FG Okays 8 New Private Universities to Operate in Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria has granted operational licence to eight new private universities across the country.
The approval was granted during the Federal Executive Council meeting which held on Wednesday at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking after the meeting, the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, said the ministry “submitted a memo seeking approval for eight private universities after recommendation by the National Universities Commission (NUC)”.
He said the eight approved universities are;
1) Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos.
2) Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River.
3) Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia.
4) Coal City University, Enugu.
5) Crown Hill University, Kwara.
6) Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo.
7) Kola Daisy University, also in Ibadan.
8) Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State.
The minister said the new universities were given three years provisional license and all would be mentored by older ones.
He added that Anchor University will be mentored by the University of Lagos (UNILAG); Jarvis University by the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and Clifford University by the University of Agriculture, Umudike (FUAM).
Coal city University will be mentored by the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN); Crown Hill University by the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN); while the two new universities in Oyo State, Kola Daisy and Dominican universities, will be mentored by the University of Ibadan (UI).
Also Legacy University, Okija, will be mentored by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka.