The story of Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) started in 2013. It was established by the Madina Foundation for Science and Technology (MFST); a not-for-profit organisation established to provide quality tertiary education to the millions of individuals who aspire to acquire and advance knowledge in science and technology. The foundation, since its inception, has established several basic schools and high schools, including one solely for orphans. Directors of MFST see the establishment of MIST as a logical capstone to their efforts at providing quality but affordable education to the youth of Ghana and beyond, to harness their creative and innovative potential to contribute to the development of their communities. The Institute commenced operation with three schools: School of Engineering, School of Business and Technology, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It also envisages establishing School of Allied Sciences in the near future. Building on its heritage, MIST upholds to traditional Islamic values and ethics and purposefully integrates the highest academic and professional standards in its teaching, research, and community service.