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Top 10 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria (2019)


Do you have it in mind to study in any Nigerian polytechnic and are looking for the best polytechnics in Nigeria to study or advise a friend to study at?

Polytechnics in NigeriaIf you do, then this post is for you as we have outlined the ranking of top ten best polytechnics in Nigeria this 2019 that offer unrivaled educational services. Note that these Nigerian polytechnics standard has been tested as their certificates are normally recognized anywhere in Nigeria.

There are several polytechnics in the country, both private and public, which offers quality education to the ever increasing youth population of our dear country that is why we have decided to write about the best polytechnics in Nigeria this 2019.

In Nigeria today, polytechnics are being sought after these days due to the fact that students have come to understand that quality education can be gotten there as opposed to the earlier notion that universities are a do or not die.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) interestingly receives millions of applications each year for admission into polytechnics these days because no youth wants to sit at home while their colleagues are gaining admission into schools and making academic progress in the process.

There are quite a number of good polytechnics in the country. At least each State in Nigeria has one Polytechnic to its name. If you’re having a hard time deciding on which Polytechnic to apply to and you’re looking for top polytechnics in the country, then, this post should come in handy.

In the following paragraphs, we have given a detailed ranking of the 10 best polytechnics in Nigeria that are accredited. Also note that these arrangement is subject to change, depending on performances.

Top Ten Best Polytechnics In Nigeria 2019 (Recent Ranking)

1. Auchi Polytechnic

Auchi poly has topped the list as the best federal polytechnic in the country to attend at the moment. Located in Edo state, this school has all it takes when it comes to quality education.

Their curriculum meets international standards and the presence of the modern digital library helps student who chose this polytechnic to study easily. The current Rector of Auchi poly is Dr. (Mrs.) Philipa O. Idogho.

2. Yaba College of Technology

This educational institution was founded in 1947 and is the oldest polytechnic in the country. Also known as YABATECH, this school is the most popular polytechnic in Nigeria among students, especially Jambites.

When it comes to teaching, YABATECH have some of the best lecturers in the country with high educational qualifications. So if you attend this institution, you are sure to recieve quality education at its fullest.

As of writing this post, the school has over 34 academic departments and 50 accredited courses offered at both ND and HND levels respectively. YABATECH is located in Lagos state.

3. Federal Polytechnic, Nekede

Innovation and state of the art learning facility has always been the bone of contention when it comes to providing quality education in any university or academic institution. This is what Federal Polytechnic Nekede offers.

Located in the Imo state, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede ranks third best polytechnic in Nigeria and is also the most popular in the south-eastern region of the country.

Reviews from student studying at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede say that education in the school is top notch. The current rector of the school is Rev.Engr.Dr. Michael Chibuike Arimanwa.

The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede is the best polytechnic in the south-east and is located in Nekede town, close to Ihiagwa, Imo state. It was established in 1978 as a College of Technology before it became a Federal Polytechnic in 1993.

The school is touted to have outstanding lecturers who mould young individuals into bright personalities.

The polytechnic consists of a School of Engineering Technology, School of Environmental design and Technology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Industrial and Applied Sciences, and School of Business Management Technology

The school places a great premium on innovative research and hands-on techniques. It offers National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses at undergraduate levels.

4. Polytechnic Ibadan

The Polytechnic Ibadan is rated best state polytechnic in the country this 2018 and this school has lived up to its bidding. Located in Oyo state, there are 5 accredited faculties operating within the school and they are:

  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • Business & Communication
  • Sciences
  • Financial Management

Polytechnic Ibadan was established in 1970 and they run National Diploma degrees and Higher National Diploma too. They have up to 25,000 students attending this school.

5. Lagos State Polytechnic

Year to year, LASPOTECH is still ranked among the best academic institutions in the country. One achievement attributed to this school is that they take practicals seriously. The name of the rector is Dr. Abdulazeez A. Lawal.

It was reported that students of LASPOTECH recently built drones as project. The establishment of this institution goes in line with the promise of the state governor to empower youths with sound education so as to nuture future leaders of tomorrow.

6. Osun State Polytechnic

With over 38 departments within seven faculties, OSPOLY also has what it takes to be among the best schools in the federation. The polytechnic is located in Iree, Osun state and the rector is Dr. Jacob Agboola.

Osun state polytechnic was second to Auchi polytechnic in the past but has lost that position now. Nevertheless, it is still rated high among others.

The institution was formerly a satellite campus of the polytechnic, Ibadan. It became an autonomous institution on the 12th of November 1992. It also has a daily part time program which it runs at its Koko campus.

The polytechnic has seven faculties which contains several departments from which one can choose a desired course of study- Information and Communication, Engineering, Financial Studies, Environmental Studies, Management Studies, Basic Sciences, and Sciences.

7. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

Another college worthy of mention that offers sound academic learning located in Ogun state.

This polytechnic is ranked 7th and has modern infrastructures which support students’ academic progress. It also has a modern library and a students’ office where students can find answers to questions regarding their academic lives. It is situated in Ilaro, Ogun State.

Its a Federal Polytechnic and the name of its rector is Arc. Aluko Olusegun.

8. Imo State Polytechnic

Imo state polytechnic was established in 1978 as Michael Okpara College of Agriculture. However, in 2007, it was elevated to the status of Polytechnic. It is located in Umuagwo, Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Imo State.

Formerly it was known as the Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo before it was renamed in 2007 as Imo State Polytechnic in 2007.

The development of various cassava species saw this college excel in agriculture. Located at Umuagwo in Imo State, some of the courses offered at the Imo state polytechnic include:

  • Agricultural science
  • Management sciences
  • Engineering and food science.

The polytechnic provides courses, training and research in all branches of Agriculture, Management Sciences, Engineering and Food Sciences. It is also certified to award National Diploma and Higher National Diploma certificates to its graduates.

It has a flexible academic schedule and students who can’t study full-time can opt to go to classes during the weekends.

9. Federal Polytechnic, Oko

The Federal Polytechnic Oko was formerly attached to the College of Arts and Science in Anambra state in 1979. It was in 1985 that the college became a polytechnic after meeting the requirements.

The former rector, Prof. Onu made the school attractive. No wonder it became the choice for many young school leavers according to data gotten from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Board.

The federal polytechnic Oko has a rich academic atmosphere which is exciting and exhilarating at the same time. The polytechnic has a main campus at Oko and there are two other campuses at Ufuma and Atani. The school has a vibrant social life too. There are 8 schools from which to choose a course of study from.

10. Kaduna Polytechnic

With over 30,000 students enrolled in KADPOLY, you can see reason why this poly is ranked among the top ten polytechnics in Nigeria. Located in Kaduna, this academic institution has been the choice of those from Northern Nigeria.

It was established in 195 and there are 5 colleges from which to choose a course of study.

This includes the College of Business & Management Studies (CBMS), College of Environmental Studies (CES), College of Engineering (COE), College of Science and Technology (CST), and the College of Administrative Studies and Social Sciences (CASSS). It offers ND and HND undergraduate programs.

KADPOLY has 44 approved academic department running 138 programmes at the moment.


  1. This is not accurate. It is outdated and wrong.
    Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri is the best polytechnic in Nigeria since last year and the rector of the school is Rev.Engr.Dr. Michael Chibuike Arimanwa.


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