Latest report from the stable of the Nigerian education sector reveals that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, November 2, approved eight new private universities in the country.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the FEC which was held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital city. It was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and also in attendance were cabinet members of his administration.
The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Onwuka, made it known to State House reporters that the council also approved mentors for the universities. He said the universities were approved based on the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and would be given three-year provisional licences.
The new private universities include:
- Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos, owned by Deeper Christian Life Ministry, to be mentored by the University of Lagos.
- Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River, owned by The Glitter House Nigeria Limited, to be mentored by the University of Calabar.
- Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia, owned by Seventh Day Adventist Church, to be mentored by the University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia.
- Coal City University, Enugu, owned by African Thinkers Community of Inquiry College of Education, Enugu, to be mentored by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Crown-Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara, owned by Modern Morgy and Sons Limited, to be mentored by the University of Ilorin.
- Dominican University, Ibadan, owned by Order of Preachers, Nigerian Dominican Community, to be mentored by the University of Ibadan.
- Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, owned by Kola Daisi Foundation, to be mentored by the University of Ibadan.
- Legacy University, Okija, Anambra, owned by The Good Idea Education Foundation, to be mentored by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa.