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List of Approved and illegal Degree Awarding Universities in Nigeria 2014


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THE Nigeria School Team wishes to inform the general public, and most especially parents and prospective undergraduate students that the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria has released a list of approved Universities and illegal degree awarding Universities in Nigeria:

You can find the List of Approved Universities in Nigeria as well as List of Illegal Institutions in Nigeria update 2014.

 

LIST OF APPROVED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

 

FEDERAL STATE PRIVATE
S/N Institutions Year Est. S/N Institutions Year Est. S/N Institutions Year Est.
1 University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1948 1 Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt 1979 1 Babcock University, Ilishan Remo 1999
2 University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1960 2 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 1980 2 Madonna University, Okija 1999
3 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1962 3 Abia State University, Uturu 1981 3 Igbinedion University, Okada 1999
4 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1962 4 Enugu State University of Science & Tech., Enugu 1982 4 Bowen University, Iwo 2001
5 University of Lagos, Lagos 1962 5 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye 1982 5 Covenant University, Ota 2002
6 University of Benin, Benin City 1970 6 Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (formerly University of Ado-Ekiti) 1982 6 Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos 2002
7 Bayero University, Kano 1975 7 Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos 1983 7 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 2002
8 University of Calabar, Calabar 1975 8 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso 1990 8 American University of Nigeria, Yola 2003
9 University of Ilorin, Ilorin 1975 9 Imo State University, Owerri 1992 9 Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State 2005
10 University of Jos, Jos 1975 10 Benue State University, Makurdi 1992 10 Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo 2005
11 University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri 1975 11 Delta State University, Abraka 1992 11 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005
12 Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto 1975 12 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko 1999 12 Caritas University, Amorji-Nke, Enugu 2005
13 University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt 1975 13 Kogi State University, Anyigba 1999 13 CETEP City University, Lagos 2005
14 Federal University of Technology, Owerri 1980 14 Niger-Delta University, Yenagoa 2000 14 Bingham University, Auta-Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa State 2005
15 Federal University of Technology, Akure 1981 15 Anambra State University, Uli 2000 15 Katsina University, Katsina 2005
16 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 1981 16 Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil 2000 16 Renaissance University, Enugu 2005
17 Federal University of Technology, Minna 1982 17 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000 17 Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State 2005
18 Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 1985 18 Nasarawa State University, Keffi 2002 18 Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State 2005
19 University of Abuja,  Abuja 1988 19 Adamawa State University, Mubi 2002 19 Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State 2005
20 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 1988 20 Gombe State University, Gombe 2004 20 Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee University) 2005
21 University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1988 21 Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2004 21 Crescent University, Abeokuta 2005
22 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 1988 22 Cross River University of Technology, Calabar 2004 22 Novena University, Ogume, Delta State 2005
23 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 1992 23 Plateau State University, Bokkos 2005 23 University of Mkar, Mkar 2005
24 University of Uyo, Uyo 1991 24 Ondo State University of Technology, Okiti-Pupa 2008 24 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State 2006
25 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 1992 25 Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State 2005 25 Caleb University, Lagos 2007
26 National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos 2002 26 Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun 2005 26 Fountain University, Osogbo 2007
27 Fed. University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun 2007 27 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina 2006 27 Obong University, Obong Ntak 2007
28 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State 2011 28 Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu, Yobe State 2006 28 Salem University, Lokoja 2007
29 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State 2011 29 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero 2006 29 Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State 2007
30 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State 2011 30 Osun State University, Osogbo 2006 30 Veritas University, Abuja 2007
31 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State 2011 31 Taraba State University, Jalingo 2008 31 Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo 2007
32 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State 2011 32 Kwara State University, Ilorin 2009 32 Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State 2007
33 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State 2011 33 Sokoto State University, Sokoto 2009 33 The Achievers University, Owo 2007
34 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State 2011 34 Akwa-Ibom State University, Ikot Ikpaden 2010 34 African University of Science & Technology, Abuja 2007
35 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State 2011 35 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni 2010 35 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekitie, Ekiti State 2009
36 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State 2011 36 Bauchi State University, Gadau 2011 36 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State 2009
37 The Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State 2012 37 Northwest University, Kano 2012 37 Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja 2009
38 Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State 2013 38 The Technical University, Ibadan 2012 38 Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State 2009
39 Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State 2013 39 Jigawa State University, Kafin Hausa 2013 39 Paul University, Awka, Anambra State 2009
40 Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State 2013       40 Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, Rivers State 2009
            41 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State 2009
            42 Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State 2011
            43 Baze University, Abuja 2011
            44 Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State 2011
            45 Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State 2011
            46 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State 2012
            47 Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State 2012
            48 Gregory University, Uturu, Abia  State 2012
            49 McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State 2012
            50 Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State 2012

