Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, will offer courses in islamic economics, banking and finance for new undergraduates and postgraduates.
Prof. Muhammad-Nasir Maiturare of the University, said this statement during a session organized by the school with the International Institute of Islamic Thought. Maiturare, who was the chairman of the occasion, said the session came at a time when the university was reviewing its curriculum, adding that this would enhance the economy of Nigeria.
Maiturare said "Other variants of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance will also be added as time goes on, the programmes will commence in one or two years as course modules for the various programmes had already been developed".
The Head of Department (HOD) of Banking and Finance, Dr Ismail Idris, said the university had already started some courses in Islamic Finance at diploma level and in the short run, the university would make provision for elective courses in Islamic Banking, Economics and Finance.
Idris said "Our students who study Banking and Finance will have a Bachelor's degree under Islamic finance".
Idris however, said the university would soon start full-fledged undergraduate courses in Islamic Finance. The session they had with International Institute of Islamic Thought was to address the issues around Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance which were not properly addressed under the conventional Economics, Banking and Finance systems.
In his remarks, Dr Aliyu Tanko, the Coordinator of IIIT, said the organisation was supporting the university to expose students to other aspects of Islamic banking and finance.
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