Approval Of These 6 New Private Nigerian Universities Swells Number To 74
Bamidele Fashube, Abuja, Nigeria, GVE – The number of approved private universities in Nigeria have risen to 74 following the handing over of provisional licenses to six new private institutions.
The universities are:Admiralty University Ibusa in Delta; Spiritan University Neochi, Abia; Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan, Oyo State; Pamo University of Medica Sciences, Port Harcourt; Atiba University in Oyo, Oyo State; and Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos State.
The licenses were handed over to the institutions on Tuesday in Abuja, by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Speaking through the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sonny Echono, Adamu said the Federal Executive Council approved the take-off of the universities on 6 December to provide quality education in the country.
According to him, this has increased the number of private universities in the country to 74.
“The problems of access to quality education in Nigeria has poised serious challenges and therefore required serious efforts to address them.
“The approval of the universities tends to address the issue of access to university education.
“Private universities in Nigeria have contributed and will continue to contribute to the development of education in the country,” he said.
He called on the institutions’ administrators to ensure that the highest standard of best practices to achieve academic excellence in their programmes.