Top Ten 10 Polytechnics In Nigeria

In Nigeria, Polytechnics are not being given their due. Not because they are not up to standard nor quality, but because polytechnic diplomas are not really valued compare to a university degree in the labor market. Nigerian polytechnics graduates are been seen as technicians in the eyes of most employers. Believing that a university graduates are more skilled and flexible than a polytechnic graduate.

Despite the fact that polytechnic graduates or polytechnic diplomas are not as valued as a university graduate or university degree, the demand for polytechnic graduates in the labor force or Nigeria work force is really high and still growing on a daily basis.

Today, in Nigeria employers seems to employ more of polytechnic graduate than university graduate. This is because of the fact that polytechnic graduate are cheaply paid or what most employers call them “cheap labor”. Employers prefer to employ more of polytechnic graduates than university graduates. Not forgetting that in Nigeria, there is already a poor payment policies or low standard of payment. Yet these polytechnic graduates are still cheaply paid.

Therefore, know the best universities in Nigeria will indeed help in guiding most aspirants when choosing the school to further their studies. This list will serve as a guide for many young Nigerian who are hoping for admission into the Nigeria polytechnic.

I will also like to point out that this rating is based on our assessment and has nothing to do with any federal governmental body (e.g. the academic staff union of polytechnic). So any comments or observations should be passed to us. Any error in this list should not be used against the ministry of education or any polytechnic body. Therefore I will highly advice that you contact us on any issues or question you may have as a result of reading this article.

Below is the list of top ten 10 Nigerian polytechnic in Nigeria, their locations and a brief explanation about them and the reason why they are the best.


Yaba College of Technology Lagos was established in 1947 as an immediate successor to Yaba Higher College. It attained autonomous status in 1969 by virtue of Decree 23 which granted it the mandate to provide full time and part time courses of instruction and training in technology, applied science, commerce and management and in such other fields of applied learning relevant to the needs of the development of Nigeria in the areas of industrial and agricultural production and distribution; and for research in the development and adaptation of techniques.

Yaba College of Technology is structured into eight schools and thirty-four academic departments with a total of sixty-four accredited programmes, which cut across the ND, HND and Post-HND Levels. The college also offers certificate courses.

YABATECH as the college is popularly called also offers B.Sc (Ed) courses in Technical and Vocational Education and Post Graduates Diploma in Engineering. The two programmes are run in conjunction with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, respectively. Yaba College of Technology is the first higher institution in Nigeria to establish a full-fledged centre for Entrepreneurship Development, with strong linkages with the world of commerce and industry. The centre offers compulsory courses which must be taken by all students throughout their stay in the college.

  1. Nekede poly

Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Imo state. Has always been on top of the chart for about three years in a roll. But his year they have been the throne by YabaTech. The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede Owerri started in 1978 as the College of Technology, Owerri. It was established by the Imo State Government through Edict No.16 of April 1978. It took off at its temporary site at the premises of Government Technical College (GTC), Owerri along Egbu Road in the same year. In 1981, the institution moved to its present and permanent location at Nekede in Owerri.

  1. Ibadan poly

The Polytechnic, Ibadan the citadel of Academic excellence in Nigeria. Established in 1970 as a successor to the erstwhile Technical College, Ibadan, The Polytechnic Ibadan has been in the business of training, imparting knowledge and building career.

The primary function of the Polytechnic is to provide for students training and development of techniques in applied science, engineering, environmental science, financial studies and business and communication Studies.

The Polytechnic has been producing majorly middle-level manpower that has been making valuable contributions to the social and economic development of the country in these fields. Furthermore, our conducive and secure environment coupled with sporting and recreational facilities offer a superb treatment for you.

  1. Auchi poly

Auchi Polytechnic is one of the leading Polytechnics in the country, in one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan towns in Nigeria. For further enquiries and request contact the MIS Office: email

  1. Laspotech

Lagos state polytechnic is a school of international standard, It is basically conceived to train young Nigerians and international Community to attain their full potentials and develop cutting-edge insights and foresight needed to perform at their vintage best in their future careers and to be a positive influence in the society.

  1. Osun poly ire

Osun State Polytechnic Iree, The institution was established by Osun State act of   parliament on 12th October 1992. The focus of the institution is to provide enabling environment for the teaming youths to acquire skills that will promote technological development

  1. Fed poly ilaro

The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro was established by Decree No.33 of July 25, 1979.  It was opened to students on November 15, 1979 on a temporary site provided by its host community, the ancient town of Ilaro, Ogun State.  The first site of the Polytechnic was the premises of the Anglican Grammar School, Ilaro about half a kilometre from Ilaro township junction.  The Polytechnic was on this temporary site till 1983 when it moved to its permanent site along Ilaro/Oja-Odan Road, about three kilometres from Ilaro township.  It is also about 60 kilometres from Idiroko, a Nigerian Boarder town with Benin Republic.  Ilaro town itself is an ancient town, land locked between Lagos and Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.  The Polytechnic occupies a total of 898.116 hectares land area on its permanent site.

  1. imo poly

Imo State Polytechnic is a higher education institute in Umuagwo, Imo State, Nigeria. It was established in 1978 as the Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo and was upgraded to a Polytechnic status, renamed as the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo in 2007. The institution provides courses, training and research in all branches of Agriculture, Management Sciences, Engineering and Food Sciences. The institution is certified to award National Diploma and Higher National Diploma qualifications.

  1. Oko poly

The Institution which is today known as Federal Polytechnic, Oko, was approved by the Anambra State Government in 1979 as a College of Arts and Science. In June, 1980, the Institution was upgraded to a College of Arts, Science and Technology. And in 1985, an Edict of the Anambra State Government formalized the status of the College as a Polytechnic and named it Anambra State Polytechnic, Oko.

  1. Kaduna poly

The idea to start a Technical Institution in Northern Nigeria started as far back as 1951, which resulted into the establishment of Kaduna Technical Institute in 1956. The establishment of Technical Institute, Kaduna was as a result of the acceptance by the British Government on the recommendation of the Higher Education Commission, which suggested the upgrading of Yaba Higher College to Technical Institute and proposed Technical Institutes in Kaduna and Enugu.

Kaduna Polytechnic outside the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria is known to be the biggest higher institution in Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt, the comparison includes all other polytechnics, universities, colleges of education and other centers of higher educational pursuits in the country. It is also rated as the largest technical institution in Africa. It is a large institution in physical size and numerical strength of students and staff population and in the number of programmes it runs. It is a polytechnic built on four campuses, each campus is as big as many higher institutions in the country.

In Nigeria there are other many great university, but for the purpose of this article we have only listed the top ten (10) best polytechnics in Nigeria. We shall be constantly updating this list with time, All the best.

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