JUST IN: Federal Government bans foreign Universities operating in Nigeria •SEE FULL LIST

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The federal government has suspended the evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from the Republic of Benin and Togo, respectively.

The Federal Ministry of Education made the announcement today.

The Ministry noted that its decision followed an undercover investigation conducted by a Nigerian online platform that exposed the activity of a degree mill in Cotonou.

According to the investigation, the investigative reporter bagged a degree from Cotonou University within six weeks and also participated in the mandatory one-year scheme organised by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.


Here is a list of foreign universities banned by the National Universities Commission, according to data from the website of the NUC.

1. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.

2. Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.

3. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centers; or any of its campuses in Nigeria.


4. Collumbus University, UK operates anywhere in Nigeria.

5. Tiu International University, UK operates anywhere in Nigeria.

6. Pebbles University, UK operates anywhere in Nigeria.

7. London External Studies UK operates anywhere in Nigeria.

8. Pilgrims University operates anywhere in Nigeria.

9. West African Christian University operates anywhere in Nigeria.

10. EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre.

11. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

12. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria.

13. Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

14. University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

15. Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

16. African University Cooperative Development, Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

17. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.

18. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos.


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