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Kebbi’s First Private Varsity, Rayhaan, Gets NUC Approval, Takes Off January

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted license and approval to the first private university in Kebbi State, Rayhaan, to offer 15 courses at take-off in January next year.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Mohammed Lawal Ahmadu, disclosed this to journalists during the NUC resource verification visit to the university’s site at Gesse, Birnin Kebbi.

He said the university was among the few private universities in the North West geo-political zone that will commence academic activities after the NUC resource verification visit.

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Rayhaan is an ICT-driven academic learning institution. Its teaching and research environment is positioned to nurture the youth into personalities possessing sound academic, practical and upright moral qualities,” he said.

Abubakar Muhammed Altine, the head of the NUC team and acting director of Academic Planning in the commission, said the purpose of the visit was to look at the proposed courses before the take-off of the university.

“It’s to ensure quality education in the university and we are happy with what we saw,” he said

More Details;

Rayhaan University, Birnin Kebbi has been granted license by the National Universities Commission with approval for an initial offering of fifteen courses. These are as follows: 

  • •B.Sc Computer Science
  • •B.Sc Information and Communication Technology
  • •B.Sc Cyber Security
  • •B.Sc Software Engineering
  • •B.Sc Physics and Electronics
  • •B.Sc Microbiology
  • •B.Sc Forensic Science
  • •B.Sc Criminology and Security Studies
  • •B.Sc Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • •B.Sc Intelligence and Security Studies
  • •B.Sc Mass Communication 
  • •B.Sc Taxation 
  • •B.Sc Finance and Investment Management
  • •B.Sc International Relations and Diplomacy. 

The scope and number of course offerings will continue to grow.

This is the first private University in Kebbi State and is amongst the very few in the North West Geo-political zone. Rayhaan University is poised to commence operations after today’s resource verification visit by the National Universities Commission.

Rayhaan University is an ICT driven academic learning, teaching and research environment that is positioned to nurture our youth into personalities possessing sound academic, practical and upright moral qualities.

We invite the public to visit our website at for authentic information regarding the University or on matters relating to admission. The University does not handle its admissions processes through intermediaries. Interested students, parents and guardians can contact the University directly at the Takeoff site at Gesse, the Administration Complex, opposite Filin Idi in Birnin Kebbi or the University’s website as indicated above. 

Alternatively, messages or calls can be placed through the Registrar on 07044929099 or University’s email at: [email protected] or through our designated official social media handles as depicted on our website.

We look forward to welcoming prospective students for our new academic session commencing in January 2024 and hope that those who decide to make Rayhaan University their choice will have a lot to benefit from during their academic sojourn with us. Rayhaan University is here for you.

Thank you.

Professor Mohammed L Ahmadu

Vice Chancellor.

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