FEC Approves Establishment Of 20 New Private Universities


FEC Approves Establishment Of 20 New Private UniversitiesFederal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country.

The 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.

Also during the meeting, members observed a minute of silence for two cabinet members who died recently.

The former members are Alfa Wali and Tony Momoh.

Wali, a prominent Kano State indigene and former Minister of Agriculture, died on Monday, January 25, 2021. He also served as Permanent Secretary in many ministries, including the Ministry of Defence.

While, Momoh who was a veteran journalist and Minister of Information and Culture during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, died on February 1, 2020, at 82.

Read Also: Tony Momoh, Veteran Journalist, Former Minister Of Information, Is Dead

The minute of silence was observed just before the commencement of the weekly meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at Council Chambers of the State House.

The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu, as well as seven ministers physically, attended the meeting.

The ministers included Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, and Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

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