The National Universities Commission (NUC) has published a comprehensive list of all approved federal, state and private universities in Nigeria.
This is contained in the NUC bulletin published on Monday 18th October.
The list shows that Nigeria currently has 45 federal universities, 54 state universities and 99 private universities, for a total of 198.
The list of 198 approved Nigerian universities:
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List of Federal, State and Private Universities Approved to Hold Postgraduate Programs
In another report, the NUC published the list of federal, state and private universities authorized to run postgraduate programs, i.e. masters and doctorates.
The list was published on the official website of the commission. The NUC has expressed concern that some universities across the country offer unapproved postgraduate programs.
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He added that some institutes award postgraduate degrees, either alone or through unapproved affiliations with Nigerian and foreign universities.
12 Nigerian universities licensed to operate distance education centers
Likewise, the NUC has published the list of Nigerian universities authorized to operate distance education centers.
The commission, in a bulletin published on Monday, September 20, also said that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), which has 72 study / resource centers across the country, is currently the only open university approved in the country. Nigeria.
There are around 12 universities that have NUC approval to operate distance education centers.
Universities, polytechnics and colleges established by the Buhari administration
Meanwhile, since taking office in 2015, the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the creation of 30 new higher education institutions, according to a report by the Daily Trust.
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Among the new higher education institutions created by the Buhari government are 11 universities, 10 polytechnics and nine educational colleges.
Amid the creation of new higher education institutions, the public is concerned about the low funding of existing institutions as well as inadequate budget allocations to the education sector.
21-year-old is Covenant University’s top student after achieving a perfect 5.0 GPA
In other news, a 21-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Ewerechukwu Favor Asaka has become Covenant University’s top graduate student.
In a video shared on YouTube, Covenant University held its 16th graduation ceremony on Friday, October 22, in which 216 students were awarded first-class degrees.
Ewerechukwu, who earned a degree in computer science, was the major of the 2020/2021 academic session. The young woman is the second student to achieve a perfect GPA of 5.0 after Motunrayo Ajia, who graduated from the Department of Petroleum Engineering in the 2018/2019 academic session.