By Salim Yunusa
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has released the official list of 58 fake universities operating in Nigeria at the moment.
This comes as the commission also disclosed that it was investigating eight other universities for running illegal degree programs in the country.
To this end, it has warned people seeking admission into universities against patronizing any of the institutions, saying doing such action would be at their risks as certificates obtained from them will not give them the opportunity to serve in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, or employment in the country
Below is a full list of the 58 fake universities operating in Nigeria.
University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, or any of its other campuses
University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, or any of it’s other campuses in Nigeria
Blacksmith University, Akwa, or any of its other campuses
Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, or any of its other campuses
Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses
United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State, or any of its other campuses
United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State, or any of its other campuses.
Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State, or any of its other campuses
UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State, or any of its other campuses
Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State, or any of its other campuses
The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
Tiu International University, the UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria
JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
Western University, Esie Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in
Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State
Open International University, Akure
Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State
Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
Temple University, Abuja
Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway
and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.
University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Owerri study centre
Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
Career Light Resources centre, Jos.
University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State.
Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of
Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria
Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos
The commission also said eight universities are currently undergoing investigation for illegally running degree programs.The eight universities are:
National Universities of Nigeria, Keffi, Nassarawa State.
North Central University, Otukpo, Benue state.
Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University.
Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia state.
West Coast University, Umuahia.
Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti state.
Volta University College, Aba, Abia state.
Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University.
It warned: “For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any certificate from
any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk. ”
According to NUC, appropriate law enforcement agencies have been informed for necessary action against the universities.