Federal Executive Council has approved six new private universities bringing the number of private Universities in Nigeria to 74.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja while President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on an official visit to Kano State.
The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu announced the approval of six new private Universities to include the Admiralty Univerity, Ibusa, Delta state, Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan.
Other private Universities also approved by FEC include, the Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Atiba University, Oyo State, Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Lagos.
The Minister said the number of Universities will continue to increase to meet the increasing demands for higher education in Nigeria, adding that Brazil with about 120 million population has over 1200 Universities.
“There are some more applications and I believe we will still bring more for Council approvals”
The Minister assured that the National Universities Commission (NUC ) is going to take the issue of accreditation very seriously adding that ” If any university fails to meet their standard, we are going to deregister their courses and enough courses are deregistered, it will lead to the closure of the University”
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1. Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State
3. Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan
4. Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
5. Atiba University, Oyo State