The minister of education, Adamu Adamu while briefing the State House correspondents on Wednesday, 3 February, revealed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of additional 20 private universities across the country.
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.
Below is a list of the newly approved tertiary institutions and their location;
Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom
Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara
Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo
Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo
Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River
Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo
NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara
University of Offa, Offa, Kwara, (Also got provisional approval)
Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
Anan University, Kwall, Plateau
This brings the total number of private universities in Nigeria to 99.