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Three students sue Al-qalam University

Three students sue Al-qalam University

Three students have sued Al-qalam University, Katsina, before the Katsina High Court, over registration fees.

The applicants, Hauwa’u Sani-Barda, Rabi’atu Sani-Barda and Hafsat Sani-Barda, were admitted in 2018 and 2019 and graduated in 2022 and 2023.

However, they claimed that the university refused to mobilise them for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) because they had not settled all fees due to the institution.

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The applicants’ counsel, Muhammad Mukhtar-Lawal, told the court that his clients filed an ex parte motion, pursuance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Mukhtar-Lawal said the application sought the leave of the court to apply for judicial review.

After the counsel’s submission, the judge, Abbas Bawale, said the applicants should have filed a motion on notice.

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However, Justice Bawale granted the applicants a leave to apply for judicial review by mandamus.

He said that processes would be served on the university after that, enabling the court to hear the case.

Al-Qalam University in Katsina, Nigeria offers a variety of undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs across six schools/colleges. The programs cover a range of disciplines including humanities, natural and applied sciences, education, social and management sciences, postgraduate studies, and basic & remedial studies.

Undergraduate Programs: The undergraduate programs at Al-Qalam University include degrees in various fields offered by different colleges within the university. These programs are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and provide students with a solid foundation in their chosen areas of study.

  • College of Humanities: Offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Hausa language, Arabic, English language, and Islamic studies.
  • College of Natural & Applied Sciences: Provides Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer science.
  • College of Education: Offers Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education degrees in Arabic, Hausa, Islamic Studies, English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Geography.
  • College of Social & Management Sciences: Provides Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting (part-time and full-time), Business administration (part-time and full-time), Economics (part-time and full-time), Political science (part-time and full-time), and Sociology (part-time and full-time).

Master’s Programs: Al-Qalam University also offers master’s programs across various disciplines through its College of Post Graduate Studies. These programs cater to students seeking advanced knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

  • College of Post Graduate Studies: Offers Master of Arts degrees in Arabic, Islamic Studies, English; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology.

Ph.D. Programs: For those pursuing doctoral studies or research-oriented careers, the university provides Ph.D. programs that allow students to specialize further in specific areas within their disciplines.

  • College of Post Graduate Studies: Provides Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Accounting, Arabic, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, English, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Political Science.

School of Basic & Remedial Studies: In addition to the regular degree programs offered by the university’s colleges, the School of Basic & Remedial Studies provides foundational courses for students who may need additional preparation before pursuing higher education.

  • Offers courses such as Remedial studies, IJMB (Interim Joint Matriculation Board), Pre-Degree programs.


Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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