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    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of additional 20 private universities across the country.

    The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this while briefing the State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

    According to Adamu, the approved universities will get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

    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.


    Sunday Chinwe

    <p>Nigeria private university on increase but there is no job for the graduates produced.</p>


    Wao! Nigeria has up to 20 private university already. Nigerian’s should invest more on industries instead of schools.


    Wow that’s great at least there will be many to be employed in the office of lectures


    Our government is indeed doing great , in the area of education we appreciate

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