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To be a leader in providing world-class IT education and training for the new generation of indigenes of Jigawa State in particular and Nigeria in general.

To equip the youth with leading skills and knowledge for economic development and career advancement in order to meet global employment standards.



To support and utilize information and communication technology which will engender pursuit of learning as a smooth and on-going process where students will have specialization options to choose a career in I.C.T and Business.



The Institute was established in the Year 2000 as Informatics Institute under a franchise arrangement with Informatics Education Ltd. Singapore, to focus on delivering world-class quality training in the area of Information and Communication Technology to the citizens of Jigawa State in particular and Nigeria in general.


Since inception, the Institute has had an overwhelming response from young Nigerians aspiring to receive their education in information technology. Over the years, the Institute trained over six thousand (6,000) students from Nigeria and the neighboring countries at the levels of International Diploma and Advance Diploma in computing respectively.


In view of the above, the present administration under the leadership of Governor Sule Lamido has launched an overseas scholarship program to identify and grant promising Nigerians of Jigawa State origin an opportunity in their academic pursuits to complete up to the Bachelor of Science degree in computing in Singapore. More than 100 Students are currently in Singapore to benefit from this programme.


From inception, the Institute started Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) from 2002 to 2004 after which the franchisor (Informatics Holdings Ltd. Singapore) changed the programme to International Diploma in Computing and International Advance Diploma in Computing IDIC and IADIC respectively.


By the year 2007, the Institute was running the following courses


1.     International Diploma in Computing (IDIC)

2.     International Advanced Diploma in Computing (IADIC)

3.     Cable Technology (C-Tech) – A Certified Instructorship

4.     Certified Cable Networking Administrator (CCNA)

5.     Oracle Certificate

6.     Certificate in Computer Application and

7.     Online Degree. (Portsmouth and Wales Universities)


The Cable Technology (C-Tech) Programme was introduced under another franchise arrangement with C-Tech Associates New jersey, USA late 2006 at which two staff were trained in America as the First Certified Instructors in Copper, Fiber Optic Cablings and Integrated Voice and Messaging. While early 2007 a set of 40 additional Certified Instructors were trained here in Nigeria at Kazaure by two C- Tech officials from America, which paved away for further training to date. Over 200 Certified Instructors have so far been trained in Copper cabling, Fiber Optic Cabling and Voice and Messaging.  The Institute has a C-Tech laboratory set up with all the required facilities equivalent to that of New Jersey in America.


From inception in 2006 to date, the C-Tech has produced employees and potential candidates for GSM Companies in Nigeria.


In November 2007 a committee was set up to review the status of the Institute so as to place it at par with similar tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Consequently, a law formally establishing the Institute was enacted as law number 10, of 2008, a Governing Council was inaugurated on Monday 12th November, 2007 and a proper management structure put in place with the appointment of a Rector, Registrar, and some Directors, while other principal officers are in the process of being appointed.


Preparations are on course to run six (6) National Diploma (ND) programmes under four academic departments as follows:

1.     Department of Computer Science

·        ND Computer Science

2.     Department of Computer Engineering

·        ND Computer Engineering

3.     Department of Innovative Technology  

·        ND Networking and System Securities

·        ND Software Engineering

·        ND Computer Hardware

·        ND Multimedia Technology


Curricula for these programmes have already been developed. The Institute is working with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) towards realizing this objective.


Already, two teams from the NBTE were in the Institute in June 2009 for advisory visit and resources inspection respectively, in preparation for the take up of the National Diploma in Computer Science programme in 2010.


The six (6) National Diploma programmes and the National Innovative Diploma Programme will run concurrently with Informatics International Diploma and International Advanced Diploma programmes as well as the various Certificate Programmes.      


With introduction of ND Programmes along with the International Diploma Programmes, products of the Institute have the chance to further their education in any Nigerian university or universities abroad.


Without any doubt the entire Institute’s products have the quality, that many employers are eager to employ the products. The Institute will continue to guarantee the quality of its products.


