The importance of higher education in national development cannot be overemphasized. Nigeria looks to higher education as a fundamental vehicle driving both social and economic developments. Cognizant of the fact that tertiary education institutions have great potential as an indigenous incubator of national progress and revitalization, Nigeria has devoted substantial economic and human resources to promote university education.
In this context, the mission to establish Skyline University Nigeria took concrete form in 1990 when its promoters established the Skyline University College (SUC), at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. SUC became very famous and the reputation grew exponentially and student enrolment soon increased at an enhanced rate with a large number of international students coming from Nigeria. Thus, in the 30 years of its involvement in private university education in the Middle East, Skyline International Group Limited (SIGL) has spread so widely. This is a testimony that the little spark of 1990 in UAE, has blossomed into a full flame of excellent university educational opportunities for the young Nigerians in particular and the West African sub-region in general.
The major motivation to establish Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) is to achieve the same mark of academic and all-round excellence which has been achieved by SUC in the UAE by providing a total life-changing education at the tertiary level. The aim, therefore, is to complete the circle of education, which was begun humbly in 1990 to educate the young Nigerians in Nigeria and provide an opportunity to exceptional life-long learning. The university is anchored on a tripod – knowledge, skills and value-based education, conceived to power Nigeria’s socio-economic development by providing technology-driven and innovative education. In this respect, Skyline University Nigeria was licensed by the National Universities Council (NUC) in May 2018.
Skyline University Nigeria SUN is a multi-cultural environment where staff and students from different parts of the world come together for a common goal of making it a multi-disciplinary teaching and research institution.
It is a source of inspiration that enlightens the quest for knowledge, skills and competencies. It is the first International University licensed to operate in the northwestern region of Nigeria. Currently, it has commenced with two schools ‘School of arts, management and social sciences’ (SAMSS) and ‘School of science and information technology’ (SSIT). Each of the school is having 8 and 5 departments and a total of 15 programs. The core strength of SUN is in its capacity to provide quality assurance to student fraternity by having strong industry link, focus on holistic development of the student and capacity to provide personal advising to students to enable them improve their academic standing. Equipped with a strong base of academic learning environment that provides onsite and online learning resources, state of the art computer labs and a strong presence of integrated ICT in teaching and managing student progression.
Skyline University Nigeria is the first private tertiary institution in Kano, the largest and most industrialized state in northern Nigeria and is currently housed in a 15-story tall building comprising of an academic block and functional offices, classrooms, laboratories, Campus Clinic, cafeteria well equipped sports facilities and Student multi-purpose hall. The outdoor sports facilities are located just behind the main block comprising a football & cricket pitch, two basketball and two volleyball courts and a badminton court.
The philosophy of Skyline University Nigeria begins with its visions, international exposure, best quality practices and focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and is equipped with good quality learning support services. SUN facilitates students to attain their personal goals and enable them to explore their innate talents and other key points like advising etc. In this regards, at SUN, Career counselling is given utmost importance because we believe in our student’s ability to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies in all walks of life. We believe in our students exhibiting lifelong skills that help them to be prepared for the professional and personal life. We also inculcate the student's body to participate in various professional development program organized by SUN at regular intervals. Enrolling in toastmasters is a must to equip them to develop their public speaking and presentation skills.
Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) aspires to be an internationally recognized institution of excellence in higher education, by providing technologically enabled platform for innovative research and education with a focus on creativity and entrepreneurship.