New Horizons College was established in 1995 by the Founding Trustees of the Islamic Education trust, Alhaji Sheikh Ahmed Lemu (LLB,OFR) and Hajiya B. Aisha Lemu (MON, FNAE). The college was set up to meet the need for high quality islamic education. It was to serve as a model for qualitative education. It is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16, i.e from JSS 1 to JSS 3 and SS 1 to SS 3. It is a predominantly boarding school with a small day student population.
The college is located in Minna, the capital of Niger state which is 161.48 km from Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
The school's mission statement is Academic excellence, high moral ethics, broad general and islamic knowledge.