The idea of establishing an Islamic University in Nigeria was conceived immediately after the commissioning ceremony of the Islamic University in Niger Republic established by the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). The Niamey Islamic University commenced studies in 1987 and that gave more impetus to the Nigerian Muslims to crave for a similar University in Nigeria.
Al-Qalam University, Katsina (formally Katsina University, Katsina) came into been in January 2005 consequent upon a license given by the National Universities Commission. A time-table drawn by the Academic advisory committee ensured the take-off of academic activities in October, 2005. The main distinguishing feature between the Al-Qalam University, Katsina and other conventional Universities was the conduct of moral and academic regulations. That was expected to raise an educated, morally sound and Allah fearing society which is the pride of any community or nation. The University is design to specialize in Humanities and Sciences.
Al-Qalam University is designed to impart meaningful and relevant Knowledge with high moral standing and fear of Allah (SWT) through provision of up-to-date teaching and research facilities in informatics, sciences and humanities thereby serving as a model to similar institutions in Nigeria.
Our mission is pursuit of academic excellence in an Islamic, morally sound, efficient, and conducive learning environment. The university will provide quality education and promote research and community service through high standards in students’ admission and staff recruitment.
Pan-Atlantic University has a strong Christian identity, which is reflected in campus life and in the content of the education we offer. One important characteristic of this identity is the openness of the University to people of all races and religions.
The Mission Statement of the University is: “to form competent and committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and social responsibility the community in which they work, thereby helping to build a better society in Nigeria and Africa at large“. This dream encapsulates the purpose of the University.
Pan-Atlantic University contributes to national development through the provision of academic programmes that are relevant to the needs of the country. The university is open to all people regardless of their nationality, race, sex, religion or ethnic group. The curricular activities of the University are part of a wider all round formation which is provided in the University.
The objective of education in our university is the well rounded formation of the human person. This is why an important component of every programme is the inclusion of a good number of courses in the humanities. We also seek, by deliberate design of the programmes, to inculcate and groom the entrepreneurial spirit in our students and participants. The university aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good and able to make free and morally upright decisions and who thus act as positive agents of change in service to society.
The name University implies a universal mentality: openness to other persons, ideas, areas of knowledge, cultures far and near, without discrimination.
The University is also a place that fosters and stimulates study and a permanent search for the truth. This involves the labour of intelligence, intellectual honesty and the desire to learn, combined with the desire to continually overcome one’s limits. In addition, university studies require a cultivation of one’s own personality and the development of the habits necessary for professional and social life.
The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University is among the top universities in Africa. This university is situated in Nigeria. The university was founded in 2005. However, it has gained much popularity and recognition within 6 years only. The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University is one of the most well recognized and standardized universities in Nigeria. The university started its first academic session in 2005. Most of the university departments started to teach students of different subjects for the academic year of 2005-2006. The university is looking forward to spread the opportunities and options to improve the research and practical work in this university, improved this year with the integration of new courses about hot topic like forex and social networks, so most of the departments are being funded by the state university commission of Nigeria. In order to get the higher ranks the university is offering different levels of courses. The first level of courses includes graduation while second level includes postgraduate and doctorate studies in different subjects especially in finance and economics.
Free University of Nigeria offers a unique learning experience that is powered by social-networking, peer-based collaborative learning, with cloud technologies and the internet. Within online study communities, students share resources, chats with themselves and their lecturers who may be online or offline, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, share notes, submit assignments, and take exams.
The University Visioner of the Archdiocese of Lagos is Cardinal Anthony Okogie, who until August 2012, was the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos. He has since been succeeded by Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins. The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has since promoted educational development in its territory. Many primary and secondary schools were established by the Archdiocese of Lagos. The Archdiocese is the proprietor of St. Augustine's College of Education, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, the first privately-owned college of education in Nigeria. In order to carry further the establishment of educational institutions, a decision was taken to establish the Augustine University. The decision was informed by the belief of the Proprietor that higher education plays a crucial role in the modern world since it is a key source of ideas and inventions. It is also in recognition of this fact and the need to expand access to higher education, that the Federal Government of Nigeria granted permission to corporate bodies and organizations to establish private universities provided they meet appropriate conditions.
When he nursed the idea of establishing a university, the Visioner set up a planning and implementation committee under the chairmanship of a retired professor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Joseph O. Obemeata. Members of the Committee were to 'midwife' a world class institution of higher learning that will attract and prepare intelligent and talented young men and women from diverse background within the country, Nigeria and beyond, for all-round training and development.
The mission of the University is to "foster student learning through high quality, career-oriented education, integrating personal development, technology, business and management". Augustine University will deliver practitioner-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to meet the needs of diverse student population.
The University vision is "to be the leading global provider of career-oriented educational services". Augustine University will create value for society and all its stakeholders by offering superior, responsive educational programmes that are supported by exceptional service to students, and delivered with integrity and accountability.
Kwara State University is a conventional University operating a collegiate system based on Multi-Campus arrangement. Although a Conventional University , KWASU is envisioned to be a highly ICT-intensive and Science-Biased Centre of Excellence with strong commitment towards improving tertiary education with a solid ICT foundation.