According to media reports, 3 University of Ilorin, UNILORIN students emerged as winners of Inter-Universities Qur’an Memorisation Competition organised by Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.
The winners were Sodiq Olabanji Abdul-Fattah, Abdul-Rahman AbdulRasaq Akano and Rahmat Elesin who all came first in their categories of the competition. The competition, which was divided into three categories, has University of Ilorin winning all the categories.
Altogether, 12 Nigerian Universities took part in the two-day competition. They are University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Abuja, Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho and Kaduna State University. Others were University of Ilorin, Kwara State University, Nassarawa State University, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye, Fountain University Osogbo, Crescent University Abeokuta and Al-Hikmah University Ilorin.
The overall best winner of the competition, Sodiq Abdulfattah of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) received a cash award of N125, 000 and all other winners were equally rewarded.
The Vice-Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim who gave a speech at the occasion commended the participants who are all students in various fields of learning that are not related to Arabic or Islamic Studies.