Federal government has given approval for the take-off of 8 new private universities in Nigeria.
This was announced by the Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting at the presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
The new universities are:
* Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos owned by Deeper Christian Life Ministry
*Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River engineered by the Clitter House Nigeria Limited
*Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia owned by Seventh Day Adventist Church
*Coal City University, Enugu operated by African Thinkers Community of Inquiry College of Education, Enugu.
*Crown-Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Kwara floated by Modern Morgy and Sons Limited
*Dominican University, Ibadan, the brainchild of Order of Preachers, Nigerian Dominican Community
* Kola Daisi University, Ibadan promoted by Kola Daisi Foundation. * Legacy University, Okija, a brainchild of The Good Idea Education Foundation
According to the Minister, all the new universities are to be mentored older ones.
He said Anchor University will be mentored by the University of Lagos, Jarvis University by the University of Calabar and Clifford University by the University of Agriculture, Umudike.
Coal city University will be mentored by the University of Nigeria Nsukka; Crown Hill University by the University of Ilorin; while the two new universities in Oyo State, Kola Daisy and Dominican universities, will be mentored by the University of Ibadan.
Legacy University, Okija, will be mentored by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka