The Federal Government has approved the establishment of six new private universities in the country.
The decision was reached at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa , Abuja .
The Minister of Education , Adamu Adamu , briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo .
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on an official visit to Kano State.
Adamu listed the newly -approved private universities to include Admiralty University, Ibusa , Delta State; Spiritan University , Nneochi , Abia ; Precious Cornerstone University , Ibadan ; Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt; Atiba University , Oyo State ; and Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences , Lagos .