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Top 10 best polytechnics in Nigeria

polytechnics-nigeriaThe main objectives of polytechnics is not only limited to giving technical and vocational education and training. Polytechnic education also plays an important role in economy and industrial development of the country. Polytechnics offer certificates ranging from National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND) and advance professional Diploma.

There has been a great increase in the number of students who applied for this second tier of higher institution because of demand by businesses for diploma degree holders.

Although having a diploma is a good thing to do but getting the qualification from a reputable polytechnic should not be underrated.

However in choosing a federal or private polytechnic in Nigeria, the good reputation of the school, the moral standard and facilities should be put into consideration as this will enhance the quality of the knowledge during the cause of the Diploma program.

So if you’re having problem with the decision of which polytechnic to get your Diploma Degree from, here below is a well-detailed review of the 10 best polytechnics in Nigeria.

10.  Federal Polytechnic Oko

The Federal Polytechnic Oko is located in Oko town in Orumba North Local Government of Anambra state. It  was approved by the Anambra State Government in 1979 as a College of Arts and Science.

Federal Polytechnic Oko is one of the most preferred institutions in the south eastern part of Nigeria and has experienced an increase in the number of applicants annually because of moral, disciplinary and educational value possessed by both teaching and non-teaching staff. The institution has a serene academic environment, with new buildings and academic facilities been upgraded over the decades.

The institution has its main campus located at Oko with two other campuses at Ufuma and Atani respectively.

9. Federal Polytechnic  Ilaro

The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro which has acquired the reputation of a quintessential institution educating and training students was established by law on July 25, 1979, and open her gates to the public on November 15, 1979.

The school is one of the most sought after institutions in Nigeria and because of her consistent academic calendar, the number of applicants has greatly surged over the years.

The institution has two distinct campuses which are called the West and East campuses.

8. Auchi Polytechnic

Auchi Polytechnic is one of the first four Polytechnics established in Nigeria in the year 1963. The institution is Located in Auchi, a vibrant and cosmopolitan town in Edo State. The school is known to maintain a verse academic calendar and has adapted its curriculum over the years to meet international standards.

7. Lagos State Polytechnic

The Lagos state polytechnic ‘Laspotech’ as popularly called is a government-owned tertiary institution established in the year 1977 located in Ikorodu, Lagos State which is the commercial heart of the country. The school since existence has upheld its mission to produce skilled manpower for commerce and industry using modern facilities and competent.

Laspotech offers courses in field such as engineering, technology, and business management. It is well equipped with quality facilities and a serene learning environment. The school is known to have one of the best engineering departments in the country.

Laspotech is also known to regularly update its curriculum to meet international standards. The school site is user-friendly and easy to access.

6.  Imo State Polytechnic

Are you looking for a polytechnic with style and swag? The Imo State Polytechnic is the best shot for you. The polytechnic was formerly Michael Okpara College of Agriculture but was renamed in the year 2007 to Imo State Polytechnic. The school is committed to offering knowledge based and hands on skills in science, innovative arts and technology for self-reliance.

For Agricultural and science courses, Imo State Polytechnic is recommended due to its strong reputation in both fields. It was reported in 2009 that the agricultural department of the school has done well in developing 43 varieties of high yielding cassava.

However, Imo state university is the best shot and it is strongly recommended if you want to study any agriculturally related course.

5. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic was formerly Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta and was established in January 1979 with the core value of producing truly educated, skilful and useful personalities who are equipped for significant contributions to the society

Mapoly as popularly called is located in Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun State. And despite the school past history of cultism, applications from prospective student keep increasing annually.

4. Kwara State Polytechnic

The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin was established by his Excellency, the then Military Governor of Kwara State, Col. David Bamigboye. It is indeed one of my top 10 best Polytechnics in Nigeria – with tranquil learning environment and dedicated lecturers, world-class building and well-equipped libraries.

3. Federal Polytechnic Nekede

The establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, like any other Polytechnic in Nigeria, was stimulated by the need for trained manpower in science, engineering and technology to promote sustainable industrial and economic development in the country.

It is no surprise that Federal Polytechnic, Nekede tops the way in terms of the number of applicants registered annually in the Eastern part of the country due to its conducive academic environment.

Dr. (Mrs) Cele U. Njoku is the Rector and Mr I. M Aligbe is the Registrar of the School.

2. Polytechnic Ibadan

The Polytechnic Ibadan hit the number two spot of the best ten polytechnics in Nigeria. The School is popularly known as Ibadan Poly and was established in 1970 as a successor of Technical College, Ibadan. As can be attested to, the polytechnic is one of the well-funded polytechnic and with well-structured buildings and serene learning environment.

