NEWSDAILYNIGERIA -The federal government has given provisional approval for the establishment of NOK University, Kachia,Kaduna State and 19 others across the country.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu,to State House correspondents after the virtual federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa,on Wednesday
.

The Minister said, the approved universities will get their provisional
licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

The approved universities are: Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa
Ibom State. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State,
Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State, Ave Maria University,
Piyanko, Nasarawa State, and Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano
State.

Others include, Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State, Havilla University,
Nde-Ikom, Cross River State, Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede,
Imo State, NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State and Karl-Kumm
University, Vom, Plateau State.

Others are James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State, Maryam Abacha
American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State, Capital City
University, Kano, Kano State, Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara
State, and University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State.

Others are Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State, Edusoko
University, Bida, Niger State, Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja,
Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State and Anan University, Kwall,
Plateau State.

Nine of the private universities are located in North Central, three
in South South, two in South East, five of them in North West and one
in South West.

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