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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Eight new private Universities have been approved by the Federal Government

Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved eight (8) new private Universities in the country.

Addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, said the approval followed a memo submitted by the Federal Ministry of Education. He gave the names of the new universities as:
- Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos, (owned by Deeper Life Christian Ministry)
- Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo
- Cross River (owned by Clitter House Nigeria Limited)
- Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia, (owned by Seventh Day Adventist Church).
Coal City University, Enugu, 
- Crown-Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara (owned by Modern Morgy and Sons Limited)
- The Dominican University, Ibadan, (owned by Order of Preachers, Nigerian Dominican Community).
- Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, (owned by Kola Daisi Foundation) and 
- Legacy University, Okija in Anambra, (owned by Good Idea Education Foundation).

He disclosed that the new universities were being licensed for a three years provisional approval and would be mentored by some existing universities across the country.

Anwuka stated that the University of Lagos would serve as mentor to Anchor University, Ayobo; Arthur Jarvis, Clifford and Coal City Universities would be mentored by University of Calabar, University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, respectively.

The total number of Universities in Nigeria now stands at 151, while the number of privately owned Universities stand at 61.

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