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Full List of 20 New Private Universities With Provisional Licenses to Operate in Nigeria

The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has presented provisional licenses to 20 newly approved private universities by the National Universities Commission. This are now part of institutions IJMB aspirants can also consider while choosing their institution of choice.


Below is the list of the 20 new private universities granted provisional licenses to operate in Nigeria:

  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 

With this approval, Nigeria now has a total of 192 universities; 99 private universities, 44 federal universities and 49 state universities, according to the National University Commission website.

The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Adamu, stated in a presentation that the current number of universities in Nigeria is too small given the country’s growing population which presently stood at over 200 million

It was also reported by The Punch that he said Brazil (209 million population) has 441 universities, Mexico (126 million people) has 375 universities while Russia (145 million people) has 741 universities. 

This is a good news for Nigerians as well as Intending IJMB students seeking admission into university. Visit to register today.

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