The Plateau State Government has commended the Federal Government for giving approval for the establishment of two private universities in the State.
The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Dan Manjang, gave the commendation on Wednesday after the State’s executive council meeting in Jos.
The two universities approved in Plateau State are: Karl-Kumm University, Vom and Anan University, Kwall.
DAILY POST had reported that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country.
They are 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.
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.
James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State; Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano State; Capital City University, Kano State; Ahman Pategi University, Kwara State, and University of Offa, Kwara State
The rest 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.
According to the Commissioner, the approval was due to the cordial relationship the State has with the Federal Government.
He also revealed that an approval was also recently received for the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Shendam Local Government.