The National Universities Commission published an updated list of Illegal Universities in Nigeria.
Many problems, such as inadequate budgetary allocation, insufficient or nonexistent standard instructional resources, and bad infrastructure, all contribute to Nigeria’s poor quality of education.
Fake universities are still a problem in the Nigerian education system, but during the past few years, the National Universities Commission, or NUC, has made a point of disclosing the names of these schools and adopting severe measures to ensure their closure.
The commission announced that the universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government of Nigeria and have been close down for breaching the national minimum standard for education.
Illegal Universities in Nigeria
The “Degree Mills” listed below are considered illegal by NUC.
- Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, or any of its other campuses
- University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, or any of its other campuses
- The University of Accountancy and Management Studies operates anywhere in Nigeria.
- JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
- Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State, or any of its other campuses
- Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State, or any of its other campuses
- United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State, or other campuses.
- Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
- Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State, or any of its other campuses
- Tiu International University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State, or any of its other campuses
- The International University, Missouri USA, Kano, and Lagos studies centers or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Pebbles University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos
- West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Bolta University College, Aba, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- Western University, Esie Kwara State, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating in Nigeria
- EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
- Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State, or any of its other campuses
- Blacksmith University, Akwa, or any of its other campuses
- Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- St. Andrews University College, Abuja, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo State, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
- Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State
- Open International University, Akure
- Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
- Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State
- Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
- Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
- Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
- Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
- Temple University, Abuja
- Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
- The University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.
- University of Education, Wenneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Oweri study center
- Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
- The Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
- The University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
- Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
- Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
- Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state, or any of its other campuses
- West African Union University, in collaboration with the International Professional College of Administration, Science, and Technology, Nigeria, operates anywhere in Nigeria.
In addition to being shut down, the under-listed universities are the subject of additional investigations and/or continuing legal proceedings.
These proceedings are being taken to sue the owners and reclaim unlawful subscription fees.
- Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu
- National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State
- Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State. Nigeria.
- Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University.
- West Coast University, Umuahia.
- North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State Campus
- Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.
- Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
It is important for prospective candidates and parents alike to be aware of this list of illegal degree-awarding universities.
The proponents of these illicit universities are committing crimes that we feel are worse than armed robbery.
In addition to destroying Nigeria’s educational future, they are endangering the interests of young Nigerians who want high-quality education.
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