Topfaith University In Akwa Ibom, 19 Private Varsities Get FG’s Approval

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Topfaith University, Mkpatak

Topfaith University, Mkpatak in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and 19 private universities in Nigeria have gotten the Federal Government’s nod to operate officially.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), Wednesday, approved the establishment of 20 new private universities in Nigeria at the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.


This brings to three the number of officially recognised private universities in Akwa Ibom State.


Others are Obong University in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area and Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene.

Dr. Emmanuel Abraham, an educationist and a retired bank manager, is the proprietor of Topfaith university.

The university is sited at a serene and conducive environment about 12km from Abak town, 14km from Ikot Ekpene town and about 23km from Uyo, the Capital City of Akwa Ibom State.

The approval followed a memo presented by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu during the weekly meeting of the Council on Wednesday.

Briefing journalists at the State House on the outcome of the meeting, Adamu said the approved universities will get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

He gave the names of the approved institutions as Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State; Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State; Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State; Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State, and Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State.

Others are Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State; Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State; Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State; NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State and Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State.

Also approved are James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State; Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State; Capital City University, Kano, Kano State; Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara State, and the University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State.

Others are Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State, Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State; Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja; Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State and Anan University, Kwall, Plateau State.

The minister said the 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licences to run for three years, ”while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth.”