58 List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria [UPDATED]

The National University Commission (NUC) has listed 58 illegal universities in Nigeria. They have also listed nine other universities currently under investigation.

For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronizes or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk.

Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognized purposes of NYSC, employment, and further studies.

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  1. List of Approved State Universities in Nigeria.
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  3. List of Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria.
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  5. Approved Universities to Run Postgraduate Programmes

Illegal Universities in Nigeria.

The illegal universities are listed as follows:

  1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
  3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
  4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  5. Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses
  6. Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  7. Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
  8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses
  9. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses
  10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
  11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses
  12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses
  13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses
  14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centers or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  15. Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  16. Tiu International University, the UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  17. Pebbles University, the UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  18. London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  19. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  21. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  22. Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
  24. Western University, Esie Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  26. EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
  27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  31. Acadia University, Akinlalu Oyo state or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  32. Film University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
  34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State
  35. Open International University, Akure
  36. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
  37. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State
  38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
  39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
  40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
  41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
  42. Temple University, Abuja
  43. Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  44. The National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.
  46. The University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, the Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
  49. Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Owerri study center
  50. The Evangel University of America and Chuck Management Academic, Lagos
  51. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
  52. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
  53. University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
  54. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
  55. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
  56. The Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
  57. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria
  58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos

Universities Undergoing Investigation.

The commission also released eight universities currently undergoing investigation for illegally running degree programs. The purpose of the investigation is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.

The eight universities are:

  1. National Universities of Nigeria, Keffi, Nassarawa State.
  2. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue state.
  3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University.
  4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia state.
  5. West Coast University, Umuahia.
  6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti state.
  7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia state.
  8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University.
  9. L.I.F.E Leadership University, Benin City, Edo State.

The relevant Law enforcement agencies have also been informed for their Nigeria further necessary action.

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