The Federal Government has approved the issuance of provisional licences for the establishment of 12 private universities across the country.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Communication made this known after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
According to him, the universities would be located in Anambra, Kano, Niger, Sokoto, Gombe, Delta, Abuja and Abia.
He stated that Minister of State, Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba presented the memo on behalf of the National Universities Commission and it was approved by the cabinet.
“The proposed private universities are Pen Resource University Gombe, Gombe State, Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno State, Margaret Lawrence I -University, Delta State and Khalifa Ishaku Rabiu University Kano, Kano State,” he said.
“Sports University Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State, Bala Ahmed University Kano, Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State, Nigerian-British University Hasa, Abia State and Peter University Acina-Onene, Anambra State as well as Newgate University, Minna, Niger State, European University of Nigeria in Duboyi, Abuja and the North-West University Sokoto. ”
“Council approved the memo for the issuance of provisional licences for the establishment of 12 proposed private universities,” he added.