LIST OF ILLEGAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA CLOSED DOWN BY NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) wishes to announce to the general public, especially parents and prospective undergraduates that the under-listed “Degree Mills” have not been licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and have, therefore, been closed down for violating the Education (National Minimum Standards etc.) Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. The ‘Universities” are;

  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.
  5. Blacksmith University Awka, 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, P.O. 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. St. Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses.
  14. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano, Lagos Study Centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
  15. Columbus 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 other campuses in Nigeria
  21. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  22. Bolta University College Aba or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus
  24. Westlan Univeersity, Esie, Kwara State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  26. EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja 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 other 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. Fifom 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. Leadway University, Ughelli, 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 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 Ed
  47. ucation, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  48. Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  49. African University Cooperative development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  50. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre
  51. Evangel University of America & Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
  52. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus)
  53. Career Light Resources centre, Jos
  54. University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT
  55. Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa Ibom State
  56. Kaduna Businesses School, Kaduna
  57. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Nigr Delta
  58. West Africa Union University in Collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology Nigeria, operating anywhere in Nigeria.


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, Otuko, Benue State
  3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu
  4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu Abia State
  5. West Coastal University, Umuahia
  6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State
  7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia State
  8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli Unversity

For the avoidance of doubt, anbody 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 recognized for the purpose of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), employment, and further studies.

The relevant Law enforcement agencies have also been informed for their further necessary actions.

*This list of illegal institutions are not exhaustive.

Source: Executive Secretary of National University Commission is the Annoucer

List of Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria – View Here

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List of Approved Private Universities in Nigeria – View Here

List of Illegal Universities Closed Down by NUC – View Here

List of Universities With Approved Postgraduate Programmes In Nigeria

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