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Buhari Approves 20 New Private Universities

The Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved the establishment of 20 new private universities across Nigeria.

The memo sent from the Ministry of Education was approved on Wednesday.

The twenty new private universities will be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth.

With the development, the total number of private universities in the country has risen to 99.

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