FG Grants Statutory License to 4 Newly Established Private Universities

Federal Government, FG Has Granted Operational License to the Four Newly Established Private Universities in Nigeria Namely: Greenfield University, Dominion University, Trinity & Westland University.

Following the Approval and Establishment of the 4 New Private Universities in Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Osun States of Nigeria by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) the Federal Government has now granted operational license to them.

The general public are hereby informed that the Federal Government has given licenses to Greenfield University, Kaduna State, Dominion University, Ibadan, Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun; and Westland University, Iwo, Osun state.

The total number of private universities in Nigeria is now 79 in addition to the newly approved private universities.

SEE ALSO: List of Approved Private Universities in Nigeria.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu speaking at the event said the provisional approval is to create room for effective monitoring and qualitative growth within the first three years of their operation, during which they will be attached to older generation universities for academic and administrative mentoring.

“It should be noted that substantive licence will only be issued to the universities if they are adjudged as being well governed after three years of probation following their respective performance and growth,”

The minister represented by JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede noted that prior to the approval; Nigeria had 164 universities servicing a population of almost 200 million people.

In his remark, the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed said the newly universities presented with licences have been under scrutiny in the last 16years and had gone through stringent assessments leading to the final approval by the Federal Executive Council

He said with the new varsities making the total number of universities 169 is still inadequate to meet with the nation’s annual demand for access to university education.