Al-Istiqama University is located at the outskirt of Sumaila town the capital of Sumaila Local Government in Kano State. The Sumaila Local Government is about 80kilometer from the City of Kano, 50 kilometers from Dutse Jigawa State and 220 kilometers from Bauchi town, Bauchi State respectively. All the towns are accessible by tarred road. By air, the route is via Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Dutse International airport and Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.
The University has the following Objectives:
(a) To provide a university of international standards for learning, research, acquisition of specialized skills and comprehensive training of students empowering them to foster the practical application of knowledge and skill to the benefit of humanity;
(b) To establish an institution of higher learning which shall provide access to quality University education for qualified candidates, in order to produce internationally suitable graduates, through outstanding and innovative programmes;
(c) To provide an environment of international benchmark for learning, research, acquisition of skills and comprehensive training of students empowering them to apply knowledge and skills to the benefit of the society;
(d) To develop student character through a curriculum that respects the value of every student and promotes national integration and harmonization of the nation’s ethnic and religious diversity;
e) To enhance the competence in university education through specialized, flexible and innovative academic and professional programmes leading to the award of first degrees, higher degrees and postgraduate research with emphasis on technical, managerial and professional skill acquisition;
(f) To encourage and promote the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, gender, political conviction, or physical disability the opportunity of acquiring university education; and
(g) To undertake other activities appropriate for teaching, research and community service as expected of a university of high standard.