NUC Approved Universities for Postgraduate Programs in Nigeria

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NUC Approved Universities for Postgraduate Programs in Nigeria

National Universities Commission, NUC List of Approved Federal, State Private Universities to Run / Offer Postgraduate Programmes in Nigeria.

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.

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Such practices are not only unethical, but also antithetical to time-tested quality assurance best practices. The qualifications/awards resulting therefrom are not recognized.

Commission hereby notifies the general public that only the following
universities have approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the
Masters and Ph.D levels in Nigeria, as of 25thJune 2018:

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Federal Universities


  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
  27. Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Katsina
  28. Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti
  29. Alex Ekweme Federal University
  30. Air-Force Institute of Technology Kaduna


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State Universities


  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu 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. Gombe State University
  13. Imo State University, Owerri
  14. Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil
  15. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero
  16. Kwara State University Malete
  17. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  18. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  19. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
  20. Lagos State University, Ojo.
  21. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  22. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  23. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  24. Osun State University Oshogbo
  25. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
  26. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode
  27. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
  28. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai


Private Universities


  1. Achievers University, Owo
  2. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  4. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  5. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc only)
  6. Al-qalam University, Kastina
  7. American University of Nigeria, Yola
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Baze University, Abuja
  10. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  11. Bells University of Technology, Ota
  12. Bowen University, Iwo
  13. Caleb University, Lagos
  14. Covenant University, Ota
  15. Crawford University, Igbessa
  16. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  17. Fountain University, Osogbo
  18. Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu
  19. Igbinedion University, Okada
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
  21. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  22. Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc only)
  23. Madonna University, Okija
  24. Novena University, Ogume
  25. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  26. Oduduwa University Ipetumodu
  27. Pan-African University, Lekki
  28. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
  29. Salem University, Lokoja
  30. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc only)

Employers of labour, educational institutions and other stakeholders are to note that only certificates issued by these universities, for their approved programmes, are valid for employment, further studies and other purposes.

When in doubt about the status of any programme or certificate, the National Universities Commission should be contacted through and the following telephone numbers: 08027455412, 07054407741, 08067787753, 07039254081 and 07082024412 (FAX)

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