The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given provisional licences to 20 new private universities.
The private universities were established and approved by Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Thursday.
The approvement of these varsities has put the total number of universities in Nigeria to 193.
Below are the 20 new universities that were recently given licences.
1.Topfaith University Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom
- Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara
- Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo
- Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa
- Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano
- Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo
- Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River
- Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo
- NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna
- Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
- James Hope University, Lagos
- Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano
- Capital City University, Kano
- Ahman Pategi University, Kwara
- University of Offa, Kwara
- Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
- Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
- Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
- Anan University, Kwall, Plateau.