Nigeria Approves Private University for Abacha’s Wife, 19 Others

February 3, 2021
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*Hajia Maryam Abacha

By Our Reporter

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of additional 20 private universities across the country. One of such was floated by Maryam Abacha, widow of late Head of State, Sani Abacha

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this while briefing the State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Adamu, the approved universities will get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

The approved universities are:

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

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.

With the approval of additional 20 universities, Nigeria now has 99 private universities.

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