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FG Approves Naval University In Ibusa, Other Five New Private Universities

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An Admiralty University to be run by the Nigerian Navy was among the six new private universities approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.

The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu
Adamu, announced this while briefing the State House Press Corps at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

According to him, the approvals are a result of the memo submitted to FEC by the ministry.

He said the universities were Admiralty
University in Ibusa, Delta state, owned by the Naval Holding Company, Spiritan University in Nneochi, Abia state and Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan.

Also approved are PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Atibe University in Oyo town, Oyo State and Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Lagos.

Adamu said more applications were received by the ministry which would later present them to the Council for approval.

The minister said that FEC had directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) to look into the quality of courses offered by new and existing universities in the country.

According to him, government will withdraw the registration of any university that fails to met the standard set for courses being offered.

Agency reports say the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, also spoke on the recent visits by President Muhammadu Buhari to Cote d’Ivoire and Jordan.

He said that the Abidjan meeting involved top AU and EU nations and Heads of State who discussed on investing in the youth and sustainable development.

“There was a joint Africa Union – European Union declaration made, condemning the issues of slavery in Libya and an agreement for the two regions to put together a force to
address slavery and human trafficking in the country.”

He said both the EU and AU agreed to
cooperate and address the challenges the two regions were facing with regards to the migration.

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