Except stated by the National Universities Commission (NUC), below is the list of Illegal Universities in Nigeria 2021.
Note; illegal University simply implies that the university does not have an accreditation from the NUC.
As such, students are advised not to apply to any of such schools until they are approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Why Are these Universities Illegal?
Like we have established up there, an illegal University is any University that operates in Nigeria without accreditation from the National Universities Commission of Nigeria (NUC) it those whose accreditation has been withdrawn.
According to the universities guidelines in Nigeria as established by NUC, universities that do not meet the NUC academic criteria are never to be approved.
Meanwhile, universities that have been previously approved but do not maintain the NUC academic standard may have their accreditation withdrawn at any time.
So whether a university is yet to be approved by NUC or has loosed its accreditation, such a university is illegal.
List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria
The following are the names of illegal universities in Nigeria as of the time of filing this information:
- Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
- Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses
- Any branch of University of Accountancy and Management Studies
- University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
- Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
- West African Union University, in collaboration with the 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, EgbeIkotun, Lagos
- University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses
- United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses
- Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
- United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
- UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses
- London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses
- Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
- The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
- Western University, EsieKwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
- Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses
- Atlas University, IkotUdosoUko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- The National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
- 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, NgwuroEgeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
- Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
- Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
- University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.
- The University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
- Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Owerri study centre
- The 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
- West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
- The Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State.
Disclaimer; The universities listed above are the illegal universities in Nigeria at the time of filing this information.
To our best knowledge, there may be changes to this list anytime and we shall continue to update it often.