The establishment of 20 new private universities in Nigeria, has being approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in a meeting which was held on Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 during the weekly council meeting.
President Muhammadu Buhari who presided over the meeting and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu presented a memo to this approval.
Mr. Adamu speaking on the outcome of the meeting, mentioned that the approved universities will receive their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC) in order for operations to begin.
Furthermore, the new universities will be given provisional license to run for three (3) years consecutively while the ministry will monitor and evaluate their growth.
Nine are located in North-Central, three in South-South, two in South-East, five in North-West and one in South-West. This has risen the number of private universities to Ninety Nine (99) in total.
The list of the universities approved includes;
- Top-faith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State.
- Thomas Adwunmi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
- Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State
- Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
- Al-Istigama University, Sumaila Kano State
- Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
- Havilla University of Nigeria, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
- Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
- NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
- Karl-Kumm University, VOM Plateau State
- James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
- Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State
- Capital City University, Kano State
- Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State
- University of Offa, Kwara State
- Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
- Phlomath University, Kuje, Abuja.
- Khadijah University, Majia, Jigawa State
- Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State