Full list of approved 20 private universities by President Buhari

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of additional 20 private universities across Nigeria.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of FEC meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

Adamu said the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), to be used for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation goes on.

The approved universities are:

  1. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom,
  2. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara,
  3. Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo,
  4. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
  5. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
  6. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo,
  7. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River,
  8. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo ,
  9. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  10. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
  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
  15. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara, also got provisional approval
  16. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
  17. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
  18. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  19. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
  20. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau

Nine of the new 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.

With this new approval of additional 20 universities, Nigeria now has 99 private universities.

President Muhammadu Buhari

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