The school share border with the University Of Ibadan. And over the years, the number of applicants enrolling for a Diploma programme has increased dramatically.

The polytechnic operates on a faculty system and currently, they have 5 faculties which include; environmental studies, science, engineering, financial and management, business and communication.

1. Yaba College of Technology

In 1947, this prestigious institution of learning was established. Yaba College of Technology popularly called YABATECH is no doubt the most reputable academic institution in Nigeria – with a student enrollment of over 16,000. It is the number one higher Institution to establish a centre for entrepreneurship development. The research unit collaborates with private sector organisations.

It is the oldest polytechnic in Nigeria and is located in the commercial heart of the country, Lagos.

The school is well known for her smooth academic running and has achieved great academic success.

Its motto is Labore Et Veritate and.

The school offers over 50 accredited courses with unique academic experience.

The school currently offers the following courses; engineering, environmental studies, sciences, management and business studies, technology, liberal studies, arts, design and printing, technical and vocational education.

Looking for Polytechnics with Best quality equipped laboratories, skill acquisition as well as a good learning environment with less hassle?  You can choose from this 10 compiled list of best polytechnics in Nigeria.

Feel free to use the comment section box if you feel any school is missing in the list

Other Polytechnics:

  1. Adamawa State Polytechnic,Yola
  2. Abdul-Gusau Poly Zamfara State
  3. Abia State Poly
  4. Abraham Adesanya Poly Ogun State Poly
  5. Abubakar Tatari Ali, Bauchi State Poly
  6. Adamawa State Poly
  7. Air Force Inst Of Tech Nigeria Kaduna State
  8. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana
  9. Akanu Ibim Fed Poly Unwana, Ebonyi State
  10. Akwa Ibom State College of Arts & Sci, Akwa ibom State
  11. Akwa Ibom State Poly
  12. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic
  13. Allover Central Polytechnic, Sango-Ota Ogun State
  14. Benue State Poly
  15. College of Administrative & Business studies Potiskum, Yobe State
  16. Covenant Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State
  17. Crown Polytechnic, Ado, Ekiti State
  18. D S Adegbenro ICT Poly
  19. Delta State Poly Ogwashi Uku
  20. Delta State Poly Otefe, Oghara
  21. Delta State Poly Ozoro,
  22. Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro
  23. Dorben Polytechnic (formerly Abuja School of Accountancy and Computer Studies)
  24. Edo State Inst Of Tech & Mgt, Usen, Edo State
  25. Fed College of Agricultural produce Tech CBN RD, Kano State
  26. Fed Poly Bali, Taraba State
  27. Fed Poly Kaura, Zamfara State
  28. Fed Sch of Dental Tech & Therapy, Enugu State
  29. Federal coll of Animal health & production Tech, Ibadan
  30. Federal Polytechnic Bida
  31. Federal Polytechnic Offa
  32. Federal Polytechnic, Ado – Ekiti
  33. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  34. Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi
  35. Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu
  36. Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State
  37. Federal Polytechnic, Idah
  38. Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State
  39. Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa
  40. Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, Benue State
  41. Gateway Polytechnic Saapade
  42. Grace Polytechnic, Surulere, Lagos
  43. Hassan Usman Katstina Poly
  44. Heritage Polytechnic, Ikot Udota, Akwa Ibom State
  45. Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, kazaure, Jigawa State
  46. Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State
  47. Institute of Management Technology, Enugu
  48. Interlink Polytechnic, Ubiaja, Edo State
  49. Jigawa State Poly
  50. Kaduna Poly, kaduna State
  51. Kaduna Polytechnic
  52. Kano State Polytechnic, Kano
  53. Lagos City Polytechnic
  54. Lagos State Polytechnic
  55. Light House Polytechnic, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
  56. Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron
  57. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta
  58. Nasarawa State Poly
  59. Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru
  60. Nigeria Army Sch of Military Eng Makurdi, Benue State
  61. Nigerian Coll of Aviation Tech, Zaira
  62. Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State
  63. Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke
  64. Osun State Polytechnic, Iree
  65. Our Saviour Inst Of Sci & Tech Poly Enugu State
  66. Plateau State Poly
  67. Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri
  68. River State Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers
  69. Rivers State Poly
  70. Ronic Polytechnic, Ikeja, Lagos State
  71. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo
  72. Shaka Polytechnic
  73. Temple-Gate Polytechnic, Aba Abayi, Abia State
  74. The Polytechnic, Ibadan
  75. The Polytechnic, Ile Ife, Osun State
  76. Tower Poly, Ibadan, Oyo State
  77. Wolex Poly Ikeja Lagos

Timothy Maxwell

This article was written by Timothy Maxwell.