More Varsities: Federal Government approves 6 private universities

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    The decision to approve the universities was reached at the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    The Federal Government has approved the establishment of six new private universities on Wednesday, December 6.

    The decision to approve the universities was reached at the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    While speaking to journalists after the meeting which was presided by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu announced the names of the six universities.

     

    The Minister listed the newly-approved private universities to include Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State; Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia; Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan; Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt; Atiba University, Oyo State; and Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Lagos.

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    Goodluck Jonathan approved 12 Federal Universities

    Recall that in 2011, the former President, Goodluck Jonathan approved the establishment of 12 Federal Universities.

     

    However, a panel set up by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in May to audit the take-off grants of the new Federal Universities has submitted its reports about 12 new universities in Nigeria.

    The panel reports about the institutions indicate that all is not well yet in the newly established universities as they still have issues with accommodation and accreditation of courses.

     

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