The Federal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country.
The 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth.
This brings the total number of private universities in the country to 99.
Adamu explained that the newly-established higher institutions are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years from the National Universities Commission (NUC), Daily Nigerian reports.
The approved institutions are:
1. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
2. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
3. Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State
4. Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
5. Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
6. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
7. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
8. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
9. NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna state
10. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
11. James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State
12. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
13. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
14. Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara State
15. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State
16. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
17. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
18. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
19. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa state
20. Anan University, Kwall, Plateau state