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JUST IN: Federal Executive Council Approves Establishment of 20 New Private Universities

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the establishment of 20 additional private universities in the country.

According to the memo sent by the Federal Ministry of Education, the new universities will be allowed to run for a period of 3-years in accordance with a provisional license, during which time, the affairs of the universities will be closely monitored by the Education Ministry.

This recent development has brought the number of privately owned higher institutions in Nigeria to a total number of 99.

The names of the proposed universities sent to the FEC by the Ministry of Education are not yet known at this time.

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