10 Newest Private Universities in Nigeria


This article contains the list of 10 newest private universities in Nigeria; the years of their establishment, location and other information you need to know.

10 Newest Private Universities in Nigeria

10 Newest Private Universities in Nigeria

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  • Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta state

The Admiralty University of Nigeria was established in 2017 as a partnership between two entities- The Nigerian Navy Holdings (a subsidiary organization of the Nigerian Navy) and Hellenic Education Nigeria (a private consultancy firm)

The Admiralty University of Nigeria has a main campus located in Ibusa (Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State). The university also has another campus located at the existing site of the Nigerian Navy Engineering College, in Sapele (Sapele Local Government Area), Delta state.

Both campuses of Admiralty University are well developed and prepared for academic activities. The campus at Ibusa Campus houses the following faculties:

  • Faculties of Arts
  • Faculties of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences

The campus at Sapele houses the following faculties:

  • Faculties of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculties of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculties of Maritime Studies
  • Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Science


  • Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State

The Spiritan University was established by The Holy Ghost Congregation in the South East Province of Nigeria. The Holy Ghost Congregation (the proprietor of the school) decided to name the university after the religious order to which it belongs. The Spiritans which refer to The Congregation of the Holy Spirit is an international religious order in the Catholic Church founded in France on May 27, 1703.

The church applied for the establishment of the Spiritan University to be located in Abia State. This was in a bid to increase access to University education for the increasing population of youth in the country. On the 6th of December, 2017, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC) finally approved and licensed Spiritan University, Nneochi.

  • Precious Cornerstone University

Precious Cornerstone University (PCU) is a coeducational higher education institution. The idea of founding the Precious Cornerstone University was initiated and promoted by the Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke. The school has several founding members in its governing council. Precious Cornerstone University was established in 2017 as a private higher education institution and is located in the city of Ibadan, Oyo. Precious Cornerstone University was officially accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria in 2017. The school is licensed to offer courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several degrees of study. Precious Cornerstone University (PCU)  is formally affiliated with the Christian-Nondenominational religion.

  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences

PAMO University of Medical Sciences was founded in 2017 as a private higher education institution. The acronym (PAMO) stands for Peter and Mary Odili, the founders of the school. PAMO University of Medical Sciences is the first private Nigerian medical school and is located in the city of Port-Harcourt. The idea for the establishment of the PAMO University of Medical Sciences was birthed by its founder – Dr. Peter Otunuya Odili CON, a former Executive Governor of Rivers State. Dr. Peter Otunuya Odili is also the founder and chairman of the PAMO Clinics and Hospitals Group which has been in operation for nearly 40 years providing high-class medical care and services to residents and visitors of Port Harcourt and Rivers State. The university is starting with the faculty of basic medical sciences under which the following programs are offered: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Human nutrition and dietetics, Pharmacology and Physiology. The faculty of clinical sciences offers Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)

  • Atiba University, Oyo state

Atiba University was formally registered by the National Universities Commission (NUC) Abuja on the 6th of December, 2017. The school was offered its provisional license to operate as a private university on the 19th December. Atiba University is to be under the academic and administrative mentoring of Obafemi Awolowo University for a period of five years (probation). Obafemi Awolowo University is to provide expert advice in the academic and administrative aspect of running the school.

  • Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences (EkoUNIMED)

This is a specialized, privately owned, medical co-educational institution. The university offers courses in the following courses: Medicine and Surgery, Nursing Science, Dentistry and Dental Surgery including dental implants, and other medical-related courses as well as Information and Communication Technology.

  • Skyline University

Skyline University was established in 2018 as a private higher education institution. It is located in the large city of Kano, Nigeria. The establishment of Skyline University can be traced back to 1990 when its founders established the Skyline University College (SUC), at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • Greenfield University

The founders of Greenfield University have a long history of delivering quality education at the nursery, primary and secondary schools in Kaduna state. They then thought of using their capability to establish and run a university of their own. Greenfield was permitted to begin the establishment of the university in December 2013. The university was eventually issued its license on the 5th of February, 2019.

  • Dominion University

The founder of the Dominion University in Ibadan is the presiding bishop of Victory International Church, Bishop Taiwo Adelakun. The university was granted its license by the National Universities Commission in 2019.

  • Trinity University

The antecedent to founding the Trinity University was in 1995 when Trinity International College was established in Ogun state. Having been found successful in the educational sector at the secondary school level, the founders of Trinity College thought to establish the Trinity University. The university has a City Campus near Queens College at Yaba, Lagos state where students are expected to resume in April 2019 as well as a Main Campus at Ogun State which is expected to host other faculties in course of time.

  • Westland University

Westland University is a newly established Nigerian Private University offered its license in 2019. The university is located in Osun State.  The university is highly ICT–driven in order to tremendously contribute to higher education growth and development in Nigeria. The long history of Westland University can be traced to 1984, when the Proprietor of Westland University, Dr. Engr. Wole Adepoju, a structural Engineer graduate established the Cedarspring Technical Institute. Westand University offers courses in the following faculties: Basic sciences and Computing, Social and Management Sciences.


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