As-Salam International University saw its official launching earlier this year and it is a school with an Islamic outlook but it is open to both Muslims and non Muslims alike. One the aim of establishing the university according to the head of JIBWIS, Mallam Bala Lau was to educate young people against extremism and to prepare them with the needed skill to prepare them for the outside world.
At the university, there are plans to offer both Islamic and Conventional courses. The University is expected to help with the issue of getting admission into the university in Nigeria.
Graduating students from religious secondary schools in Nigeria are can continue their education at the university as far as they meet the current JAMB cut off marks for universities which is 150.
Courses offered at As-Salam International University
Courses to be offered at the As-Salam International University are;
- Islamic Law/Sharia Law
- Quran and Islamic Studies
- Hadith and Islamic Studies
- Arabic Language
- Information and Communication Technology
- Computer Science
- Electrical/Electronics Engineer
- Mechanical Engineering
- Islamic Medicine
- Civil Engineering
However, there are no specific cut off marks for each of the above courses listed but the JAMB 150 cut off mark for universities in Nigeria seems to suffice.
The University is still expected to roll out more interesting courses in the foreseeable future.
The building and academic activities of the university will be funded by donors all over Nigerian ranging from Nigeria’s top Muslim politicians, Business men, the Sultan of Sokoto as well as other influential and well meaning Nigerians