FG Approves Establishment Of 4 New Private Universities In Nigeria
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, January 9, approved the establishment of four new private universities in Nigeria.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the approvals while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the first meeting of the council this year.
According to him, the new Universities are Greenfield University Kaduna, Dominion University, Ibadan Oyo state, Trinity University Ogun state and Westland University in Iwo, Osun state.
He said the approvals were given because all the four universities have met the criteria for establishing a university following a visitation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The approvals bring the number of private universities in Nigeria to 79.
Before today’s approval, the total number of universities in the country, with over 150 million population, was 160 (40 federal universities, 45 state-owned universities and 75 private universities).
The NUC had in August 2018 said it was processing over 200 applications for new private universities in the country.
Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said that any candidate with biometric issues must now report at its office in Abuja to resolve the issues and write the examinations there.
It should be noted that the federal government of Nigeria has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the ongoing strike.