The federal government has presented operational licences to the 37 newly approved private universities in the country.

The presentation of the licences was carried out by the National Universities Commission, NUC, at its headquarters in Abuja taking the private universities operating in the country to 147.

according to the Executive Secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed the country now has a total of 264 universities, noting that investment in tertiary education was a requirement for human capital development in Nigeria.

Recall that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, had on May 15,2023, approved the registration of 37 private universities in Nigeria.

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