Twenty new private universities have been given provisional license by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, issued the licenses to the private universities in Abuja on Thursday.
The approval brings the total number of private universities in Nigeria to 99.
The universities granted provisional licenses include:
Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
James Hope University, Lagos
Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano
Capital City University, Kano
Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara State
University of Offa, Kwara State
Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State
Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
ANAN University, Kwall, Plateau State