By Adebayo Williams
The Federal Government has approved eight new private universities to be established across the country. The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, told State House Correspondents that the approval was granted at the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the council chamber of the Presidential Chamber, Abuja. He said the eight approved universities include Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos; Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo Uiversity, Calabar, Cross River; Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia; Coal City University, Enugu; Crown Hill University, Kwara; Dominican University, Ibadan; Kola Daisy University, Ibadan and Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State.
Onwuka said the universities, which have been given three years provisional license, will be mentored by the older institutions. He said 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 while Legacy University, Okija, will be mentored by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.