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 by the council today.
The twenty new universities will be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth.
With this development, the total number of private universities in the country has risen to 99.
The public universities on the other hand have a total number of 91. With Federal universities is 43 in number while the State owned universities is 48 in number.