Top 30 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria in 2021

    There are as many Polytechnics in Nigeria as there are universities. in fact, quite a number of good ones with a standard curriculum that can compete alongside top universities.

    So if you don’t know which of these polytechnics to choose, this list of top 30 best polytechnics in Nigeria come in handy, hence it’ll be useful for you.

    Top 30 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria in 2021

    List of Best Polytechnics in Nigeria

    However, in the paragraphs below are a well-detailed ranking of the top polytechnics in Nigeria that are accredited by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE).

    1. Auchi Polytechnic

    The overall best polytechnic in Nigeria as at the time of compiling this article is Auchi Polytechnic. It can be considered as one of the oldest colleges of technical education in Nigeria.

    Established in 1964 by the federal government, ever since the school was founded, it has been using an academic curriculum that meets international standards to lecture its students.

    1. Yaba College of Technology

    The Yaba College of Technology is fondly called YABATECH, this leading college of technology was founded in 1947 and it is one of the most celebrated polytechnics in Nigeria.

    YABATECH is known for innovation and creativity. It’s equally the first higher institution of learning in the country to build and develop a “Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.”

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Nekede

    The third on the list of top 30 polytechnics in Nigeria is Federal Polytechnic, Nekede. Located in Imo state and it’s the most sought poly in the south-eastern region.

    Since one of the reasons while people prefer going to university is the presence of adequate teaching instructions, aids and facilities. And such are exactly what the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede is offering its students too.

    1. The Polytechnic of Ibadan

    In the 2018 best polytechnics in Nigeria ranking, the Polytechnic of Ibadan was rated as the best in the country. And obviously, Poly Ibadan really deserve it.

    The Polytechnic Ibadan is located in Ibadan, Oyo state and it is known for providing most recent advances in science and technology to its students.

    1. Lagos State Polytechnic

    One thing that wouldn’t stop to amaze me is the fact that Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH as fondly called is used to making top 5 best polytechnics in Nigeria.

    If there is one thing that Laspotech can’t joke with, it’ll be students practical. Students of this polytechnic have contributed immensely to the advancement of technology and innovation in Nigeria.

    1. Osun State Polytechnic

    Osun State Polytechnic is located at Iree, Osun State. It has seven faculties with over 40 departments. Ospoly was ranked 2nd after Auchi Poly in the previous year, though being number 7 this year isn’t bad either.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

    The Federal Polytechnic, IIaro is situated in Ogun State and it’s another top college of technology that follows the standard academic curriculum.

    Ilaro poly  has state of the art facilities and ultramodern library among other things that enhance students’ academic activities, progress and development.

    1. Imo State Polytechnic

    This college of technology was founded in 1978 as College of Agriculture named after Michael Okpara. However, it status was elevated to Polytechnic in 2007.

    Imo State Polytechnic offers varieties of courses in basic and applied sciences, social and management science, engineering and the likes.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Oko

    The Federal Polytechnic, Oko was established in 1979 as College of Arts and Science by the Anambra State Government before it was raised to the status of Polytechnic in 1985.

    However, after series of consideration and in a bid to uplift its academy status, this college of technology was hijacked by the federal government, and it was given the name, Federal Polytechnic, Oko.

    1. Kaduna Polytechnic

    The 10th on the list of top 30 best polytechnics in Nigeria is Kaduna State Polytechnic. This polytechnic is popular known as KADPOLY and it started as Kaduna Technical Institute.

    Kadpoly is the most celebrated polytechnic in the Northern part of the country and it has over 25,000 students under it watch with 44 department and over 138 programmes. Incredible, isn’t it?

    1. Edo State Polytechnic, USEN

    Edo State Polytechnic, Usen is ranked as the 11th best polytechnic in Nigeria after Kaduna Polytechnic. Formerly called Edo State Institute of Tech. and Management studies, Usen.

    This college of technical education is therefore located in Usen, Ovia southwest area council of Edo State, Nigeria.

    1. The Federal Polytechnic, Ede

    Up next on the list of the top 30 polytechnics in Nigeria is Federal Polytechnic, Ede Osun State.

    Poly Ede as it’s popularly called is one of the highly sought polytechnic in the south and its academic calendar is one thing to reckon with.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

    Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi is located in Gwallameji area of Bauchi, Bauchi State. The school offer courses in National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and post graduate diplomas.

