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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 a 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 spread across the three (3) take-off Colleges: (Humanities, Management Sciences, and Natural Sciences).

Today, Al-Hikmah University has seven (7) Faculties (Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Natural, and Applied Sciences, Education, Law, Health Sciences, and Agriculture) and the Postgraduate School. It has 50 Undergraduate, 12 Diploma and 43 Postgraduate Programmes. The University also has 12 Centres, viz: Centre for Part-time and Professional Studies, Centre for Diploma studies, Centre for JUPEB Studies, Centre for ICT and Distance Learning, Centre for Islamic Heritage, Centre for Community Development, Centre for Research, Industrial Linkage, and International Cooperation (CRIIC), Centre for Summer Studies, Centre for Entrepreneurial and Vocational Studies, Centre for Remedial and Extral-Mural Studies, Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, and Centre for Peace and Security Studies. At the moment, our students’ population is above 7000, inclusive of Postgraduate students and the Institute of Education. All our academic programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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 in the wake of the 21st Century. Not only this, we are poised to contribute to the economic growth of the nation through the offering of admission and employment opportunities to all, irrespective of political, social, religious, gender, racial, or ethnic affiliations.

From its inception to date, the institution has continued to experience tremendous growth in the quality and quantity of its 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, we have galloped into the full speed of launching scholarship with the uniqueness of some sort.

Alhamdulillah, we thank Allah (SWT) 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 10th time of turning out a large crop of students, who have been well baked and steeped in the rigorous academic tradition of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria.


Our students are worthy ambassadors of this noble citadel of learning. This we can say without mincing words, that the curriculum of the institution is erected on the tenets and cornerstones of Islamic philosophy – rare to come by in contemporary institutions of higher learning, especially in Nigeria.

Our Goal

 The overall goal of the University is summed up in its motto: “Learning for Wisdom and Morality”.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to serve as fore-runner in the provision of quality University education of international standard.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to be an educational institution where sound academic knowledge blends with moral and spiritual excellence.