President Muhammadu Buhari through the Federal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country.
Naija News understands that the 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth.
This will bring the total number of private universities in Nigeria to 99, Channels Television reports.
The approved universities are:
- Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom,
- Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara,
- Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo,
- Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
- Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
- Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo,
- Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River,
- Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo ,
- NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
- Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
- James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
- Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
- Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
- Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara
- University of Offa, Offa, Kwara, also got provisional approval
- Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
- Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
- Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
- Anan University, Kwall, Plateau
Nine of the private universities are located in North Central, three in South South, two in South East, five in the North West and one in South West.
With the approval of additional 20 universities, Nigeria now has 99 private universities.
Source: Naija News