107 Private Universities to be investigated by FG’s Panel

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The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to look into the activities of private and foreign universities operating in Nigeria.

Some members of the committee are Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede; the Minister of Youths, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar among others.

The committee is expected to work with terms of reference which stated that private universities established in the last 15 years be investigated.

“Without prejudice to the periodic accreditation exercise of the NUC, examine whether or not private universities established in the last 15 years have in the place prescribed facilities, appropriate management structure, adequate funding of programmes, requisite staff (nature of staff-full time, contract, adjunct, visiting, other types),” the terms of reference read. Going by available record, Nigeria has a total of 147 private universities as listed on the website of the NUC. From the the dates of establishments of these universities, 107 of the private universities were established in the last 15 years. They are:


Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
Baze University, FCT Abuja
Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State
Glorious Vision University (formerly Samuel Adegboyega University), Ogwa, Edo State
McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
Southwestern University, Oku Owa, Ogun State
Evangel University, Ebonyi State
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State
Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State
Kings University Ode-Omu, Osun State
Michael & Cecilia Ibru University, Owhode, Delta State
Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwalbom State
Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State
Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State
Clifford University, Abia State
Coal City University, Enugu state
Ojaja University, Ilorin, Kwara state
Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State
Kola Daisi University., Ibadan, Oyo State
Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State
Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia State
Precious Cornerstone, Ibadan, Oyo State
PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State
Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos
Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
Greenfield University, Kasarami-Kaduna, Kaduna State
Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State
Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun State
Westland University, Iwo, Osun State
Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa-Ibom State
Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
Maranatha University, Lekki, Lagos State
Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
43.AL-Istigama University, Sumaila, Kano State

Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State
Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State
James Hope University, Lekki, Lagos state
Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State
Capital City University, Kano, Kano State
Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State
University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State
Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
ANAN University, Kwall, Plateau State
Pen Resource University, Gombe, Gombe State
Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno

Margaret Lawrence University, Galilee, Delta State

Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano, Kano State
Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State
Baba-Ahmed University, Kano, Kano State
Salsa University Of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto, Sokoto State
Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State
Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State
Newgate University, Minna, Niger State
European University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT
Northwest University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
Rayhaan University, Kebbi State
Muhammad Kamalud-Deen University, Ilorin, Kwara State
Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo State
Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia State
Maduka University, Ekwegbe, Enugu State
Peaceland University, Enugu, Enugu State
Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State
Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun State
Azman University, Kano, Kano State
Huda University, Gusau, Zamfara State
Franco British International University, Kaduna, Kaduna State
Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT
Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT
Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-ljebu, Ogun State
British Canadian University, Obudu, Cross River State
Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State
Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State

Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Rivers State
Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti State
University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra State
Elrazi University of Medical Sciences, Kano Kano State
Venite University, Iloro-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Shanahan University, Onitsha, Anambra State

Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River State
Mercy Medical University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun State
97.Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, FCT

Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State
Amaj University, Abuja, FCT
Prime University, Abuja, FCT
El-Amin University, Niger State
College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna, Kaduna State
Jewel University, Gombe, Gombe State
Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos State
Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT
Al-Bayan University, Kogi state

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