Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the National University Commission (NUC) have started joint operations nationwide to crack down on illegal degree awarding institutions.
Chairman of ICPC/ NUC Task team, Professor Olu Aina, disclosed that there were 67 illegal institutions but 57 had so far been identified.
Forty one of them have operational addresses while others were without known fixed addresses.
On whether the ICPC and NUC would compensate students in the illegal universities, Aina said the students had no prerequisite qualifications before being admitted.
However, he said the NUC would “guide us appropriately”
Aina said in a statement: “The essence of this statement is to let you know that in keeping with its warning last week, ICPC has today Wednesday 15th May, 2013 commenced a nation-wide operation to seal the premises of identified illegal “Universities”, seize their properties, make arrests, and execute such other actions it deems fit.
“This action is the first in the series of implementing the outcome of an ongoing ICPC/NUC University System Study and Review, for which ICPC sort and obtained a Federal High Court Warrant to crack down on illegal degree-awarding mills.
“An Inter-Agency Task Team comprising of ICPC, the National Universities Commission, the Police and the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps will continue the exercise until all corrupt practices and impunity associated with the physical existence of such illegal institutions cease completely.
“We know it is a worldwide phenomenon which occurs wherever demand for educational or other services far outweigh supply but we are determined to eliminate it from critical sectors like education in Nigeria.
“Members of the public are advised to visit the NUC website for the list of these illegal degree-awarding institutions and centres. A lot of them do not have fixed addresses while some have become itinerant, changing locations continuously to beat the law.
“School proprietors and landlords, by this notice, are advised to be wary of lending or hiring out their premises for these “after-school- hours and weekend” institutions to avoid having their premises being sealed or seized.
“We solicit your cooperation and that of all well-meaning Nigerians, including Civil Societies, parents and prospective students to continue providing us with relevant information to help check corrupt activities that mortgage the future of our youths.
Below is the list of the illegal universities and addresses:
1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies
41, Ikorodu Road, Jibowu
2. Lagos Institute
(Illegally affliated to Olabisi Onabanjo University for degree awarding)
9, African Church Road
Agege Local Government
Director: Pastor Femi Majekodunmi
1 Ikorodu Road
Opposite Lord’s Club, Maryland
3. University of Carribean
22 Agbarho Street, Idi Iroko
Opposite Government College
4. University of Education
Nigeria Agency: Faculty Development Centre
(a) 39A Ayilara Street, Ojuelegba, Lagos.
(b) Federal College of Education (Tech), Akoka.
Royal Star College, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos.
5. Irish University Business School
Doseg International College,
Akin Mateola Street,
Off Okota Road, Apple Junction
Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
Promoter: Envoy consulting Limited
10, Calcutta Crescent, Apapa, Lagos.
6. Christ Message International University
174/178, Okota road, Isolo, Lagos.
7. University of Nigeria
(Illegal Degree Awarding Study Centre, Campaus)
(a) Ansar Udeen Grammer School, Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos
(b) Hanaco Plaza, 113 Ikorodu Road, Fadeyi, Lagos.
8. University of Ibadan
Agent: Quality Merchandise Associate
5, Emmanuel Kolawole Street, of Bajulaiye Street, Somolu,
(i) Bright Future College Somolu, Lagos.
(ii) St. Margaret, Comprehensive College, Agboju, Lagos
9. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho
Agent: Quality Merchandise Associates
(a) Bright Future College, Somolu, Lagos
(b) St. Margaret Comprehensive College, Agboju, Lagos.
(c) Victory College, Abule Onigbagbo, Ikeja
(d) Topmost College, 3 Ikorodu Road, Maryland, Lagos.
