polytechnics in Nigeria

A lot of Nigeria students have wondered and has even caused argument sometimes among friends wondering which the best polytechnic in Nigeria is today. Well been a writer and a researcher I decided to go a long way so as to come up with the best top ten polytechnics in Nigeria.

Therefore in this publication today, I will be disclosing to you the top ten best polytechnic in Nigeria, where they are located, the academic background and more so, the criteria which makes each one of them best polytechnic in the country. I will be happy if you read on to find out below here…


I am so sure that you are aware that there a lot and several polytechnic in Nigeria today which comprises of both private and public (government owned) polytechnics and as well also offers quality standard education to the increasing youth population of the country..

In the country today, polytechnics is now been embraced by students these days because, students seeking admission into tertiary institutions have come to understand that, quality education can be achieved from technical schools as it used to be opposed to the earlier notion that tertiary universities are a do or die affair and which is wrong….

In addition, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board {JAMB} in the past years has got millions and tons of applications every year to gain admission into polytechnics because, most Nigerian youths are fed-up sitting down at home and wait for one or two universities to give them admission and at the end of the day after going through the stress and many other factors they will be denied of admission and in the other way round they got colleagues who had already gain admission into polytechnic schools and as well making academic progress…

The country has got quite number of good polytechnics.  You will agree with me that each state in the country got at least one or more polytechnic to its name. so if you having a hard time wondering which of these polytechnics you are to go for and seek admission into, then I must tell you that you are on the write platform and this publication will do you good to get that information right.. So in the below here I have listed with details the top best polytechnic in the country Nigeria today…



This is the best institution in academy according to the award giving to the school. And it is the best polytechnic in Nigeria as a whole. Auchi poly is a citadel of learning and it is located in AUCHI town, Esako west local government area of Edo state in Nigeria. This great institution Auchi, yearly gives birth to many top Nigerian scientists, graduates and as well came out on first positions in several competitions. The polytechnic Auchi, won the polytechnic Expo in the year 2008, and in the year 2012, it came the first position in designs and fabrications. It was also issue an award at the Minna exhibition for its crafts and wood-works as well too.

Auchi polytechnic was formally founded in the year 1963, first, as a technical college and later in the year 1973 as a Polytechnic Whose Motto‎ is: ‎Hands & Brain for Development. It was then later taken over by the federal government of Nigeria. The federal polytechnic is regarded as the best polytechnic among other polytechnics in the country. The great institution got seven schools like:

  1. School of Art and Design
  2. School of Applied Science and Technology
  3. School of Business Studies
  4. School of Engineering
  5. School of Environmental Studies
  6. School of Information and Communication Studies
  7. School of General Studies


“Yaba the Great” as the institution is popularly and fondly known today. YABATECH was founded in the year 1947, and it is the Nigeria’s first higher educational institution which is located in Yaba, Lagos state Nigeria. It also has nine academic Schools with several departments in each of the schools. Yabatech also runs School which is you can option in  for a part-time study if you will not be chance for a full-time student too.

Listed below here are the nine academic Schools of Yaba College of Technology

  1. Yaba School of Art, Design & Printing
  2. Yaba School of Engineering
  3. Yaba School of Environmental Studies
  4. Yaba School of Management and Business Studies
  5. Yaba School of Science
  6. Yaba School of Technology
  7. Yaba School of Liberal Studies
  8. Yaba Technical and Vocational Education Department

Yabatech does not only offer the National Diplomas (ND) and Higher National Diplomas (HND), it offers also, Bachelor in Science B.Sc (Ed) courses in Technical and Vocational Education and as well Post Graduates Diploma in Engineering. The two running programs YCT are run in conjunction with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The YABATECH lecturers are leading professors in different fields of study. The students of this great institution undergo all required training and necessary skills for perfect graduation.


The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede is yet another best polytechnics in Nigeria is a federal government-owned higher institution which located in Nekede, in Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria. It was established in the year 1978 as a College of Technology and on the 7th of April 1993, was changed to federal government institution and renamed to “Federal Polytechnic, Nekede” The institution offers National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses at undergraduate levels

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri Imo State is one of the best polytechnics in Africa and it got five Faculty and several Departments.

  1. School of Engineering Technology
  2. School of Industrial and Applied Sciences
  3. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  4. School Of Business and Management Technology
  5. School of Environmental, Arts and Design Technology

The school is known to have outstanding lecturers who trains and equipped young individuals into bright personalities in the country.


The Polytechnic, Ibadan which is popularly called “Poly Ibadan” is an institution of higher learning in Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria. Founded in 1970, Poly Ibadan is just like other top polytechnics in Nigeria.

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The chief function of the Polytechnic, Ibadan is to primarily provide for students/candidates training & development of techniques and producing more of  middle-level manpower that has been making valuable contributions to the social & economic development of the country in the field of applied science, engineering, environmental science and commerce. POLYIBADAN had got four satellite campuses.

The polytechnic runs mainly National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in the following on full-time, part-time or sandwich basis. Below are the faculties you will find in poly Ibadan and each of these faculties got several departments too.

