Brief History of the College

Jigawa state College of Islamic and Legal Studies, Ringim was established in 1992, with aim of training a middle class manpower for judiciary and Education. The establishment of this institution, like in other Northern states, was principally necessitated by the need to produce Judges and Registrars for both Shari’ah courts, Area courts and Magistrate’s courts as well as to train teachers for primary and junior secondary schools.

The college started operation at Sabon Gida primary school, Ringim which has become its permanent site. It started with three Academic Departments, namely, Shari’ah, Law and Languages. The college was  one of the four colleges under the then Jigawa State Polytechnic (later called Hussaini Adamu Polytechnic), which comprised College of Engineering and Technology Kazaure, College of Business and Management Studies, Dutse, College of Agriculture Hadejia and College of Islamic and Legal Studies, Ringim, with the central Administration sited at Kazaure.
The college became autonomous institution, when the law No.04 of 2005 was enacted. Before the autonomy the college was headed by a Director.


Law Establishing the College

Autonomy was conferred to the college by Jigawa State of Nigeria Law No. 04 of 2005 duly assented by His Excellency the Executive Governor of the state on 12th December, 2005.