The National Universities Commission has warned that only 58 of the universities in Nigeria have approval to run postgraduate programmes
Only fifty-eight(58) Nigerian universities have approved post-graduate programmes according to a list recently published the National Universities Commission (NUC) in its bulletin.
According to the NUC, it is concerned that some universities are running illegal postgraduate programmes.
"The National Universities Commission (NUC) has observed with great concern that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved postgraduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees.
"The Commission has also observed that some Parastatals and Institutes are awarding these same Postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliations with Nigerian and foreign Universities. Such practices are not only unethical, but also antithetical to time-tested quality assurance best practices."
It warned that "qualifications/awards resulting therefrom are not recognized."
Here are the universities that have approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the Masters’ and Ph.D levels in Nigeria:
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Bayero University, Kano
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Minna
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
University of Agriculture, Makurdi
University of Benin, Benin City
University of Calabar, Calabar
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
University of llorin, llorin
University of Jos, Jos
University of Lagos, Akoka
University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
University of Uyo, Uyo
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Abia State University, Uturu
Adamawa State University, Mubi
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Anambra State University, Uli
Benue State University, Makurdi
Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
Delta State University, Abraka
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
Imo State University, Owerri
Kogi State University, Anyigba
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
Lagos State University, Ojo.
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
Gombe State University, Gombe
African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
American University of Nigeria, Yola
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
Bowen University, Iwo
Covenant University, Ota
Igbinedion University, Okada
Pan-African University, Lekki
Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
Caleb University, Lagos
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
The NUC added that only postgraduate certificates from the listed universities are "valid for employment, further studies and other purposes."
It also provided contact details for the verification of programmes and certificate.