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NUC Releases List of Illegal Universities In Nigeria 2021

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.

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NUC List of All Illegal Universities Operating In Nigeria

  1. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses

  2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses

    1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  3. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  4. Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses

  5. Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  6. Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses

  7. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses

  8. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses

  9. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.

  10. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses

  11. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses

  12. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Pleateu State or any of its other campuses

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

  14. Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria

  15. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria

  16. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria

  17. London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria

  18. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria

  19. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria

  20. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria

  21. Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria

  22. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus

  23. Western University, Esie Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria

  24. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  25. EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre

  26. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  27. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  28. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria

  29. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

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

  31. Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria

  32. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria

  33. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State

  34. Open International University, Akure

  35. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo

  36. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State

  37. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja

  38. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State

  39. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State

  40. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja

  41. Temple University, Abuja

  42. Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria

  43. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State

  44. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.

  45. University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria

  46. Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria

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

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

  49. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos

  50. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)

  51. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos

  52. University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT

  53. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State

  54. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna

  55. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State

  56. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria

  57. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos

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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.

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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.

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