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FULL LIST: 58 illegal degree-awarding Universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has identified at least fifty-eight (58) illegal universities operating in Nigeria.

The names include those who claim to be affiliates of foreign universities in the country.

Also, nine degree mills are currently undergoing further investigations and/or court actions.

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The development comes following the suspension of degree certificates from two francophone West African countries after an undercover journalist detailed how he acquired a degree from a university in Benin Republic under two months and was deployed for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

In the list below, institutions that have ‘other campuses’ are indicated with “others”; those ‘operating anywhere in Nigeria’ have “anywhere” as suffix. They are 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, Pleateu State or any of its other campuses

  14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  15. Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria

  16. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria

  17. Pebbles University, 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. Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  32. Filfom 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. 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. University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria

  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria

  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria

  49. Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Oweri study centre

  50. Evangel University of America and Chudick 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. 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
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  58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos

In addition to the closure, the following Degree Mills are currently undergoing further investigations and/or ongoing court actions. The purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.

  1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State

  2. North Central University, Otukpo. Benue State

  3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu

  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

For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises 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 recognised for the purposes of NYSC, employment, and further studies.

The relevant Law enforcement agencies are also been informed of their further necessary action.

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