NUC shuts down 58 Illegal Universities (See List)

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has closed down not less 58 Universities operating illegally across some states of the federation.

The Commission, in it’s Bulletin for the Month of March 2020 by it’s Executive Secretary Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, explained that the Institutions violated the education law by not obtaining licence from the Federal Government before commence operation.

Below is the list of the Universities:

1) University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in
anywhere in Nigeria. Nigeria.
2) Christians of Charity American University of Science & Nasarawa State.
Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
3) University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road,
4) University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Lagos.
Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
5) Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses Nigeria.
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 Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
8) Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other Centre.
campuses
9) United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of Academic, Lagos
its other campuses.
10) United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any Campus)
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
13) Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State
any of its other campuses International Professional College of Administration, Science and
14) The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Technology Nigeria, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
15) Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria 165 Iselo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe-Ikotun, Lagos.
16) Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
17) Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria` In addition to the closure, the following Degree Mills are currently
18) London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria. undergoing further investigations and/or ongoing court actions.
19) Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria. of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and
20) Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its charges on subscribers.
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 For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any
28) Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk.
campuses in Nigeria Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognised for the
29) Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in purposes of NYSC, employment, and further studies.
30) Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in The relevant Law enforcement agencies have also been informed for their Nigeria further necessary action.
31) Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in
Nigeria.
32) Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses
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,

42) Temple University, Abuja
43) Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in
anywhere in Nigeria. Nigeria.
44) National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
45) University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe,
agos – Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road,
46) University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in
47) Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
48) African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou,
49) Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study
50) Evangel University of America & Chudick Management
51) Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko
52) Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
53) University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT other campuses.
54) Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State
55) Kaduna Business School, Kaduna campuses.
56) Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
57) West African Union University, in Collaboration with any of its other campuses International Professional College of Administration, Science and
58) Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University.

The commission also disclosed that 9 other illegal universities are currently undergoing investigation and court actions. Among which are:

1) National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State
2) North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State
3) Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu Campus
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.

NUC however warned the public to desist from patronising the listed institutions.

“For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any of its 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.

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

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