HISTORY OF AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY
AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN-NIGERIA was established in 2005 by the Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF), Nigeria. The University came into existence via the granting of License to operate as a Conventional Private University by the Federal Government of Nigeria License No. 010 on 7th January, 2005. It commenced academic activities during the 2005/2006 academic session with 70 students spreading across the three (3) take-off Colleges: (Humanities, Management Sciences and Natural Sciences)
Today, Al-Hikmah University has six (6) Faculties (Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Education, Law and Health Sciences) and the Postgraduate School. It has 48 Undergraduate, 7 Diploma and 21 Postgraduate Programmes. The University also has 8 Centres which includes Part-time and Professional Studies, Diploma and JUBEB Studies, ICT and Distance Learning, Islamic Heritage and Community Development, Research and International Cooperation, Summer Studies, Entrepreneurial and Vocational, Remedial and Extral Moral Studies and Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance. At the moment, our students population is above 4000, inclusive of Postgraduate students. All our academic programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission.
Al-Hikmah University stands out among Nigerian universities as a conventional private university with a well-articulated mission of promoting both academic and moral excellence for the good of the Nigerian nation in particular and for furthering the course of humanity in general. The overall goal of the University is summed up in its motto: “Learning for Wisdom and Morality”.
The curriculum of our Noble Institution is geared towards promoting academic excellence and also ensuring moral and spiritual uprightness of our youths, most especially in the face of the imposing vicious challenges posed to humanity at large at the wake of the 21st Century. Not only this, we are poised to contribute to the economic growth of the nation through offering employment opportunities to all, irrespective of political, social, religious, gender, racial or ethnic affiliations.
From its inception to date, the institution has continued to grow and develop in its quantity and quality of human, physical and material resources. Like a Trojan horse, we began our race with calculated trotting steps. But with the vision and mission statements of the University as our propelling force at heart, we have galloped into full speed of launching scholarship with a uniqueness of some sort.
Alhamdulillah, we thank Allah Ta’ala that we have not derailed from our set course and goals, of course, we realize that by each day we are getting closer to where we hope to reach. This year’s convocation marked our 8th time of turning out a large crop of students, who have been well baked and steeped in the rigorous academics tradition of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Our students are worthy ambassador of this noble citadel of learning. This we can say without mincing words, that the curriculum of the school, is erected on the tenets and cornerstones of Islamic philosophy, which is rare to come by in contemporary institutions of higher learning, especially in Nigeria
Our Vision is to serve as fore-runner in the provision of quality University education of international standard, while Our Mission is to be an educational institution where sound academic knowledge blends with moral and spiritual excellence.