- The establishment of 20 new private universities has been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC)
- The development was made public in a memo presented by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu
- Adamu said the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission
A report by Channels TV indicates that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, February 3, approved twenty new private universities to be cited in different parts of the country.
The resolution was made after Adamu Adamu, the minister of education presented a memo before the council.
Adamu explained that the newly-established higher institutions are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years from the National Universities Commission (NUC), Daily Nigerian reports.
He went on to note that the growth of the universities will be monitored and evaluated by the ministry of education.
The approved institutions are:
1. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom state
2. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara state
3. Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo state
4. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa state
5. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano state
6. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo state
7. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River state
8. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo state
9. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna state
10 Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau state
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 state
15. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara state
16. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa state
17. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger state
18. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
19. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa state
20. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau state
Varsity workers set for mother of strike
Meanwhile, Legi.ng reported that the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have vowed to continue with their planned strike action.
This is as the meeting between the varsity workers and the federal government on Tuesday, February 2, ended in deadlock.
In a statement released to pressmen, the bodies said they are giving a two-week notice and ultimatum to the federal government to entertain their demands.