2020 Updated List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria


We have witnessed a sudden rise in the number of new Nigerian Universities this past decade. This development has reduced the number of students seeking for University education. However, some of these insitutions have not been accredited by NUC and should not be considered as a University.

Any certificate awarded by such institution is considered useless and cannot be used for NYSC, Employment or further studies. Some of these institutions include:

  1. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any other campus
  2. Christiansof Charity American University of Science & Technology, Nkpor, Anambra
  3. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state
  4. Blacksmith University, Awka
  5. . United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State
  6. RoyalUniversity, Izhia, Abakaliki Ebonyi
  7. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State
  8. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State
  9. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State.
  10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
  11. The International University, Missouri USA, Lagos, and Kano study centers.
  12. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State
  13. Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  14. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere within Nigeria
  15. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere within 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

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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

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.


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