Tt can be It is a very painful ordeal when students and parents fall victim to fake, un-accredited Private Universities in Nigeria.
This is usually because they have not done their due diligence to check up on the Accreditation standing of the intending university
Even if the University claims that they are registered, it is not enough word from them, it is expected on the part of the prospective student to check on their legal standing as claimed, it is not enough to have started registration as they usually tell a lot of their victims.
The big question is; have they been duly approved and licensed by the Nigerian government to operate as a degree-awarding institution in Nigeria?
You don’t want to fall a victim of an un-approved university, any tertiary institution or university that is yet to be duly approved by the government is considered illegal to operate, sadly for many students and parents, they would have committed a lot of years and resources before they come to realize that the private university does not have any legal backing from the Nigerian government.
They ended up having their education and investment forfeited and had to begin again, consider the wasted years and resources, so to avoid such occurrence, it is important to always check the accreditation details of any Private University before deciding to jump on their admission list.
For this reason, we have gone ahead to find out the current list of all approved Private Universities in Nigeria by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC), All of the private Universities on this flowing list are up to 79 government approved and registered Private Universities in Nigeria.
Accredited Private Universities in Nigeria 2020 (Complete List)
|S/N||PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES||YEAR EST.||WEBSITE||VICE CHANCELLOR|
|1||Achievers University, Owo||2007||http://www.achievers.edu.ng||Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi|
|2||Adeleke University, Ede||2011||http://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Samuel E Alao|
|3||Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State||2009||http://www.abuad.edu.ng||Professor M.O Ajisafe|
|4||African University of Science & Technology, Abuja||2007||http://aust.edu.ng||Professor Kingston Nyamapfene|
|5||Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan||2005||http://www.acu.edu.ng||Prof. Dapo F Asaju|
|6||Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin||2005||https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng||Professor Taofeek Ibrahim|
|7||Al-Qalam University, Katsina||2005||http://www.auk.edu.ng||Prof. Shehu G. Ado|
|8||American University of Nigeria, Yola||2003||http://www.aun.edu.ng||Dr. Dawn Dekle|
|9||Augustine University||2015||http://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami|
|10||Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo||1999||http://www.babcock.edu.ng||Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo|
|11||Baze University||2011||http://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Tahir Mamman|
|12||Bells University of Technology, Otta||2005||http://www.bellsuniversity.edu.ng/||Professor Jeremiah Ojediran|
|13||Benson Idahosa University, Benin City||2002||https://www.biu.edu.ng/||Prof. Sam Guobadia|
|14||Bingham University, New Karu||2005||http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng||Prof. William Barnabas Qurix|
|15||Bowen University, Iwo||2001||http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org||Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo|
|16||Caleb University, Lagos||2007||http://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng||Professor Ayandiji D Aina|
|17||Caritas University, Enugu||2005||http://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/||Professor Vincent C. Okore|
|18||Chrisland University||2015||http://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng||Prof (Mrs) Chinedum Peace Babalola|
|19||Covenant University Ota||2002||http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Aderemi A Atayero|
|20||Crawford University Igbesa||2005||http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi|
|21||Crescent University||2005||http://www.crescent-university.edu.ng||Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila|
|22||Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo||2015||http://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro|
|23||Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin||2012||http://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Olukayode O. Amund|
|24||Evangel University, Akaeze||2012||http://www.evangeluniversity.edu.ng||Prof. I U Kalu|
|25||Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo||2007||http://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Usman Abdullateef|
|26||Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State||2009||http://www.gouni.edu.ng||Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke|
|27||Gregory University, Uturu||2012||http://www.gregoryuniversity.com||Prof. M O E Iwuala|
|28||Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun||2015||http://www.hallmark.edu.ng||Prof. Segun Odunola|
|29||Hezekiah University, Umudi||2015||http://hezekiah.edu.ng/||Prof. Enoch Ajunwa|
|30||Igbinedion University Okada||1999||http://www.iuokada.edu.ng||Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye|
|31||Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji||2006||http://www.jabu.edu.ng||Professor Sola Fajana|
|32||Kings University, Ode Omu||2015||http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Diran Famurewa|
|33||Kwararafa University, Wukari||2005||http://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng||Professor Yakubu A Ochefu|
|34||Landmark University, Omu-Aran.||2011||http://www.lmu.edu.ng||Professor Adeniyi Olayanju|
