The Federal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country.
According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth.
This brings the total number of private universities in the country to 99.
See below a full list of the newly approved private schools:
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.