An Arabic Institute of Nigeria known as Al-Ma’had Al-Arabiyy has to the general public the acquisition of about fifty acres of land for the establishment of a university in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The Director of the institution, Sheikh AbdulWahab Ahmod, made this known at the grand finale of the university’s 60th anniversary which was held in Ibadan.
The institution was established in 1958 by Shaikh Murtada Abdulsalaam, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“The introduction of free education in the western region motivated the founder to transform the Arabic school from mat and slate to classroom and chalkboard setting, Ahmod said.
The president of the Alumni Association of the institution, Prof. Muheeb Opeloye who is a professor of Islamic Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, also stated that “the products of the school had contributed significantly in different ways to human capital development.”
“Some of these are career diplomats, academic guru, top government functionaries, top civil servants, top military officers, top medical personnel, legal luminaries among others,” Opeloye added.
The three-day program to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the institution featured news conference, visitation to the residence of the founder, special Jumaat service, anniversary lecture and an academic conference, NAN reports
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