NUC names 67 illegal universities in Nigeria [Full list]

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.

In the list below, institutions that have ‘other campuses’ are indicated with “others”; those ‘operating anywhere in Nigeria’ have “anywhere” as 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)

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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

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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


The NUC confirmed that others are undergoing further investigations/court actions in a bid 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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