Degree Certificates Racketeering: FG to look into 107 private universities (FULL LIST)

Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman

On Tuesday, January 9, the federal government began an investigation into degree racketeering at domestic and international private institutions through the Federal Ministry of Education.

Within eight weeks, an interministerial committee consisting of seven members would look at the claims.

The review of the role played by any ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) or their representatives in facilitating the identification and acquisition of forged certificates in question was ordered by Prof. Tahir Mamman, Minister of Education.

Among the committee’s members are Yusuf Tuggar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, the Minister of Youths, and Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The committee’s primary mandate is a review of private universities founded during the last 15 years.

The main objective is to evaluate if these institutions have the requisite staff (full-time, contract, adjunct, visiting, and other types), the right administrative structures, the essential facilities, and enough finance for their programmes.

Periodically, the National Universities Commission (NUC) holds accreditation exercises; nevertheless, the purpose of this extra inspection is to make sure that certain requirements are met.

Nigeria currently has a total of 147 private universities, as indicated on the NUC website.

Checks by the Nation reveals that 107 of these private universities were established within the last 15 years.

Here is a full list of 107 private universities to be investigated by the federal government.

1. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

2. Baze University, FCT Abuja

3. Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State

4. Glorious Vision University (formerly Samuel Adegboyega University), Ogwa, Edo State

5. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State

6. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

7. Southwestern University, Oku Owa, Ogun State

8. Evangel University, Ebonyi State

9. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

10. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State

11. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State

12. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State

13. Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State

14. Kings University Ode-Omu, Osun State

15. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State

16. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State

17. Summit University, Offa, Kwara State

18. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State

19. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State

20. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State

21. Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State

22. Clifford University, Abia State

23. Coal City University, Enugu state

24. Ojaja University, Ilorin, Kwara state

25. Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State

26. Kola Daisi University., Ibadan, Oyo State

27. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State

28. Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia State

31. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

32. Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State

33. Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos

34. Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano, Kano State

35. Greenfield University, Kasarami-Kaduna, Kaduna State

36. Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State

38. Westland University, Iwo, Osun State

39. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa-Ibom State

40. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State

41. Maranatha University, Lekki, Lagos State

42. Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State

43.AL-Istigama University, Sumaila, Kano State

45. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State

46. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State

47. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State

48. Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State

49. James Hope University, Lekki, Lagos state

50. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State

51. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State

52. Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State

53. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State

54. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State

55. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State

56. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja

57. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State

58. ANAN University, Kwall, Plateau State

59. Pen Resource University, Gombe, Gombe State

60.Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno

61. Margaret Lawrence University, Galilee, Delta State

62. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano, Kano State

63. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State

64. Baba-Ahmed University, Kano, Kano State

66. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State

67. Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State

68. Newgate University, Minna, Niger State

69. European University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT

70. Northwest University, Sokoto, Sokoto State

71. Rayhaan University, Kebbi State

73. Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo State

74. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

75. Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia State

76. Maduka University, Ekwegbe, Enugu State

77. Peaceland University, Enugu, Enugu State

78. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State

80. Azman University, Kano, Kano State

81. Huda University, Gusau, Zamfara State

82. Franco British International University, Kaduna, Kaduna State

83. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT

84. Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT

85. Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-ljebu, Ogun State

87. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State

88.Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State

89. Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Rivers State

90. Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti State

91. University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra State

92. Elrazi University of Medical Sciences, Kano Kano State

94 Shanahan University, Onitsha, Anambra State

95. Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River State

96. Mercy Medical University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun State

97.Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, FCT

98. Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto State

99. West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State

101. Prime University, Abuja, FCT

102. El-Amin University, Niger State

103. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna, Kaduna State

104. Jewel University, Gombe, Gombe State

105. Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos State

106. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT

107. Al-Bayan University, Kogi state