LIST OF UNIVERSITIES WITH APPROVED POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN NIGERIA

FEDERAL STATE PRIVATE
S/N Institutions S/N Institutions S/N Institutions
1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 1 Abia State University, Uturu 1  African University of Technology, Abuja
2 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2 Adamawa State University, Mubi 2 American University of Nigeria, Yola
3 Bayero University, Kano 3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko 3 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
4 Federal University of Technology, Akure 4 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 4 Benson Idahosa University,  Benin City
5 Federal University of Technology, Minna 5 Anambra State University, Uli 5 Bowen University,  Iwo
6 Federal University of Technology, Owerri 6 Benue State University, Makurdi 6 Covenant University,  Ota
7 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 7 Cross River University of Technology, Calabar 7 Igbinedion University,  Okada
8 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 8 Delta State University, Abraka 8 Pan-African University,  Lekki
9 National Open  University of Nigeria, Lagos 9 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 9 Redeemer’s  University,  Mowe, Ogun State
10 Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 10 Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti 10 Caleb University,  Lagos
11 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 11 Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu 11 Joseph Ayo Babalola University,  Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
12 Obafemi Awolowo  University, Ile-Ife 12 Imo State University, Owerri    
13 University of Abuja, Gwagwalada 13 Kogi State University, Anyigba    
14 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 14 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso    
15 University of Agriculture, Makurdi 15 Lagos State University, Ojo    
16 University of Benin, Benin City 16 Nasarawa State University, Keffi    
17 University of Calabar, Calabar 17 Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island    
18 University of Ibadan, Ibadan 18 Olabisi Onabanjo University,        Ago-Iwoye    
19 University of Ilorin, Ilorin 19 Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt    
20 University of Jos, Jos 20 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina    
21 University of Lagos, Akoka 21 Gombe State University, Gombe    
22 University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri        
23 University of Nigeria, Nsukka        
24 University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt        
25 University of Uyo, Uyo        
26 Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto        

LIST OF ILLEGAL DEGREE AWARDING INSTITUTIONS  (“DEGREE MILLS”) OPERATING IN NIGERIA

S/N Institutions S/N Institutions S/N Institutions
1 University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria 21 Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State  or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 41 Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
2 Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses 22 West African Christian University operating anywhere  in Nigeria 42 Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
3 University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses 23 Bolta University College, Aba or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 43 Temple University, Abuja
4 University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin  or any of its other campuses 24 IBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubillee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus 44 Irish University Business School London,  operating anywhere in Nigeria
5 Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses 25 Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 45 National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
6 Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 26 St. Andrew’s University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 46 University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road, Lagos
7 Royal University Izhia, P.O. 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses 27 EC – Council University,  USA, Ikeja Lagos study centre 47 University of Education, Winneba, Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
8 Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses 28 Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 48 Cape Coast University, Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
9 Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses 29 Concept College/University (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 49 African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria
10 United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses 30 Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 50 Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri study centre
11 United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses 31 Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 51 Evangel University of America & Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
12 Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses 32 Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 52 Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus)
13 UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses 33 Fifon University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 53 Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
14 Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses 34 Houdegbe North American University Campuses in Nigeria 54 University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT
15 The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos study centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria 35 Atlantic International University, Okija, Anambra State 55 Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State
16 Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere  in Nigeria 36 Open International University, Akure    
17 Tiu International University, UK, operating anywhere  in Nigeria 37 Middle Belt University(North Central University) Otukpo    
18 Pebbles University, UK, operating anywhere  in Nigeria 38 Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State    
19 London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere  in Nigeria 39 Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja    
20 Pilgrims University, operating anywhere  in Nigeria 40 Southend University, Ngwuro, Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State    

Meanwhile, in addition to the closure, the following Degree Mills are currently undergoing further investigations and/or ongoing court actions:

S/N Institutions S/N Institutions S/N Institutions
1 National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State 4 Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State 7 Volta University College, Aba, Abia State
2 North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State 5 West Coast University, Umuahia 8 Illegal Satelite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University
3 Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu 6 Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State    

 

Note: All the Jamb Candidates should take note of the illegal degree awarding Universities in Nigeria. You can spend all your years in school and ended up getting NO certificate.
A lot of people has suffered from this, learn from their examples.
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