Al-Huda Arabic and Islamic Secondary School Zing is an Islamic Community owned Institution that can trace its roots since 1998 from an Islamiyya School called, Nurul Islam that operated in the evening under the care of Alh. Isa Jibrin (Isa Rahama) at Alh. Kasimu Ibrahim Bakoshi’s Residence at Unguwar Yelwa Zing. Following the increase in the number of students and the brilliant performance of the management and staff of the school, the Taraba State Primary Education Board took over the school after certain conditions were spelt out clearly to the understanding of parties’ involved such as teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies subjects alongside with the conventional western education subjects. The pioneering Head Master of the School was Mal. Adamu Abdullahi.
In the year 2004, under the leadership of Mal. Yakubu D.B Adams as the Headmaster, the school moved to its permanent site at Unguwan Lafiya behind NEPA Office Zing. The site of the school is owned by the Muslim community of Zing. The Muslim Community constructed two blocks of three classes and an office under the P.T.A Chairmanship of Mal. Mijinyawa Isma’ilu.
In 2009 Al-Huda Arabic and Islamic Secondary School Zing came into existence as a result of series of consultations by the Muslims Community and the Kpanti of Zing in person of Late Engr. Abbas Ibrahim Sambo, the grand patron of the school, over the educational pursuits of our teeming youth who completed their primary and islamiyya schools with pure Arabic and Islamic Studies background. The difficulty faced by such persons prompted the establishment of the Secondary School so as to ease the hardship of having travel distance in order to further their education. The school was established with two different sections; The Higher Islamic and the Secondary School (Conventional) Sections. The Pioneering administrators of the school were as follows: Bello Abubakar (Principal), Dr. Tahir Harun (Vice Principal Admin), Mahmud Bello (Vice Principal Academy) and Ladan Hassan (Examination Officer). The School started with fifteen dynamic, sincere and passionate individuals as members of staff who agreed to voluntarily assist their community in terms of the Education of their youth. Lessons commenced on the 1st February, 2009. The School operates in the afternoon because the Primary Section operates in the morning. The total number of students was Thirty One (31) for higher Islamic Section and Twelve (12) for the secondary school (Conventional) section. The students came with zeal to learn more about Islam, Arabic language and western education.
On 5th May, 2011 the school became registered with the State Ministry of Education and was given a center authorizing its JSS3 Students to register and write their Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE). Al-Huda Arabic and Islamic Secondary School has grown into a well-recognized educational system within a short span of time and have reputable, experienced and Professional Teachers in all subjects who are holders of various educational qualifications ranging from Phd, Masters degree, First degree and NCE.
On the 21st September, 2014 an idea of having Diploma Programme from the Institute of Education, ABU Zaria came to the good people of the Muslim Ummah in Zing from the Management of Institute of Arabic and Islamic Education Jalingo campus, particularly Mal. Sani Usman Chindo. The idea was accepted and with immediate effect a committee was set up to look into the possibility of the smooth take up of the programme. Bello Abubakar, Mahmud Bello, Muhammad Ya’u, Ladan Hassan were selected as the Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Academic Secretary, and Director Finance of the Programme and it was agreed that could start with one course, which is Diploma in Islamic Studies Education.
The programme came at a time that many of our graduates from Al-Huda Arabic and Islamic Secondary School were roaming the street and religious instructors in the public primary schools that could not afford to further their education now can do it with ease. Al-Huda Institute had its first Facilitators (Lecturers) who are committed and dedicated to providing students with the highest possible quality education thus; Dr. Tahir Harun, Mahmud Bello, Mustapha Abubakar, Adamu Musa, Umar Muhammad Kwalle, Yusha’u Abubakar and Abubakar Audu Usman, They rigorously made personal sacrifices for the sake of their religion and students.
On the 11th August, 2015, a circular from ABU Zaria came banning the operation of satellite campuses thereby encouraging the affiliation of such campuses to become fully independent and full time operating campuses. With this development, the management of the Institute sat up consulting all members of stakeholders involved on the possibilities of securing the consent of Institute of Education, ABU Zaria to accreditate and include AL-HUDA INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION among the list of her affiliated Institutions into a full time Diploma awarding institution so as to enable our youths acquire Diploma Certificate at home.
Part of our request was the affiliation of two additional courses making three courses to be offered in the institute. The courses are:
i. Diploma in English Language Education
ii. Diploma in Integrated Science Education
iii. Diploma in Islamic Education
On the 08th August, 2018, a circular came in response to our request indicating the coming of the committee of inspectors into the Al-Huda Institute for the inspection and assessment (Pre-affiliation visit). Now the institute is proud to have the following members of Academy and Non-Academic Staff:
i. Four Admin Staff
ii. Fifteen Facilitators (Lecturers)
iii. Three Non-Academic Staff
Unguwan Lafiya, Zing