The Federal Executive Council has, last week, approved the establishment of 20 new private universities in Nigeria, bringing their total to 99 and the total number of universities in Nigeria to 193.
The Honorable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu made this known at the State House after the weekly meeting of the Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
The list of the newly approved Universities and their locations are as follows:
1. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
2. Claretian University, Nekede, Imo State
3. Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
4. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
5. Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo State
6. Al-Istqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
7. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
8. Karl Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
9. Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State
10. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko Irese, Kwara State
11. Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State
12. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State
13. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
14. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
15. James Hope University, Agbor, Delta State
16. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
17. Maryam Abacha American University Of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
18. Mewar International University Nigeria, Masaka, Nasarawa State
19. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
20. University Of Offa, Offa, Kwara State.
The Minister of Education said the approved universities would receive their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they would use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation would go on.