The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has accepted the establishment of 20 new private universities in Nigeria.
The approval accompanied a memo delivered by using ability of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at some point of the weekly assembly of the Council on Wednesday.
The assembly was as soon as presided over with the useful resource of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Briefing journalists at the State House on the outcome of the meeting, Mr Adamu stated the approved universities will get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission (NUC).
“He gave the names of the accepted businesses as Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State; Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State; Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State; Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State, and Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State.”
“Others are Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State; Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State; Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State; NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State and Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State.”
“Also approved are 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 State, and the University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State.”
“Others are Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State, Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State; Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja; Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State and Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State.”
The minister, said the 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licences to run for three years ”while the ministry video show gadgets and evaluates their growth”.