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FULL LIST: FG approves establishment of additional 20 private universities

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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.

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The approved universities are:

  1. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom,
  2. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara,
  3. Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo,
  4. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
  5. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  6. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo,
  7. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River,
  8. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo ,
  9. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  10. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
  11. James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
  12. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
  13. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
  14. Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara
  15. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara, also got provisional approval
  16. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
  17. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
  18. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  19. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
  20. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau
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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.

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