The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a full list of all approved federal, state, and private universities in Nigeria.
This is contained in the NUC's bulletin released on Monday, October 18.
The list shows Nigeria currently has 45 federal universities, 54 state universities and 99 private universities, making a total of 198.
The list of approved 198 Nigerian universities:
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List of federal, state and private universities approved to run post-graduate programmes
In another report, the NUC has released the list of federal, state and private universities that have the approval to operate post-graduate programmes, that is, Masters and PhD degrees.
The list was published on the commission’s official website. The NUC expressed worry that some universities in the country are running unapproved postgraduate programmes.
It added that some institutes are awarding postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliations with Nigerian and foreign Universities.
12 Nigerian universities that have approval to operate distance learning centres
Similarly, the NUC has released the list of Nigerian universities that have the approval to operate distance learning centres.
The commission in a bulletin published on Monday, September 20, also stated that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) which had 72 study/resource centres nationwide is currently the only approved open university in Nigeria.
There are about 12 universities that have the NUC’s approval to operate distance learning centres.
Universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education established by Buhari administration
Among the new tertiary institutions established by the Buhari government are 11 universities, 10 polytechnics and nine colleges of education.
Amid the establishment of new tertiary institutions, there are public concerns over poor funding of the existing ones as well inadequate budgetary allocations to the education sector.
21-year-old lady emerges best student of Covenant University after graduating with perfect CGPA of 5.0
In other news, a 21-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Ewerechukwu Favour Asaka has emerged as the best graduating student of Covenant University.
In a video shared on YouTube, Covenant University had its 16th convocation ceremony, on Friday, October 22, in which 216 students bagged first class degrees.
Ewerechukwu, who bagged a degree in Computer Science, was the valedictorian of the 2020/2021 academic session. The young lady is the second student to graduate with a perfect CGPA of 5.0 after Motunrayo Ajia, who finished from the Department of Petroleum Engineering in the 2018/2019 academic session.