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FG grants licenses to 20 new universities

Presentation of the License to the new universities by the minister of state for Education Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Federal Government has presented provisional licenses to the twenty new private universities recently approved by Federal Executive Council.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu at the event in Abuja said the federal executive Council had on the 3rd February 2021, approved the establishment of 20 new private universities.

The Minister who was represented by the Minister of state for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba urged the proprietors to live up to the standard of quality education in the country.

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed warned that the NUC would not tolerate any unwholesome practices outside the commission’s guideline from the proprietors of the approved universities.

The Universities are:

1. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State, Proprietor; Thomas Abraham Foundation, Chairman – Emmanuel Thomas.
2.Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State; Proprietor; Decrown West African Company Limited, Chairman-John Akanya.
3.Maranta University, Mgbidi, Imo State; Proprietor; Elim International Studies and Management Limited; Chairman- Chukwuemeka Ngubo
4.Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State; Proprietor, Ave Maria Foundation, Chairman; Matthew Audu
5.Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State; Proprietor, Al-Istiqama College of Health Sciences and Technology Sumaila Ltd; Chairman – Suleiman Kawu Sumaila
6.Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State, Proprietor; Mudiame International Ltd. Chairman – Okoeguale Momodu.
7.Havila University, Nde-Nkom, Cross River State, Proprietor ; Steady Flow International Ltd, Chairman – Florence Obi
8.Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State, Proprietor; Claretian University Education Foundation, Chairman – Hilary Dachelem
9.Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State, Proprietor; The Church of Christ in Nigeria, Chairman- Suleiman Bogoro
10.Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State, Proprietor; Sherah Educational Resources Ltd, Chairman – Matthew Kukah
11.James Hope University, Lekki, Lagos State, Proprietor; James Hope Foundation, Chairman-Jim Ovia
12.Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Gwarzo, Kano State, Proprietor ; Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Foundation. Chairman- Bello Gwarzo
13. Capital City University, Warawa, Kano State, Proprietor; Accessible and Quality Higher Education Foundation, Chairman-Sani Muhammed
14.Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara State, Proprietor; Aliyu Ahman Pategi Foundation, Chairman-Aliyu Ahman-Pategi.
15. University of Offa, Kwara State, Proprietor; Pak Unity Petroleum Company Ltd, Chairman – Rasaq Oyewale.
16.Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State, Proprietor ; Key Science Education Foundation, Chairman – Salihu Mustafa
17.Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State, Proprietor; Multi-Gold International Ltd, Chairman-Yahaya Abubakar
18.Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja, Proprietor; Grace Garden International School Ltd; Chairman – Collins Aimuan
19.Khadija University, Majja, Jigawa State, Proprietor; Khadija University Limited, Chairman – Najib Adamu
20.ANAN University, Kwall, Plateau State, Proprietor; Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Chairman-Muhammad Mainoma

The licensed twenty universities has increase the number of private universities in the country to ninety nine (99) and a total of one hundred and ninety seven universities (197) in the country.

Daniel Adejo

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