The Federal government has granted provisional license to eight new universities across the country.
The Universities are Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos; Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River; Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia; Coal City University, Enugu; Crown Hill University, Kwara; Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo; Kola Daisy University, also in Ibadan; and Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State.
According to Premium times, the approval granted during the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, submitted a memo seeking approval for eight private universities after recommendation by the NUC. Onwuka added that the new universities were given three years provisional license.
He also said all the new universities are to be mentored older ones. 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.