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Thursday, 10 November 2016

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HAS APPROVED EIGHT NEW PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY



THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HAS APPROVED EIGHT NEW PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY



 
The approval was granted, during a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, F.C.T Abuja.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Anthony Onwuka, who brief State House correspondents, said the ministry “submitted a memo seeking approval for eight private universities after recommendation by the National University Commission (NUC)

Mr. Onwuka said the eight newly approved universities include:- 

ANCHOR UNIVERSITY, AYOBO, LAGOS
ARTHUR JARVIS AKPABUYO UNIVERSITY, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE
CLIFFORD UNIVERSITY, OWERINTA, ABIA STATE
 COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
CROWN HILL UNIVERSITY, KWARA STATE
DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
KOLA DAISY UNIVERSITY, ALSO IN IBADAN, OYO STATE
AND LEGACY UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE.

Mr. Onwuka said the new universities were given three years provisional license.

He also said all the new universities are to be mentored older ones. 

He said Anchor University will be mentored by the University of Lagos, (UNILAG)
Arthurs Jarvis University will be mentored by the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State 

 And Clifford University will be mentored by the University of Agriculture, Umudike

Coal City University will be mentored by the University of Nigeria Nsukka
 
Crown Hill University will be mentored by the University of Ilorin

While the two new universities in Oyo State, Kola Daisy and Dominican university, will be mentored by the University of Ibadan. Oyo state


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