  1. Faculty of Engineering
  2. Faculty of Science
  3. Faculty of Environmental Studies
  4. Faculty of Financial Management Science
  5. Faculty of Business and Communication Science


Lagos state polytechnic is an institution located in a state popularly known over the years to be Nigeria’s most energetic state. Lagos state government in the year 1975 approved the settlement of a college of education of science and technology as the first state owned tertiary institution. Lagos state polytechnic(LASPOTECH) at an earlier time known as Lagos state college of science and technology (LASPOTECH)was launched in the year 1977 with the proclamation of Lagos state Edict No 1of 1978 which brought about the legal existence of the college with effect from June 1977.

It history it was shown that, as at 1986 the state government changed the name of the institution from Lagos state college of Science and Technology to Lagos State Polytechnic. Educational activities commenced at Is isolo campus of the institution in January 1978 with entry of 287 pioneer students into different departments specifically: accountancy and finance, secretarial studies, business studies and management. The polytechnic (LASPOTECH) has three main campuses specifically; Isolo campus, Ikorodu campus and Surulere campus. And offers full time and part time with duration of 2years and 3years respectively for National diploma and higher national diploma programmes with various departments.

The institution currently has eight schools namely as follows:

  1. School of agriculture
  2. School of pure and applied sciences
  3. School of environmental studies
  4. School of liberal and communication studies
  5. School of technology
  6. School of engineering
  7. School of management and business studies
  8. School of part time studies.


The osun state polytechnic which is popularly known as the ospoly was formally established in the year 1992 12th of October. The osun state poly is an institution for tertiary learning which promotes and empowers the educational aspect of youth in the country today. The institution is situated at Iree, osun state in Nigeria; it was formally a campus which is the polytechnic of Ibadan. This great institution runs also part-time program which is situated at koko-campus. The osun state polytechnic has got seven faculties with several departments in each faculty. These faculties are listed below as follows:

  1. Faculty of information and communication
  2. Faculty of management studies
  3. Faculty of management studies
  4. Faculty of sciences
  5. Faculty of engineering
  6. Faculty of environmental studies
  7. Faculty of basic sciences


The federal polytechnic, ilaro is another top polytechnic in Nigeria which is located in ogun state, the southwestern part of Nigeria. Was established in the year 1979 the 25th of July, it was then formally opened to student in November 15th, 1979 on a site given by its society. The institution has got two campuses and the east and west campuses. It runs also part time studies as well for those working students. The federal polytechnic, ilaro offer the following courses:

  1. Accountancy
  2. Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering / Technology
  3. Architectural Technology
  4. Banking and Finance
  5. Building Technology
  6. Business Administration and Management
  7. Chemical Engineering Technology
  8. Computer Engineering
  9. Computer Science
  10. Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  11. Estate Management and Valuation
  12. Food Technology
  13. Hospitality Management
  14. Insurance
  15. Library and Information Science
  16. Marketing
  17. Nutrition and Dietetics
  18. Office Technology and Management
  19. Public Administration
  20. Quantity Surveying
  21. Science Laboratory Technology
  22. Statistics
  23. Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  24. Taxation
  25. Urban and Regional Planning


Another top of our list is imo state polytechnic popularly known as IMOPLOY is located in umuagwo town the Ohaji/Egbema LGA of imo state Nigeria, and this institution was formally established in the year 1978 and was named after an icon Michael Okpara known as Michael Okpara college of Agriculture. In the year 2007, it was then upgraded to the grade of polytechnic and certified to award the National Diploma and the Higher National Diploma qualifications to candidates..

This great institution provide standard courses and to all students, even as lecturers been employed in the institution aim are to empower the candidates in technical skills so as to help I the promotion of the country’s technological development.

The imo state polytechnic has got per-time study as well so as to help those who do not have the time to come for the full time study can do that during the weekend by optioning into the part-time. The institution provides training and research in all branches of the following:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Management Sciences
  3. Engineering and
  4. Food Sciences.


The federal polytechnic OKO is another institution any candidate can think of applying for whenever he or she wishes to attend a standard tertiary institution. OKOPOLY as it is popularly known is a federal owned institution which got a rich academic atmosphere as at the time of visiting regarding to medialive research. The institution was established and approved by the state governor of Anambra as a college of arts and science dated 1979 and was later upgraded in the year June, 1980 as a college of arts and science. And later in the year 1993, it was then approve as a federal polytechnic by the federal government.

The OKO polytechnic has got main campus at OKO and other two campuses at Afuma and Atani. The institution has also got eight different schools running with several departments in each of the schools and these schools or faculties are as follows:

  1. School of Business
  2. School of Financial Studies
  3. School of Information Technology
  4. School of Environmental Design & Technology
  5. School Of Engineering Technology
  6. School Of Applied Science Technology
  7. School Of Arts, Design & Printing Technology
  8. School Of General Studies



Kaduna polytechnic is an institution located in Tudun Wanda LGA Kaduna state which is the northern side of Nigeria. It actually started as a Technical Institution in the year 1956. And in the year 1968, it was the upgraded by the Federal Government Decree which then resulted in to become Kaduna Polytechnic  and as well certified a National Diploma and Higher National Diploma certificates in addition, they also runs an undergraduate programs too…

This great institution has six colleges with several departments in each of the colleges so as to enable any applicant to conveniently select from. And these colleges are as follows:

  1. Business and Management Studies
  2. College of Science and Technology
  3. College of Environmental Studies
  4. Administrative Studies & Social Sciences
  5. College of Engineering
  6. Centre of Excellence on Minerals Research & Development


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