|35||Lead City University, Ibadan||2005||http://www.lcu.edu.ng||Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo|
|36||Madonna University, Okija||1999||http://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Chucks E. Ezedum|
|37||Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo||2012||http://www.mcu.edu.ng||Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade|
|38||Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University||2015||http://mciu.edu.ng/||Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape|
|39||Mountain Top University||2015||http://www.mtu.edu.ng||Prof Elijah Ayolabi|
|40||Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja||2009||http://www.ntnu.edu.ng||Professor Huseyin Sert|
|41||Novena University, Ogume||2005||http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng||Prof Chris Aniche Okoroafor|
|42||Obong University, Obong Ntak||2007||http://www.obonguniversity.net||Professor Udouda M Ekanemesang|
|43||Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State||2009||http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke|
|44||Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos||2002||http://www.pau.edu.ng||Professor Juan Manuel Elegido|
|45||Paul University, Awka – Anambra State||2009||http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng||Professor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe|
|46||Redeemer’s University, Ede||2005||http://www.run.edu.ng||Professor Anthony Enisan Akinlo|
|47||Renaissance University, Enugu||2005||http://www.rnu.edu.ng||Prof. C C Onochie|
|48||Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State||2009||http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng||Professor O. C. Onwudike|
|49||Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom||2015||http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Celestine A Ntuen|
|50||Salem University, Lokoja||2007||http://www.salemuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. (Mrs) Dorcas Oluwade|
|51||Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.||2011||http://www.sau.edu.ng||Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan|
|52||Southwestern University, Oku Owa||2012||http://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun|
|53||Summit University||2015||http://www.summituniversity.edu.ng||Prof. H O B Oloyede|
|54||Tansian University, Umunya||2007||http://tansianuniversity.edu.ng/||Professor Obioma Matthew Iheduru|
|55||University of Mkar, Mkar||2005||http://www.unimkar.edu.ng||Prof. Iorwese D Gernah|
|56||Veritas University, Abuja||2007||http://www.veritas.edu.ng||Prof. Michael Kwanashie|
|57||Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State||2009||http://www.wellspringuniversity.net||Professor F E Obi Ikediugwu|
|58||Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo||2007||http://www.wusto.edu.ng||Professor Olu Aderounmu|
|59||Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State||2007||http://wdu.edu.ng||Prof. (Mrs) Olete Okobiah|
|60||Christopher University Mowe||2015||http://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Friday Ndubuisi|
|61||Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State||2016||http://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Kolade Ayorinde|
|62||Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State||2016||http://www.aul.edu.ng/||Prof. J O Afolayan|
|63||Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State||2016||http://www.dui.edu.ng/||Prof. Anthony Akinwole|
|64||Legacy University, Okija Anambra State||2016||http://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Moses Nkem Chendo|
|65||Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State||2016||http://www.arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng/||Prof. Julian Osuji|
|66||Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State||2016||http://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng/||Prof John Adesiji Olorunmaiye|
|67||Coal City University Enugu State||2016||Prof. Malachy Ike Okwueze|
|68||Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State||2016||http://www.clifforduni.edu.ng/||Prof. Chimezie A Omeonu|
|69||Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State||2017||http://www.adun.edu.ng|
|70||Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State||2017||http://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng||Prof. Remy Onyewuenyi|
|71||Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo||2017||http://www.pcu.edu.ng||Prof. Julius Kolawole Oloke|
|72||PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt||2017||http://www.pums.edu.ng||Prof. Michael Diejomaoh|
|73||Atiba University Oyo||2017|
|74||Eko University of Medical & Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos State||2017||http://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng||Professor Muheez Alani Durosinmi|
|75||Skyline University, Kano||2018||http://www.sun.edu.ng||Professor Sudhakar Kota|
|76||Greenfield University, Kaduna||2019||http://www.gfu.edu.ng|
|77||Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State||2019||http://www.dominionuniversity.edu.ng/|
|78||Trinity University Ogun State||2019|
|79||Westland University Iwo, Osun State||2019|
Get to Know a few of them…
Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State Nigeria is a private institution established in 2007 and accredited by the National Universities Commission.
The main campus of the university c KM 1 ldasen/Uteh Road, Owo. You can reach out to the university on this hotline 0703 847 7064. Vice-Chancellor of the university is Engineer Professor T. S. Ibiyemi
Adeleke University is one of the privately-owned universities in Nigeria located at Ede-Osogbo Rd, Ede, Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
The university was founded in 2011 by who is the president of the institution. The slogan of the institution is Education, Excellence And Character.
