The Most Complete List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria (2024 UPDATE)

List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has taken a firm stance against unlicensed universities operating in Nigeria. Under the leadership of Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, the NUC has closed down over 50 unlicensed institutions, often referred to as “degree mills,” for violating the Education (National Minimum Standards, etc.) Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.


These unlicensed universities pose a serious risk to students and their future prospects. Certificates obtained from these institutions will not be recognized for NYSC, employment, or further studies. Parents and prospective undergraduates are urged to be cautious and verify the accreditation of any institution before enrolling.

Here is a list of the illegal universities that have been closed down by the NUC:

  1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies
  2. Christians of Charity, American University of Science and Technology
  3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos
  4. University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin
  5. Blacksmith University
  6. Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
  7. Royal University of Izhia
  8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State
  9. United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State
  10. United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State
  11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State
  12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State
  13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State
  14. The International University, Missouri, USA
  15. Columbus University, UK
  16. Tiu International University, UK
  17. Pebbles University, UK
  18. London External Studies, UK
  19. Pilgrims University
  20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State
  21. West African Christian University
  22. Bolta University College, Aba
  23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University)
  24. Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State
  25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja
  26. EC-Council University, USA
  27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  28. Concept College/Universities (London), Ilorin
  29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja
  30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja
  31. Acada University, Akinlalu, and Oyo State
  32. Fifom University, Mbaise, and Imo State
  33. Houdegbe North American University
  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
  44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  46. University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana
  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic
  49. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri 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 Center, 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 the International Professional College of Administration, Science, and Technology Nigeria
  58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, Lagos
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Please share this information to protect others from falling victim to these illegal institutions. Always verify the accreditation of any university before enrolling to ensure a legitimate education.

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