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Full list of embattled 107 private varsities unveiled



By Stephen Asaba-se

The president Tinubu lead administration through the Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday, January 9, launched an investigation into degree racketeering in foreign and local private universities.

Congress gathered that a seven-member inter-ministerial committee would investigate the allegations within eight weeks.

Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, mandated it to review the role of any ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) or their officials in the facilitation of the recognition and procurement of fake certificates in question.

The committee includes members such as the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Minister of Youths, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, among others.

One of the committee’s key terms of reference is to examine private universities established in the last 15 years.

The focus is on assessing whether these institutions have the required facilities, appropriate management structures, adequate funding for programs, and the necessary staff (full-time, contract, adjunct, visiting, among other types).

The National Universities Commission (NUC) periodically conducts accreditation exercises, but this additional scrutiny aims to ensure compliance with specific criteria.

Nigeria currently has a total of 147 private universities, as indicated on the NUC website.

Checks by the Nation reveals that 107 of these private universities were established within the last 15 years.

See the full list of 107 private universities to be investigated by the federal government.

  1. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  2. Baze University, FCT Abuja
  3. Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State
  4. Glorious Vision University (formerly Samuel Adegboyega University), Ogwa, Edo State
  5. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
  6. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  7. Southwestern University, Oku Owa, Ogun State
  8. Evangel University, Ebonyi State
  9. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  10. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State
  11. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  12. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
  13. Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State
  14. Kings University Ode-Omu, Osun State
  15. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  16. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
  17. Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
  18. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  19. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  20. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State
  21. Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State
  22. Clifford University, Abia State
  23. Coal City University, Enugu state
  24. Ojaja University, Ilorin, Kwara state
  25. Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  26. Kola Daisi University., Ibadan, Oyo State
  27. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State
  28. Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia State
  29. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  30. Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State
  31. Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos
  32. Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
  33. Greenfield University, Kasarami-Kaduna, Kaduna State
  34. Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  35. Westland University, Iwo, Osun State
  36. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa-Ibom State
  37. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
  38. Maranatha University, Lekki, Lagos State
  39. Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State

43.AL-Istigama University, Sumaila, Kano State

  1. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
  2. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
  3. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
  4. Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  5. James Hope University, Lekki, Lagos state
  6. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
  7. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
  8. Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State
  9. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State
  10. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
  11. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
  12. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
  13. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
  14. ANAN University, Kwall, Plateau State
  15. Pen Resource University, Gombe, Gombe State

60.Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno

  1. Margaret Lawrence University, Galilee, Delta State
  2. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano, Kano State
  3. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State
  4. Baba-Ahmed University, Kano, Kano State
  5. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State
  6. Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State
  7. Newgate University, Minna, Niger State
  8. European University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT
  9. Northwest University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
  10. Rayhaan University, Kebbi State
  11. Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo State
  12. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
  13. Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia State
  14. Maduka University, Ekwegbe, Enugu State
  15. Peaceland University, Enugu, Enugu State
  16. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State
  17. Azman University, Kano, Kano State
  18. Huda University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  19. Franco British International University, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  20. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT
  21. Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT
  22. Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-ljebu, Ogun State
  23. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State

88.Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State

  1. Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Rivers State
  2. Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti State
  3. University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra State
  4. Elrazi University of Medical Sciences, Kano Kano State

94 Shanahan University, Onitsha, Anambra State

  1. Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River State
  2. Mercy Medical University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun State

97.Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, FCT

  1. Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
  2. West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  3. Prime University, Abuja, FCT
  4. El-Amin University, Niger State
  5. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  6. Jewel University, Gombe, Gombe State
  7. Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos State
  8. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT
  9. Al-Bayan University, Kogi state
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