Sule Lamido University
Sule Lamido University (SLU) – previously Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa – is a degree-awarding institution established by Jigawa State government and licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
SLU has state-of-the-art, world-class facilities manned by an experienced and competent team with a versatile and seasoned Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. Abdullahi Yusufu Ribadu, FCVSN, as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor. The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, is the Chancellor.
The vision of the University is ‘to be a top class university that provides a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment in pursuit of solutions to societal problems’.
The mission of SLU is ‘to produce graduates, sound in character and learning at undergraduate and graduate levels, imbued with the spirit of service and dedicated to the innovative application of knowledge aimed at improving the lives of people within Jigawa state, the nation and humanity in general’.
The young ICT-driven and entrepreneurial University commenced academic activities in September 2014 with 15 programmes across three take-off faculties – namely natural and applied sciences, education and humanities – and the School of General and Preliminary Studies.
The University has a total of 1,907 students, however, over the next 20 years, the University is expected to have ten faculties, 70 departments, 256 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and a School of Postgraduate Studies that will be established in the second phase of the university’s development. The total student population is projected to rise to about 32,700 at full maturity.
SLU supports scientific research through a dedicated research grant and international linkages. Presently, the University is a member of the OXONIA University Network, UK, and is working towards securing a partnership/membership with ACU, AAU and IAU. Six research and development centres are envisaged, which will be stimulated by the research policy that is anchored on novelty, originality and excellence in the conduct of research as well as the delivery of excellent quality services.