Recently there was a little shake up in the education sector, Tertiary institutions, universities precisely as regards the growing number of universities illegally coming up without going through the proper approval and due process to be taken requesting for license for running a university or satellite campuses.
Not many are aware of the psychological trauma students go through after all the years of trying to gain admission and at the tail end of your degree programme, your course is tagged as an unaccredited or your university is termed illegal by the NUC which automatically means your degree certificate is null and void and of no effect. So from time to time, NUC’s team go visiting all universities operating with the country without approval and bring the info to the general public to be cautious of.
In order not to be caught in this, candidates or applicants are advised to confirm via NUC official website the list of all licensed and legal universities and their satellite campuses operating in the country.
Back to the crux of the matter on hand, the Nigerian University Commission has released the list of fake/illegal universities and campuses operating in Nigeria and to many, the number is quite alarming. A whooping 58 universities and satellite campuses are operating without license and NUC has just published the list to inform the genera public against attending or purchasing these school forms as anyone who does so does it at his or her own peril.
The list of the aforementioned fake universities operating currently in Nigeria includes some private universities from all 36 states in Nigeria and as for the state and Federal Universities, it is their satellite campuses that were termed illegal.
Parents and Guidance, all O’level students and interested applicants are to take note of this important information.
Below is the drop down list of all illegal/fake universities operating within the four walls of the country.
NUC List of All Illegal Universities Operating In Nigeria
- University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
- University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses
Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses
United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses
United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses
UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses
Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Pleateu State or any of its other campuses
The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria
JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
Western University, Esie Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses 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
Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state 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
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
Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Oweri study centre
Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria
Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos
Other Universities suspected to be illegal that are running degree programmes without license and being under investigation by the Nigerian Universities Commission can be seen below:
The 8 (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) Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University
8) Volta University College, Aba, Abia state.
The above universities are the current list of schools not advisable to apply for in JAMB. They are running programmes not accredited by the NUC and therefore pose as risks to current students and prospective applicants. Kindly share this information via the social media platforms at your disposal.
If you have any question or reservation as regards the list of illegal and fake universities currently operating in Nigeria as published by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) kindly get back to us via the comment section below and we shall in no time give a feed back.