Efio-Ita Nyok|3 November 2016
On Wednesday, 2nd November the Federal Government of Nigeria approved the operation a private university in Cross River State.
Arthur Jarvis University, an Akpabuyo-based private tertiary institution was granted approval at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held at the council chamber of Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, who briefed State House correspondents, said the ministry “submitted a memo seeking approval for eight private universities after recommendation by the NUC”
He said the eight approved universities include Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos; Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River; Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia; Coal City University, Enugu; Crown Hill University, Kwara; Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo; Kola Daisy University, also in Ibadan; and Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State.
Mr. Onwuka said the new universities, including Arthur Jarvis University, were given three years provisional license.
He also said all the new universities are to be mentored by older ones.
Arthur Jarvis University will be mentored by the University of Calabar.
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