The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof Adamu Abubakar Rasheed,
has disclosed that the commission will give
approval for the establishment of 150 additional
private universities in the next three years.
According to him, those calling that establishment
of universities should stop are ignorant as the
current 152 universities are not enough for a
population of over 150 million people.
He explained that Argentina’s population of about
44 million has 1705 universities while several
other developing counties with lesser population
than Nigeria has over 300 universities.
"Presently, 243 applications are being processed
for private universities, so in the next two to three
years, we will have about 150 private universities,”