10. EC-Council University
No. 5, Babatola Deive
Off Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja
CEO: Tim Akano – 017901013
11. Halifax Gateway University
20 Aranle Street
12. Royal Institute Of Continuing Education
(Illegally running degree of AAU, Akungba Akoko)
70, Station Road
(Opposite Idowu Berber), Oshogbo
(a) Old chidred Boarding School, Oshogbo
(b) Fakunle Grammar School, Oshogbo
Contacts: Sanni – 08033950009
Gbenga – 08034896255
Bayo – 08067441426
1. Volta University College
No. 13, Okehie Street
Off Omenazu, by Emmanuel Anglican Church
Through Faulks Road, Aba.
2. Abia State University
(Illegal study Centre)
International Secondary School
3. Pilgrims university
5/7 Okpu Umuobo Road
(opposite Union Bank)
P.M.B. 8004, Umungasi, Aba
4. Triumphal university
Orumba North L.G.A. Anambra
07037923973 – 08066899631
Ukpor-uni & Obosi
Km 18, Osha/Owerri
Road, Ekwusigo LGA.
5. Atlanta International University
i/c Best Choice Consult Ltd.
21, Aguta Road, Opp. CKC, Okija
6. Christians of Charity
American University of Science and Technology
No. 2, Oshimili Street.
3rd Floor, Off old Enugu Road, Nkpor.
7. Richmond Open University
Abia State (under Litigation at Court of Appeal).
8. Rockvile University
Uburu, Ohaozara LGA
9. Royal University, Izhia
10. Urban university College of Nigeria
88, Afikpo Road
P.M.B. 1001, Abakaliki.
11. Luminar International Centre for Health and Alternative Medicine
(a) 16 Nkwubor Road, Enugu
(b) Ekpuinto Mgbowo Autonomour Community, Awgu, Enugu State.
12. Atlas University
Agent: Southland College of Technology
50 Zik Avenue
13. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University
No. 48, Keneth Street,
Agbani Road, Enugu.
Akwa Ibom State
1. Atlas University
Uko Eshiet Street,
Ikot Usoro, Oku
Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
2. Imo State University
(Illegal satellite Campus)
Lucia Group of Schools Okwe Asaba
The Campus Administrative office is at Ibusa Road
(Near Winners Church).
1. Atlanta University
CMML Secondary School
Ayamgba, Kogi State.
2. Samuel Ahmadu University
C/o Government Secondary School, Markurdi.
3. Irish Univesity Business School London
(Anchor: Lobi Business School
Ndupet shopping Plaza (last floor)
20, Old Otukpo Road
Katsina Ala Street Junction
High Level, Markudi
Benue state – 08062950366, 08036461281.
4. North Central University
KM4, Otukpo – Adoka Road, Otukpo, Benue state.
5. Concept College (London)
No. 15 Abdul Azeez Atta Road
Opposite B Division, Surulere, Ilorin.
6. Open University of Nigeria
C/o Notitia Tutorial Centre
No.5 Dar-es Salem Crescent
Off Aminu Kano Street
Coordinator: Larry James.
7. Temple University
Mazarene Children Academy
(raided in October 2010 and the proprietors are being tried at Karu Magistrate Court.
8. University of Applied Management, Germany
Agent: Dr. Martins Gyambrah
Cambridge College of Arts and Science
6 Ikole Street,
Off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Abuja.
9. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of Nigeria
No.4, Bujumbura Street
Off Libraville Crescent
Off Aminu Kanu Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja – 094820969.
10. Concept College London
100, Citec Villa Junction
11. Imo State University
Illegal Study & Degree-Awarding Centre
Garki Primary School
Behind UTC, Area 10, Abuja.
1. Houdegbe North America University
Pioneer School of Management
Airport Road Kano
Agent: Mr. Jibril – 07040044859
2. The International Universities (TIU)
Pioneer School of Management
Airport Road, Kano
Agent: Mr. Jibril – 07040044859
3. Mr. David Lornem
New Idea Management Consultant and
Open Learning Network
18/19 Ahmadu Bello Way
NNDC Building Kaduna
(in Court of Appeal).