The current population of the Institution stands at one thousand and sixty two (1062), out of which two hundred and sixty five (265) are female.




>  7 fully equipped computer laboratories.

>  1 administrative block

>  2  state of the art 200 seater lecture theatres

>  30 fully furnished staff houses

>  4  single block hostels for female students.

>  13 double story block hostels for male students.

>  1 newly completed IT library block

>  Outdoor sports facilities

>  connection to the national grid

>  7 power generators ranging 65-500 KVA

>  7 official cars and 2 buses

> More than 1500 computers, laptops and desk tops

> Business center/internet café

>A Central cafeteria fully equipped




Head of the institution:   Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim Kiri :      Rector  



 Registrar                                                Salisu Ibrahim

 Director of Academic Planning        Sabo Baba Ringim

 Director of Studies                              Yunusa Ibrahim Hadejia


Acting Director Works                         Bello Idris

Asst Director                                          Murtala Hussain

Bursary Departmen

Accountant                   Ayuba Usman

Chief Store officer        Abdullahi Ibrahim

Internal Auditor          Sabiu Sagir

Information officer     Abdu Haruna



Academic Departments

Heads of Departments

Computer Science                           Hussein Zahir

Computer Engineering                            Ashok Kumar

Innovative Technology                            Mohammad Tajuddeen

General Studies                               Monday Idowu Danial


Available courses

Academic courses;

ND Computer Science

ND Computer Engineering

NID Networking and System Security

NID Software Engineering

NID Computer Hardware

NID Multimedia Technology


Professional Courses;

>     International Diploma In Computing

>      International Advance Diploma In Computing

>     Microsoft Office Application Courses

>     PC Upgrade and Maintenance and A+ Certification

>     Information Certified Professional, Multimedia Track

>     Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

>     Oracle Certified DataBase Administrator (OCDBA)

>     Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

>     Microsoft Certified Associate (MCA)

>     Cisco Certified Network Associate (NNCA)

>     Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

>     Cable Technology (C -TECH), USA












Capital Projects


1.     Project Name: Library

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Library

·        Commencement Date: Nov- 2008

·        Description: Construction of library

·        Status: Ongoing

2.     Project Name: Security office

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Security office

·        Commencement Date: Nov-2008

·        Description: Construction of security office

·        Status: Completed

3.     Project Name: Laboratories and Toilets

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Laboratories and Toilet

·        Commencement Date: Oct-2005

·        Description: Construction of laboratories and toilets

·        Status: Ongoing

4.     Project Name: Fence and Entrance Gate

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Fence and Entrance Gate

·        Commencement Date: Nov- 2008

·        Description: Construction of Fence and Entrance Gate

·        Status: Completed in Dec-2008

5.     Project Name: Furniture and Equipment

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Furniture and Equipment

·        Commencement Date: Nov-2008

·        Description: Purchase of Furniture and Equipment

·        Status: Completed in Dec-2008

6.     Project Name: Generators

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: 2 units of 150 KVA Generators

·        Commencement Date: Nov-2008

·        Description: Purchase of 2 units of 150 KVA Generators

·        Status: Completed in Dec-2008


7.     Project Name: 11KVA Line

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Extension of 11KVA Line

·        Commencement Date: Nov-2008

·        Description: Extension of 11KVA Line from Staff Quarters to        School area

·        Status: Completed in Dec-2008

8.     Project Name: Face lift

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Face lifting     

·        Commencement Date: Nov-2008

·        Description: Face lifting of existing 30 No. Semi-detached houses

·        Status: Completed in Dec-2008

9.     Project Name: Face lift

·        Project Owner: JSIIT

·        Project Type: Face lifting

·        Commencement Date: Nov-2008

·        Description: Face lifting of existing 18 No type C Hostel Blocks

·        Status: Completed in Dec-2008


Contact Address:

Jigawa State Institute of Information Technology, Kazaure

3km Kano-Daura Road, Kazaure.

Jigawa State, Nigeria.


E-Mail: ioit@jigawastate.gov.ng


Website: www.informaticsnigeria.com