NUC: List of Illegal Universities | Approved Post-Graduate Schools in Nigeria | Universities Approved to run Part-Time in Nigeria


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After graduation many graduates seek the best universities in Nigeria or outside the country for their post-graduate programmes. However not all universities in Nigeria have approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the Masters ‘and Ph.D. levels in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Universities Commission released a public notice in 2012 stating that all qualification and awards obtained from all un-approved universities will not be recognize.

Therefore, all graduate should ensure that the register for their Masters’ and Ph.D. programme in approved universities in Nigeria.
List of universities in Nigeria that are approved by NUC to award degrees in Masters and Ph.D

 Federal Universities in Nigeria, With Approved Post-Graduate Programmes
1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
3. Bayero University, Kano
4. Federal University of Technology, Akure
5. Federal University of Technology, Minna
6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
7. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
9. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
10. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
14. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
15. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
16. University of Benin, Benin City
17. University of Calabar, Calabar
18. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
19. University of llorin, llorin
20. University of Jos, Jos
21. University of Lagos, Akoka
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

State Universities in Nigeria, With Approved Post-Graduate Programmes
1. Abia State University, Uturu
2. Adamawa State University, Mubi
3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
5. Anambra State University, Uli
6. Benue State University, Makurdi
7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
8. Delta State University, Abraka
9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
10. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
11. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
12. Imo State University, Owerri
13. Kogi State University, Anyigba
14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
15. Lagos State University, Ojo
16. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
17. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island
18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
19. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
20. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
21. Gombe State University, Gombe

Private Universities in Nigeria, With Approved Post-Graduate Programmes
1. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
2. American University of Nigeria, Yola
3. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
5. Bowen University, Iwo
6. Covenant University, Ota
7. Igbinedion University, Okada
8. Pan-African University, Lekki
9. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
10. Caleb University, Lagos
11. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State


List of Universities Approved to run Part-Time Programme by NUC
There are 36 universities in Nigeria that are approved by NUC to run part-time programmes and Sandwich courses.

A. Federal Universities in Nigeria, With Approved Part-Time Programmes
1. University of Lagos
2. University of Port Harcourt
3. University of Calabar
4. University of Benin
5. University of Abuja
6. University of Uyo
7. University of Jos
8. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife
9. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
10. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
11. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
12. Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


B. State Universities in Nigeria, With Approved Part-Time Programmes
1. Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State
2. Cross River State University, Calabar, Cross River State
3. Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State
4. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State
5. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
6. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State
7. Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu State
8. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State
9. Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt
10. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Eboyi State
11. Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
12. Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
13. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
14. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, Ondo State
15. Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State
16. Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State
17. Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State

C. Private Universities in Nigeria, With Approved Part-Time Programmes
1. Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
2. Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State
3. Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State
4. Lead City university, Ibadan, Oyo State
5. Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State
6. Benson Idahosa University, Benin – City, Edo State

7. Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Ondo State




List of Illegal/Un-approved University in Nigeria

The National University Commission also published a list of unlicensed universities that were operating in Nigeria and also cautioned parents/guarding and prospective students from enrolling in such university, stating that any certificate obtained from such university will not be recognized for the purpose of NYSC and Employment in Nigeria.

The NUC made it clear that such higher institutions and their degrees are not recognized in Nigeria and anyone who decides to continue with his/her programme there, does so at his/her risk.
  • University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  • Christians of Charity American University of Science & 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 & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  • Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses
  • Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  • Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
  • Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses
  • Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue 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 Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  • Tiu International University, 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
  • Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
  • Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  • Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its 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
  • Leadway University, Ughelli, 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, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  • Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere 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 & Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus) 53 career Light Resources Centre, Jos
  • University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT
  • Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State


2 comments:

  1. hello....plz, do u know the names of universities in USA or abroad which Houdegbe HNAUB is affiliated to, for further studies . Thanx

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  2. plz, i know that jbcseminary inc. do exist but is it registered?

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