Government approves eight new private universities

The Federal Executive Council last week in Abuja approved eight new private universities in the country, reports News Agency of Nigeria.

Addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, Minister of State for Education Professor Anthony Anwuka said the approval followed a memo submitted by the Federal Ministry of Education.

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