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Masters? PhD? Beware! NUC List Of Nigerian Universities With Approved Postgraduate Programmes

The National Universities Commission has warned that only 58 of the universities in Nigeria have approval to run postgraduate programmes

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National Universities Commission (NUC)

Professor Julius A. Okojie, OON, the Executive Secretary of the NUC play

Professor Julius A. Okojie, OON, the Executive Secretary of the NUC

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:


  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

  3. Bayero University, Kano

  4. Federal University of Technology, Akure

  5. Federal University of Technology, Minna

  6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

  7. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

  8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

  9. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.

  10. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna

  11. Nnamdi  Azikiwe University, Awka

  12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

  13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

  14. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

  15. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

  16. University of Benin, Benin City

  17. University of Calabar, Calabar

  18. University of Ibadan, Ibadan

  19. University of llorin, llorin

  20. University of Jos, Jos

  21. University of Lagos, Akoka

  22. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri

  23. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

  24. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

  25. University of Uyo, Uyo

  26. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


  1. Abia State University, Uturu

  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi

  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko

  4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

  5. Anambra State University, Uli

  6. Benue State University, Makurdi

  7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar

  8. Delta State University, Abraka

  9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

  10. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

  11. Enugu State University of  Science and Technology, Enugu

  12. Imo State University, Owerri

  13. Kogi State University, Anyigba

  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

  15. Lagos State University, Ojo.

  16. Nasarawa State University, Keffi

  17. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island

  18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

  19. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt

  20. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

  21. Gombe State University, Gombe


  1. African University of Science and Technology,  Abuja

  2. American University of Nigeria, Yola

  3. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

  4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

  5. Bowen University, Iwo

  6. Covenant University, Ota

  7. Igbinedion University, Okada

  8. Pan-African University, Lekki

  9. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State

  10. Caleb University, Lagos

  11. 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.

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