According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), there are at least 67 illegitimate universities in Nigeria.





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Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the NUC’s Executive Secretary, posted the list on the commission’s official website.



Those who claim to be affiliates of international universities in the country are included on the list.



Institutions having “other campuses” are marked with “others,” while those “working anywhere in Nigeria” are marked with “anywhere.”



  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



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