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Ansar-Ud-Deen gets nod for Summit University


Aare Ade SanniThe quest for qualitative education by Islamic organisations may have received a boost, as the Federal Government recently approved the Summit University Offa, Kwara State, owned by Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria. The institution was among the nine new private universities approved by the Federal Executive Council recently.

Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria however described the development as a fulfillment of the society’s vision, adding that its primary objective when it was established 92 years ago was to promote quality education to young Nigerians irrespective of religious or tribal affiliations.

The society and the other eight newly approved private universities were duly presented provisional licences by the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau at the National Universities Commission, headquarters Abuja on March 5, 2015.

Shekarau enjoined the proprietors to sustain funding towards improving infrastructure and equipment for teaching and learning as well as human resources up to a level that will earn the universities accreditation by the NUC and other relevant professional bodies. The proprietors were also encouraged to embark on rigorous staff development activities.

While debunking the claim that the number of private universities in Nigeria which currently stands at 59 is too much, the minister stated that comparative figures of universities in other developing countries prove that Nigeria is in fact in dire need of more universities to cater for the high demand for university education for its youth. Ansar-Ud-Deen Society was represented by a delegation of about 50 officers and members led by one of its National Vice Presidents, Alhaji Ade Sanni and the National Missioner of the Society, Sheikh Abdurrahman Ahmad. The Society’s National Education Secretary, Prof. TGO Gbadamosi received the provisional license on behalf of the Society.

Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria is a foremost Islamic organization established to propagate Islam through the provision of qualitative education. The society has achieved tremendous feat in its investment on education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

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