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).