NUC approved federal, state & private Universities for Postgraduate


NUC list of approved federal, state and private Universities for Post-graduate programme

The National Universities Commission, NUC has released a full list of approved post-graduate awarding private, State and Federal institutions in the country.

The list was released to the public through a bulletin signed by the NUC Executive Secretary and dated 14th May, it was made known in the list that Nigeria has one hundred and sixty-two (162) Universities in which 41 are Federal, 47 are state and 74 are private Universities.

26 out of 41 Federal owned Universities were approved and 25 out of 47 State-owned Universities were approved, while 18 Universities out of 74 privately owned were approved.

NUC said the aim of releasing the list is to notify the general public on the qualified institutions which are licensed to carry out the Programme and award of the Post-graduate degrees at the Masters and Ph.D. levels in the country since 30th July 2012.

“The commission said it observed some parastatals and institutes are awarding these same postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliation with Nigerian and foreign universities.”

National Universities Commission is hereby, urging all the Labour employers, institutions and other stakeholders in the country to accept Post-graduate Certificates issued by only institutions in the approved list.


Below is the full list of NUC approved Postgraduate Awarding Federal, State, and Private Institutions

NUC Approved Federal Universities
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauBauchi.
Ahmodu Bello University, Zaria.
Bayero University, Kano.
Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa.
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
University of Abuja, Gwagwalada.
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
University of Benin, Benin City.
University of Calabar, Calabar.
University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
University of Ilorin, Ilorin.
University of Jos, Jos.
University of Lagos, Akoko.
University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt.
University of Uyo, Uyo.
Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.
NUC Approved State Universities
Abia State University, Uturu .
Adamawa State University, Mubi.
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
Anambra University, Uli.
Benue State University, Makurdi.
Cross River University of Technology, Calabar.
Delta State University, Abraka.
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.
Imo State University, Owerri.
Kogi State University, Anyigba.
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
Lagos State University, Ojo.
Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island.
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye.
Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina.
Gombe State University, Gombe.
Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai.
Kano State University of Science and Technology.
Kebbi State University of Science and Technology.
Kwara State University, Malete.
NUC Approved Private Universities
African University of Science and Technology, Abuja.
American University of Nigeria, Yola.
Babcock University, Ilishan Remo.
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.
Bowen University, Iwo.
Covenant University, Ota.
Igbiniedo University, Okada.
Pan-African University, Lekki.
Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State.
Caleb University, Lagos.
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji.
Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja.
Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc. Only).
University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc. Only).
Madona University, Okija.
Al-hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc. Only).
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike , Enugu state.

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