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
Afe Babalola University professed to be a non-profit privately managed university located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
It was founded by the renowned lawyer and philanthropist, Afe Babalola, in 2009. The institution has more than 7500 students and the current Chancellor is Afe Babalola while the administrative officer of the University (vice-chancellor) is Prof M.O Ajisafe.
African University of Science and Technology
African University of Science and Technology (AUST) established in 2007 is a Pan-African institution with main campus at Airport Rd, Galadimawa, Abu.
The university is one of the fruits of Nelson Mandela’s vision to propagate technical education in Africa. The university has less than 500 students and the principal officer is unknown.
Ajayi Crowther University
Ajayi Crowther University is also known as ACU is a private university located Oke-Ebo, Oyo and overseen by Professor Dapo Folorunsho Asaju.
The university was established in 2005 and her mantra as Scientia Probitas, Knowledge with Probity.
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
Al-Hikmah University is one of the few Islamic universities in Nigeria, the university which was founded It was founded in 2005 and has her main campus in Adeta Rd, Ilorin Nigeria.
The Principal admin officer of the institution is Professor Muhammed Taofeek Olalekan Ibrahim. The university is established, managed and funded by AbdulRaeem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation AROIF based in Nigeria and Jeddah.
Al-Qalam University, Katsina
Al-qalam University is the second Muslim University on our list and the first private Islamic institution in Nigeria established in 2005.
It is located in Katsina, Katsina State, this university was formerly known as Katsina University and is located in Dutsinma Road, Katsina State, Nigeria.
American University of Nigeria, Yola
If you want the American Style of Education and you’re are ready to part with the cost, then this may be the right place for you.
The university is located at 98 Lamido Zubairu Way, Wuro Hausa 640101, Yola and charged above 2 million Naira in tuition fees.
Don’t be surprised to know that it was established in 2004 by former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The Presiding officer of the institution is Dawn Dekle.
Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
WDU, as is popularly called, is established after licensing in 2007. The main campus of the university is located at Benin-Warri Expressway. The principal officer of the University is Professor Mrs. O. C. Okobiah.
Christopher University Mowe
Christopher University is a government approved and privately managed university located in Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Ibokun Aro, Mowe, Ogun State. The University was established in 2015. The principal officer of the university is Professor Friday Nwankwo Ndubuisi
Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
Kola Daisi University as the name implies was founded in 2011 by late Chief Kola Daisi who was a lawyer and businessman.
The institution which was founded in M 18, Ibadan-Oyo Express Road, Ibadan is now managed by the Kola Daisi foundation and has one of the largest numbers of students in Nigeria with more than 2600 students.
Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
Anchor University is a Privately managed University owned by the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Nigeria. The university was established by the Popular Preacher Pastor W. F. Kumuyi in 2014 The Principal officer of the university is Vice-Chancellor & Professor Afolayan Joseph Olasehinde.
Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
If you ply well Lagos- Ibadan Expressway then you must have come across this university, the university is funded and managed by the Dominican Order. International The Principal officer of the university is Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Professor Anthony Akinwale.
Legacy University is located in Okija Anambra state and was founded in 1984 as College of Agriculture, due to new regulations about the establishment of private universities in Nigeria, the management of the University later changed to Legacy University as a privately owned institution and was later approved in 2016 to operate fully in Nigeria.
Arthur Javis University
Arthur Javis University is located at Brigadier Dan Archibong Drive, Ikot Effanga Akpabuyo, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, the university is one of Nigeria’s reputable private higher institution producing high-quality graduates in the country.
The Principal admin officer of the university is Prof. Ani Essien Nkang who was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University on April 4, 2018, while the Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis Unversity is ir Arthur Jarvis Archibong.
Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
Crown Hill University is located at Eiyenkorin, Illorin, Kwara State. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution is Professor Deboye O. Kolawole while the chancellor is His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
Coal City University Enugu State
Coal City University can be found at the heart of Enugu city, as a private, co-educational university the university has two campuses — one at Emene and the other at Achi St, Independence Layout, Enugu occupying a massive 432 acres of land.
The principal officer of the university is Vice-Chancellor & Malachy Ikechukwu Okwueze, Ph.D. Professor of Religion, Culture, and Development.
Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
Clifford University is a private Christian co-educational higher institution founded in 2013 managed and overseen by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria.
The location of the main campus of the university is at Ihie, Abia State, Nigeria.
In 2016 it got approved by the Government to operate fully as a private institution within the country. The principal Admin officer and Vice-Chancellor is Professor Chimezie Omeonu.
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