Full list of approved 20 private universities

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Full list of approved 20 private universities


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

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

According to Adamu, the approved universities will get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go 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 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 the approval of additional 20 universities, Nigeria now has 99 private universities.

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