Abuja - The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the establishment on nine new private universities in the country.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo.
President Goodluck Jonathan traveled to Sokoto where he attended the 90th birthday of former President Shehu Shagari.
The Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka; the Minister of State, Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda; the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe; and the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
Chidoka listed the new universities as Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State; Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State; Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State; Hallmark University, Ijebu Itele, Ogun State; Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State; Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Orode, Delta State; Mountain Top University, Ogun State, Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State and Summit University, Ofa, Kwara State.
- News 24