2022 Updated List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria Closed Down by NUC

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Through the National Universities Commission (NUC), the federal government has released the 2022 updated list of illegal universities that have been closed down in Nigeria.

The list is contained in the NUC’s bulletin released on Monday, September 12, and sighted by Theabusites.com.

List of 58 Illegal Universities in Nigeria
The NUC, under the leadership of Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, closed down over 50 unlicensed universities in Nigeria. Photo credit: National Universities Commission Source: Facebook page

The commission urged the members of the public, especially parents and prospective undergraduates, that the listed universities are not licensed by the federal government.

The illegal universities also referred to as degree mills, were closed down for violating the Education (National Minimum Standards, etc.) Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

List of illegal universities closed down by NUC

  1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  2. Christians of Charity American University of Science & 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 & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  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. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses
  14. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  15. Collumbus 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 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
  24. Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
  25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  26. EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre.
  27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its 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 campuses in Nigeria
  31. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
  32. Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its 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 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 Ikorodu Road, Lagos
  46. University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  49. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.
  50. Evangel University of America & 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 Iselo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe-Ikotun, Lagos
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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 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 patronizes 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 NYSC, employment, and further studies

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

*This list of illegal institutions is not exhaustive.


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