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The Islamic Education Bureau was established by the state Edict of 17th September 1998.


The Bureau consists of the Chairman and five members. Also as members are representatives of Ministry of Education, Local Government, and Social Welfare not below the rank of a Director while one Qadi is to represent the Sharia court of appeal. The chief Executive of the Bureau shall be the Executive Secretary who is appointed by the Governor and is responsible for the day to day execution of the policy of the Bureau and the general management of its business and shall carry out such other functions as the Bureau may from time to time direct.  


Bureau has five departments with staff strength of six hundred and eighty staff and 21 Arabic Secondary schools under its control.



Some of the functions of the Bureau as contained in the Edict are:


a)    To be responsible for the quality control of Arabic Islamic Education in the state at primary, primary and post primary levels.


b)   To formulate Broad policies and advice the Government on matters relating to Islamic and Arabic Education and moral teaching of Islam in the state.


c)    To assume the Management of any institute within the state where so directed by the Commissioner.


d)   To plan and take measures of integrating Qur`anic and Islamic schools Education in the state with the formal system.


e)    To maintain existing public Islamiyya Qur`anic and Arabic schools, and to establish, maintain and control such new ones as the Government may directed.


f)     To make such provision for conducting or assisting the conduct of research as appears to the Bureau to be desirable for the purpose of improving Islamic and Arabic Education within the state.



Executive Secretary: Yakubu Abbas Yakubu



Admin & Finance

Adamu Muhammad Dallah)                                        

Arabic School Services

Usman Suleiman Adam

Quranic/ Islamiyya Schools

Mahmud Yunusa

Planning Research & Statistics

Garba G. Makama





For the past two years under this Administration, the Bureau has recorded a tremendous achievements some of which are:


1.    A state committee inaugurated under the auspices of the Islamic Education Bureau to propose for successful integration, and introducing new special schools covering primary, junior secondary and senior secondary schools with special attention to the teaching of science subjects, humanities and moral values, the medium of instruction shall be Arabic language. The report of the committee is now on study to various committees for advice to the government before implementation. This programme is called, JIGAWA STATE SPECIAL ARABIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME (JISAEP) 


2.    Processing admission of 10Nos participants of the National Qur`anic Competition in to the National Islamic University of Sudan and Malaysia.


3.    Payment of Examination fees of 19Nos schools with National Board of Arabic and Islamic Studies for the year 2007 & 2008.


4.    Payment of Examination fees of 15Nos schools with National Board of Arabic and Islamic Studies for the year 2009.


5.    Accreditation of 6Nos Examination centres for the state.


6.    Renovation of 13Nos staff quarters at GGASS Birniwa and GGASS Kaugama.


7.    Supply and distribution of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies textbooks to 21Nos schools.


8.    Construction of Drainage channels at GGASS Birniwa, GGASS Kaugama, GGASS Babura, SAIS Hadejia and GASS Baure.


9.    Construction of Administrative Blocks at GGASS Kaugama, GDASS Aminu Yusuf Hadejia, GGDASS Zainab Kazaure, GDASS Dabi, GDASS S/ `Ya`ya, GDASS Jahun, GGDASS Dutse, GDASS Katanga, GDASS Sara, GDASS Taura, GDASS Abdullahi Mai Masallaci Ringim, and GGASS Birniwa.


10.Processing Admission for 17No students this year to        Umaru Musa Yar`adua University Katsina to study Arabic language.


11. Employment of 154No teaching and non teaching staff.


12. Supply and distribution of teaching material, sporting materials, computers and its accessories to the schools and headquarter. 



Email: ieb@jigawastate.gov.ng