    Federal Polytechnic present Rector is Arch. Sanusi Waziri Gumau and he’s committed to breeding students that will raise the flag of Nigeria high in terms of advance technology and innovation.

    1. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic

    Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic also make the top 20 on the latest ranking of the best polytechnics in Nigeria. The Polytechnic was established in 1991 in AkwaIbom State, Nigeria.

    The polytechnic also run a standard academic curriculum, and it has 7 institutes which include: School of Communication Arts, Sciences, Preliminary Studies, Business and Management studies, Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Institute of Legal Studies.

    1. Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja

    The Kogi State Polytechnic was founded by the first and second Executive Governor of Kogi State in December, 1992 via edict No. 6 of 1994.

    The Polytechnic, however, began it program fully in 1993 and ever since then, it has been doing great and competing with its peers in the field of technical education.

    1. The Federal Polytechnic, Offa

    The Federal Polytechnic, Offa was also founded in 1992 in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara State during Ibrahim Babangida regime.

    The polytechnic has a well structured academic curriculum and it offer varieties of courses both as National Diploma and Higher National Diploma.

    1. Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin

    Kwara State Polytechnic is another wonderful college of technical education in Nigeria. After Laspotech and Kaduna Poly, Kwara Poly is the third most sought polytechnic in Nigeria.

    This college of technology may have some high and lows but the fact remains that it runs an academic calendar that similar to that of Nigeria’s universities.

    1. The Federal Polytechnic, Bida

    The Federal Polytechnic, Bida is one of the top and leading polytechnics in Nigeria, although its ranking has fell low in recent years.

    Bida Poly was founded by 1977 in Kano State as The Federal College of Technology before it was moved and renamed Federal Polytechnic, Bida Niger state.

    1. The Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Enugu

    The Institute of Management Technology was established and situated I Enugu, Enugu state in 1973. This polytechnic has state-of-the-art facilities that are of students advantages.

    1. The Rufus Giwa Polytechnic

    Also, the 20th on the list of top 30 best polytechnics in Nigeria is Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State.

    This polytechnic is an establishment of the Ondo State Government. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic has been doing well in its various programs ever since it was established.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State

    Another leading polytechnic in Nigeria that you can attend for your technical education program is the Federal Polytechnic, Idah in Kogi State.

    1. Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia

    Nasarawa State Polytechnic is one of the elite polytechnic in Nigeria that are performing wonderfully in terms of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

    So being on the top polytechnics in Nigeria is a place it actually deserved.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti

    The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti was established in 1977. Over the years, this Polytechnic has been described as one of the most productive schools of technical education in Africa.

    1. Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, Sokoto State

    Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic was established to promote and advance Knowledge, discipline and community services via training, linkages and modern facilities.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji in Ondo State

    Th Federal polytechnic, Ile Oluji was established in Ondo State in 2014. The polytechnic objective was to train her students in technology and commerce through relevant educational approaches.

    1. Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja, Lagos State

    Although Lagos City Polytechnic is owned by a private body, the Polytechnic is not far behind other federal and state government owns polytechnic.

    Lagos City Polytechnic offers National Diploma courses in Business and Management studies such as Accountancy, Business Administration and Banking & Finance.

    1. Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State

    Another top polytechnic in Nigeria where you can apply to in consideration for admission is Federal Polytechnic, Mubi.

    The Polytechnic was established in 1979 with the main objective to provide instruction and training in science and technology.

    1. Kano State Polytechnic, Kano

    The polytechnic Kano, is located in Kano with a diverse student body who are being trained in technical Knowhow. It’s one of the best polytechnics in the north western region of the country.

    1. Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe

    Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe is one of the top polytechnic in Nigeria with modern equipment and students laboratories.

    Being a state government establishment, the Polytechnic is one of the three polytechnic that was established in the state in 2002.

    1. Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja, FCT

    The last on the list of the top 30 best polytechnic in Nigeria is Dorben polytechnic, Abuja.

    This Polytechnic is a private tertiary college of technical education fully accredited by the NBTE and the Federal ministry of education.


    There are more to the top 30 best polytechnics in Nigeria mentioned above. Remember, this ranking is not permanent, it is subject to change.

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