The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of 12 new private universities in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, has approved the appointment of four new Vice-Chancellors and principal officers for the four new specialised universities established late last year in the country by the federal Government.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of five new universities specialised in technology and health to close the huge gap in the doctor-patient ratio as well as in medical research and production of pharmaceutical products.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued provisional licences to four new private universities following Federal Executive Council’s approval for establishment of the universities during its meeting on 9 January, 2019.
The House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services last Wednesday held public hearing on nine proposed tertiary institutions. In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Aminu Suleiman Goro said the public hearing was also to consider amendments to Acts of six federal universities.