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Hajj Institute of Nigeria receives approval

By Shakirah Adunola
01 April 2022   |   3:12 am
The Federal Ministry of Education has approved establishment and commencement of the Hajj Institute of Nigeria (HIN).

The Federal Ministry of Education has approved establishment and commencement of the Hajj Institute of Nigeria (HIN).

This was formally disclosed during the first board and stakeholders strategic review and planning meeting of National Hajj Commission.

The institute is designed to improve the quality of manpower in the Hajj and Umrah performance in the country.

HIN was also established to organise and implement a training programme that would award Professional Hajj management certificate, diploma and post graduate diploma in core and allied courses.

The institution is scheduled to kick off with a professional certificate programme in strategic management for executive managers of hajj and umrah.

In addition to the aforementioned, the school will offer two diploma programmes, one in hospitality and tourism and the other in computer science.

Areas of coverage as take-off courses in the institute are: “Leadership, Management and Responsibility: The Islamic Perspective; An overview of Hajj management structures in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia; Foundations of strategic management for emerging leaders and Managers of Hajj and Umrah Industry; Management Information System for Hajj and Umrah Operations; Value Chain Analysis and Evaluation of Hajj and Umrah Operations; Building and Managing Team Members for Successful Hajj/Umrah Operations; General Studies on International Language Proficiency Skill; Project writing: Developing Digital Transformation Strategies for 2022 Hajj Operations.”

Present at the one-day retreat to unveil the programme were the National Hajj Commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan and his three commissioners. Others were the technical administrators instrumental to founding of the institute, namely Dr Aliyu Tanko, Coordinator HIN and HSS; Professor Mohammed Nasirudeen Maiturare.

Interim Rector, HIN; Alhaji Ibrahim Jalingo, Interim Registrar; Professor Abdulwasiu O. Gabadeen, Interim Director of Academic Planning; Alhaji Shehu Dogo, member Board Committee on HIN; Dr Bala Muhammad, another member, Board Committee on HIN, and Interim Principal and key officer of the HIN, as well as NAHCON’s key staff under the HSS unit.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has equally granted approval for NAHCON to bring up a workable, academic curriculum for tutoring in the proposed National Hajj Training Institute.
Other Governance Documents presented were the proposed condition of service and a students’ handbook with a foreword by NAHCON’s chairman.