The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, has approved the establishment of 20 new universities in Nigeria.
While briefing newsmen after the session, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, noted that the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.
The universitie approved by the FEC 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.
Nine of these approved universities are located in North Central, three in South South, two in South East, five of them in North West and one in South West. Non in the North East