The National Universities Commission, has given provisional approval to four new private universities to commence academic programmes.
Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC at the presentation of the licences to the universities in Abuja on Tuesday, said the four universities had been under scrutiny since 2006.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the universities are: Greenfield University, Kaduna State, Dominion University, Ibadan, Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun State, and Westland University, Iwo, Osun State.
With the approval, Nigeria now has 79 private universities, and a total of 173 universities, private and public.
Rasheed underscored the need to increase...readmore