano, Dutse, Azare, and Bauchi.
The University shall draw inspiration from and be a beacon of light to all the people of Jigawa State and shall dedicate itself to the creation of better living conditions for the people. The University shall do this through the application of knowledge and skills generated.
The vision of Sule Lamido University is to be a top class University that provides a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment in pursuit of solutions to societal problems.
The mission of Sule Lamido University is to produce graduates sound in character and learning, at undergraduate and graduate levels, imbued with the spirit of service and dedicated to innovative application of knowledge aimed at improving the lives of people within Jigawa State, the nation and humanity in general.
Among the key objectives of SLU is a commitment to producing well-rounded graduates who are worthy of their moral and academic positions and who recognize and appreciate the dignity of work, and are able to see themselves as agents of change for development and for the common good. Others are to make higher education more accessible to the people of Jigawa State in an environment that reflects the cultural values of the host society; and recruit, train, and maintain a highly qualified core of teaching staff committed to the highest ideals of research, teaching, and community service so that the University will eventually rise to be a veritable symbol of an institution that prepares students to fit into the world of knowledge, learning, work, and service.
JIGAWA STATE UNIVERSITY LOCATION
PMB 048, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State, Nigeria.
Box Jigawa State