Fake Postgraduate Universities in West Africa: A Discovery


HTIB fake postgraduate UniversityMany Nigerians are seeking opportunities for a further education. This education, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of education is preferably gotten abroad. But with the high cost of postgraduate education in North America, Europe and Australia, there is a shift to small African countries.

Hundreds and thousands of Nigerians now study in Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo and Cameroon. While many of these univerities are legitimate and accredited, there are a handful of some that are simply certificate mills. Schools producing fake degrees.

Postgraduate Nigeria on HTIB Atlantis University

In a bid to serve our esteemed readers, Postgraduate Nigeria posted a list of accredited postgraduate institutions in Nigeria.

HTIB Atlantis

A reader sent a message, is HTIB Atlantis University, Togo accredited by NUC? While a simple response was given. This blog post will help in revealing many certificate and degree mills, especially the one in question.

First and foremost, the National Univerities Commission (NUC) is only authorised to accredit Nigerian universities. Every country has it own education regulator that sets standards for all levels of education.

If HTIB Atlantis University is accredited by the education regulator in Togo, then the degree would be authentic and surely acceptable by the NUC in Nigeria. After a thorough search, it was found that the body to accredit univerities in Togo is the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Togo (Ministry of Higher Education and Research of Togo).

According to UniRank, a world University ranking organisation, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in Togo has only accredited four univerities. These are Université de Lomé, Université Catholique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest – Unité Universitaire du Togo, Université de Kara and Université des Sciences et Technologies du Togo. None of the online sources showed the accreditation of HTIB Atlantis University.

Double Checking a Fake or Authentic Foreign Postgraduate University

One method to confirm the authenticity of an University is checking the alumni. The large pool of past students of a University is proof of their long standing work in academic study and research. Postgraduate Nigeria‘s search on LinkedIn showed very scanty information about the University. A few Nigerians showed they worked or currently working with the University. In fact, they look more like the the promoters and marketing agents of HTIB Atlantis University.

I sent a invite to name on LinkedIn, in hope of getting concrete information about this school. After at least two months, there has not been any response. On LinkedIn, HTIB Atlantis has no known a academic or professor.


Based on the research done, postgraduate Nigeria can say that HTIB Atlantis is not an accredited university of study. It is advised not to see admission into this institution.

This verdict is based on the extensive scan through the internet. All information presented here can be independently verified.

Dear readers, if you need to verify any university or admission. Drop your questions or observation in the comments.

65 Replies to “Fake Postgraduate Universities in West Africa: A Discovery”

      1. Hello Sir, kindly help confirm if IFatossi University is accredited to award a degree program. Thank you

  1. 12/07/2022
    Dear Mr. JOHN AYODELE,
    I applaud your good work. Had it been we’ve met before discorvering your page I should have been of immense assistance to your firm without charging a Kobo
    I refer to your publications, they are true about the only four (4) genuinely accredited Universities in Togo. But you couldn’t quote their UNESCO INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES (IAU) numbers. I’d like you to keep in touch with me so we meet one-on-one any time I arrive MM1 in Nigeria and we discuss at length whole I let you into more unaccredited / unrecognized higher institutions of learning globally. Till then. I say well done.
    Yours truly,
    Consultant Healthcare Research Scientists

    1. Thank you so much Prof. I appreciate your positive review.

      I will like to know more about the IAU numbers. Hopefully this article can be updated

  2. Good day Sir
    Kudos to the big job you do here
    A friend just told me about HTIB Atlantis university lome to study BSc nursing or pharmacy.
    Pls is it accredited

  3. Good day, please I need a response on this.
    Is HTIB ATLANTIS UNIVERSITY LOME TOGO accredited for undergraduate studies.

  4. Good day Mr John, pls is ESCT university of Benin republic accredited???

    Thank you for the good work…information is truly powerful…

  5. Can you give a proof that global wealth university is not accredited in Togo. A concrete proof and not just mere say. Thank you.

