See 67 illegal universities in Nigeria as listed by NUC






The National Universities Commission (NUC) has published a list of 67 illegal universities in Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, signed a public notice on the NUC website.

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

Note that, Institutions with "other campuses" have "others" as a suffix, while those with "operating anywhere in Nigeria" have "anywhere" as a suffix.


1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies

2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra (& others)

3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos (& others)

4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin (& others)

5. Blacksmith University, Awka (& others)

6. Volta University College, Volta Region, Ghana (& others)

7. Royal University, Izhia in Abakaliki, Ebonyi (& others)

8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi (& others)

9. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo (& others)

10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra (& others)

11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue (& others)

12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers (& others)

13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau (& others)

14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos (& others)

15. Collumbus University, UK (anywhere)

16. Tiu International University, UK (anywhere)

17. Pebbles University, UK (anywhere)

18. London External Studies, UK (anywhere)

19. Pilgrims University (anywhere)

20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue (& others)

21. West African Christian University (anywhere)

22. Bolta University College, Aba (& others)

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

24. Western University, Esie, Kwara (& others)

25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja (& others)

26. EC-Council USA, Ikeja, Lagos Study Centre

27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko in Uyo, Akwa Ibom (& others)

28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin (& others)

29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja (& others)

30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja (& others)

31. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo (& others)

32. Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo (& others)

33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria

34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra

35. Open International University, Akure

36. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo

37. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta

38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja

39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers

40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu

41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja

42. Temple University, Abuja

43. Irish University Business School, London (anywhere)

44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa

45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe

46. University of Education, Wenneba, Ghana (anywhere)

47. Cape Coast University, Ghana (anywhere)

48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic

49. Pacific Western University, Denver – Colorado, Owerri

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

54. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom




55. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna

56. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger

57. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology (anywhere)

58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos

Others are undergoing additional investigations/court actions, according to the NUC, in order to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees/charges.

1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa

2. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue

3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu

4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia

5. West Coast University, Umuahia

6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti

7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia

8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University

9. L.I.F.E. Leadership University, Benin, Edo

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