I want to draw your attention to the complete list of illegal universities in Nigeria to prevent you from ruining your future by studying in these universities.

These universities are not recognised by the National Universities Commission, NUC which is a government agency promoting quality higher education in Nigeria and saddled with the responsibility of granting approval for all academic programmes run in Nigerian universities and granting approval for the establishment of all higher educational institutions offering degree programmes in the country.

The list contains 58 illegal universities operating in Nigeria.

The universities have not been licensed by NUC and were shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education.

Certificates obtained from these institutions will not be recognised for the purposes of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, employment and further studies.

The list has been arranged alphabetically for easy referencing.

List of illegal universities in Nigeria

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

The following eight universities are currently undergoing investigation for illegally running degree programmes. Don’t apply for degree programmes there yet.

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

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