About City Model University
Education is central to human existence. Al-Usrah Incorporated, a knowledge-based Islamic organisation, places premium on education not only as a corporate responsibility but also as a religious duty. The organisation pioneered Islamic nursery, primary and secondary education in the Niger Delta. City Model School is now a brand name in the Niger Delta, as one of the faith-based academic institutions nurturing raw talents to becoming heroes of tomorrow.
Having come this far in the human development business, Al-Usrah seeks, in conjunction with individuals who have passion for developing human capacity, to take the bold step of establishing a world class university.
The primary aim of CITY MODEL UNIVERSITY (CMU) project to contribute to the advancement of knowledge through learning,research and development.
Below are our various Faculties in City Model Universities
CMU will kick-off with 3 Colleges and 300 students. Additional colleges will be introduced in Year 3, Year 5, Year 6 and Year 9. Over a 10-year plan, the annual student intake across all colleges is projected to grow at —200/0 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) reaching -"1,600 in year 10.
On our base case estimate, we expect the number of applicants into tertiary institutions to register a CAGR of 5% over the next 10 years vs. the 70/0 CAGR recorded in the last 10 years.
This means at CMU 10th year anniversary, the population of university applicants in Nigeria will stand at about 2.7million students.
The students population, kicking-off at 300, is projected to hit 5,000 in year 10. This implies a CAGR of 37% over the next 10 years. This growth is substantially fueled by the 200/0 annual growth rate in student intake and the small base effect.
Though NUC recommendation on Art-Science mix is 40:60 that mix will be targeted as more science-based courses are introduced.
In the first 5 years of operation with less than 2000 students population, utilities will be provided and managed by internally constituted team under CYC-- Above a 2000 student population threshold, which based on projectedplan, corresponds to Year 5, CMC will explore the possibility of bringing in private sector stakeholders in the provision of these utilities to ensure adequacy and quality service rendering. The key utilities to support academic commercial and social life on CMU campus are identified below:
Power: This is a critical component of the utility mix supporting the university campus. In the first 5 years of operation, CMU will connect to the national electricity grid as a primary source of power. While this source is cheap, it is unreliable. Hence, CMC-run power generating units are planned as back-ups to ensure adequate power supply to the university environment.
The medium- to long term plan, starting in year 5, is to partner with private sector power providers to establish and maintain a dedicated power plant for the university. This will be an important path to energy provision if the national grid does not improve by then.
Water: The university Will be connected to the government run water supply which is which is near-by. However just as in power, the university run a Mini Water Works to supply the university water need as a primary option.
Internet facilities: This be outsourced to private sector providers from year 1.
Waste Management/Sewage: This will be outsourced to private sector providers from year 1.
The value creation vision of CMU serves to reinforce the University’s three core strategic objectives — production of globally competitive research, provision of internationally recogniseddegree programs and the creation and expansion of wellcoordinated external engagement activities. The vision represents the tightly bound nature of our academic programs, each reinforcing the other. It defines the institution’s character, linking research, learning and teaching, and engagement programs. Each of the three strands is separately resourced, sharply focused and valued in its own right.
Research is the first strand, embracing the systematic generation of new knowledge, development of new ideas and experimentation with new techniques. These activities inform student learning and provide an intellectual platform for engagement beyond the campus.
The second strand is learning and teaching. It focuses on intellectual stimulation and challenge, outstanding educational practices, a strong research-teaching nexus and the cultivation of critical approaches to inquiry that acknowledge the provisional nature of knowledge.
The final strand is engagement. It encompasses many dimensions of interaction between academia and wider society— including knowledge partnerships, advancement and international activities.
Through this strand, the University engages in public debate, influences policy, links, research and teaching with industry and communities, contributes to the advancement of communities locally and abroad, develops deep beneficial relationships with alumni and performs as a truly international institution.
Professor Abdurazaq Kilani
A Professor of Islamic Studies at the Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, University of Port Harcourt and a former Head of the Department (2003-2006). He obtained his B.A. (1986) and M.A(1989) Islamic studies at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin and his PhD in Religious Studies specializing in Islamic Studies from University of Port Harcourt in 1999. He joined the Department of Religious Studies of University of Port Harcourt as an Assistant Lecturer in 1992. He rose to the rank of lecturer II in 1996, Lecturer1 in 1999, Senior Lecturer in 2002 and Professor in 2009. He is the first Professor of Islamic Studies of the University, the first to be promoted Professor in that discipline in any university in the entire South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
He has published many articles in local and international journals and contributed chapters to books for undergraduates. He is a Senior Fellow Centre for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University 2003, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Corporate Administration (FCAI), 2005 and Fellow, US Summer Institute (SUSI), University of California, Santa Barbara 2008.
He has served as External Examiner (for PhD students) at International Islamic University, Malaysia, Universities of Ibadan, Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo-Lagos and University of Calabar.
He is the Imam of University of Port Harcourt Muslim community since 1995 and also the Imam of a premier Muslim organization-Al-usrah Inc in Port Harcourt since 1994.
ProfessorAbdurazaq Kilani is the Chairman Board of Directors of City Model Schools in Port Harcourt and member Board of Trustees of Solace Health Foundation
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Why City Model University, Nigeria - also known as CMU?
At the City Model University, Nigeria, you are sure of being molded and packaged into a fully, ready to lead-the-change class of persons the future Nigeria is waiting for, who is complete in Spirit, body and mind, to cause the change we need wherever they choose to invest in themselves