    1. What kind of proof do you call concrete? This is internet age. You can make further findings or travel to Togo to confirm

    2. But pardon me to say that goggle says it’s accredited…and they have produced thousands of student that has already went for youth service which I know of…if they’re not accredited how come they’re going for youth service here in Nigeria

  6. Please is Poma university Benin republic accredited by the republic of Benin universities regulatory body?

  7. But please sir is AIA American institute of Africa Togo also accredited in Nigeria because they claim to have had there accreditation from the ministry of education Nigeria and they convince student that they do go for nysc, please my question is does nysc determines the authentication of accredited schools or it does not concerns the nysc if the school is accredited or not?

  8. Good afternoon sir, please I’m planning on applying to st Louis Africa university Bénin republic but thank God I came across this site, please sir is the school accredited ?

    1. Onyinye, that school is not accredited. Don’t waste your money and time.

      These are the accredited universities and higher institutions in Benin Republic
      1. Abomey-Calavi University (Université d’Abomey-Calavi
      2. Adonaï Institute of Management Studies (Institut supé
      rieur de Management Adonaï)
      3. Advanced School of Economics and Management (Ecole
      supérieure d’Economie et de Gestion (ESEG))
      4. African University of Technology and Management
      (Université Africaine de Technologie etdeManagement
      5. Benin University of Science and Technology (Université
      des Sciences et Technologies du Bénin(USTB))
      6. Catholic University of Western Africa (Université
      Catholique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest)
      7. College of Surveying and Mapping (Ecole supérieure des
      Ingénieurs Géomètres Topographes (ESIGT))
      8. Higher Institute of Vocational Education (Institut supé
      rieur de Formation professionnelle(ISFOP))
      9. Houdegbe North American University Benin (HNAUB)
      10. International Polytechnic University of Benin (Université
      Polytechnique Internationale du Bénin (UPIB))
      11. Le Citoyen Polytechnic Institute (Institut Polytechnique
      Le Citoyen (IPC))
      12. Panafrican School of Applied Management (Ecole supé
      rieure panafricaine de Management appliqué(ESPAM-
      13. Parakou University (Université de Parakou (UP))
      14. Pigier Benin (Pigier Bénin)
      15. Protestant University of Western Africa (Université
      Protestante d’Afrique de l’Ouest (UPAO))
      16. School of Commerce and Management (Haute Ecole de
      Commerce et de Management(HECM))
      17. School of Management, Computer Science and Science
      (Ecole supérieure de Gestion, d’Informatiqueet des Sciences)
      18. University Institute of Benin (Institut universitaire du Bé
      nin (IUB))
      19. University of Applied Sciences and Management
      (Université des Sciences appliquées et duManagement
      20. Verechaguine A.K. School of Civil Engineering (Ecole sup
      érieure de Génie Civil Verechaguine (ESGCVAK))

      1. Good day sir, please I will like to confirm if ISTM UNIVERSITY TOGO is accredited this 2023 or have never been accepted.

        Thank you God bless

      2. Hello, please is Africa Institute of Science Administration and commercial studies-IAEC Togo accredited in Togo?

  9. Hello Sir, please I would like to know if the institution called Joint Professional Training and Support International Learning Center is accredited or affiliated with an accredited institution in Togo. The Nigerian Universities Commission has denied that it is in Nigeria and I need your help to clear things so that the students who are been told that the school is affiliated or registered in Togo might make a safe decision quickly.
    Thank you Sir

    1. Hello sir, that training center is not accredited for BSc or postgraduate degrees in Togo.

      Whatever affiliation with a university cannot be verified. Avoid it by all means. Thanks

    1. Please sir is global wealth university accredited in togo cus they have affiliate here in Nigeria called jpts … pls how genuine is the school

  10. Please sir is global wealth university accredited in togo cus they have affiliate here in Nigeria called jpts … pls how genuine is the school

  11. Good day sir, please I will like to confirm if ISTM UNIVERSITY is accredited this 2023 or have never been accepted.

    Thank you God bless

      1. Sir please what is your advice, should we go ahead with (JPTS) for those that have not started, and also what should those that have started do?

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