FEC APPROVES ESTABLISHMENT OF 20 NEW PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES WITH 9 TO BE LOCATED IN NORTH CENTRAL

BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the establishment of 20 Universities amongst which is NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who announced this to State House correspondent at the end of the virtual meeting of FEC that was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said that the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC) which they will be expected to use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

Adamu said that the other approved universities are: 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 include Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State, Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State, Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State, and Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State.

The others 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 University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State.

The list also include 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.

Nine of the private universities are located in North-central, three in South-south, two in South-east, five in North-west and one in South-west.