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Nigerian Government releases list of over 37 illegal universities in Nigeria [FULL LIST]

The Nigerian government has released a list of at least 37 illegal universities operating in the country.

Chris Maiyaki, the Acting Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday.

According to him, arrests have been made in conjunction with security operatives.

Maiyaki stressed that the Department of State Services was involved in the clampdown on illegal institutions.

The NUC secretary urged parents to check the commission’s website for illegal and legal varsities in Nigeria so that their wards don’t fail victims of fraud.


The NUC statement comes following the suspension of degree certificates from two francophone West African countries after an undercover journalist detailed how he acquired a degree from a university in Benin Republic under two months and was deployed for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.


Consequently, the federal government blacklisted 18 universities from Benin Republic and Togo.

Also, the government on Wednesday hinted at plans to extend sanctions on universities from Uganda, Kenya, Niger Republic and other African countries.

Full list of illegal universities below:




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