Arabic Medium course was an integral part of the modern educational system of the defunct Northern Nigeria. Most of the students of this course are derived from the traditional Qur’anic schools that were not formally certificated to pursue a four-year Higher Islamic Studies (H.I.S.) course leading to the acquisition of an O-level certificate which is equivalent to Grade II certificate. The graduates of H.I.S are considered as qualified teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Government and Jama’atah al-Nasr al-Islam (J.N.I.) Schools.
With the establishment of Advanced Teachers’ College, now Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto in 1970, the need to introduce a combined course in Arabic and Islamic Studies was felt. This was to open an avenue for graduates of the H. I. S. to further their education. Hence the course was introduced into the College’s curriculum in 1979. Students for the course were enrolled together with the English medium. They studied Education and Islamic Studies in Arabic under the Department of Islamic Studies. This continued until the 1987/88 session when the College Management established an independent Department for Arabic Medium students. Over its almost two decades of existence, the department has nearly 1000 students.
Understanding Islam and Islamic Studies in Arabic Language is very important. It is thus imperative to involve those that understand Arabic in the dissemination of the pristine teachings of Islam and at the same time expose them to modern approaches.
The objectives of NCE Arabic Medium are not different from those of Islamic Studies stated below. However, the following can be added to them:-
- To enhance the knowledge of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies.
- To offer avenue for the products of H. I. S. to further their educational pursuit.
- To produce teachers for the Colleges of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Institutions of Islamic legal Studies.
- To enable candidates acquire degrees in Arabic or Islamic Studies.
- To produce students who can read and interprete Islamic sciences from the original sources of Islam.
Courses offered in the Department
The courses offered in the Department are the same with those of Islamic Studies and Education. The main difference is that all the courses including those of Education are taught in Arabic Language. Only General Studies courses are taught in English. Students should refer to the courses in Education and Islamic studies as shown in the departments
Members of Academic Staff in the Department
|1||Dr. Abubakar Umar Maihankali||Dip., BA, MA, PhD||C/Lecturer|
|2||Ibrahim Umar||Dip., BA, MA, PDE||P/Lecturer|
|3||Abubakar Muhammad Boyi||NCE, BA, MA||S/LecturerI|
|4||Abubakar Ruwa||NCE, BA, MA||S/Lecturer|
|5||Umar Muhammad Sanyinna||NCE, BA||Lecturer II|
|6||Aminu Umar||Dip., BA, MA||S/Lecturer|
|7||Dr. Saminu Yakubu||NCE, BA, MA, PhD||S/ Lecturer|
|8||Dr. Umar Altine Ali||NCE, BA, MA, PhD||S/Lecturer|
|9||Kasimu Isa||BA, MA||Lecturer I|
|10||Abdulkadr Muhammad||BA, DiP||Lecturer II|
|11||Lauwali M. Milgoma||NCE, BA, MA||Lecturer I|
|12||Murtala Hanafi||BA, MA, PDE||Lecturer I|
|13||Halilu Ibrahim||BA, mA, DiP||Lecturer II|
|14||Maryam A. Muhammad||BA, MA||Lecturer I|
|15||Ilyasu M. Gummi||BA, DiP||Lecturer I|
|16||Musa Sahabi||BA, MA, DiP||Lecturer I|
|17||Atiku Bello A.||LLB, PDE||Lecturer II|
|18||Bashir A. Muhd||LLB, PDE||Lecturer II|
|19||Muh’d Ali Umar||BA||Lecturer II|
|20||Hafsat Aliyu G||BA, MA, PDE||Lecturer II|
|21||Muh’d Umar H.||NCE, BA||Lecturer II|
|22||Umar Muh’d D.||NCE, BA||Lecturer II|
|23||Akilu Aliyu||NCE, BA||A/Lecturer|
|24||Bello Abubakar Marina||DiP, BA, MA||Lecturer II|
|25||Abubakar Bello||DiP, BA||A/Lecturer|
|26||Abdullah M. Bado||NCE, BA, MA||Lecturer II|
|27||Dr. Muhammad Abdullah||BA, MA, PhD, GDE||S/Lecturer|
|28||Abdurahman Shehu||BA||L II|
|29||Abdullahi Lawal B.||BA||L II|
|30||Mahmud Muh’d||BA, MA||LII|
|31||Muh’d Salisu Umar||BA, MA||L 1|
|32||Umar Sahabi D/Mahe||BA||A/L|
|33||Zakariya’u Umar Yabo||BA||A/L|
|34||Nasiru Usman||BA, MA||L I|