Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria in Terms of Popularity

This article takes a look at the top 10 polytechnics in Nigeria in terms of popularity, enrollment power as well as accreditation statuses. While a lot of people still favor and prefer studying in universities because they believe the standards and level of education are higher, polytechnics in the country have proven their worth by churning out top class graduates in various fields who have gone on to positively contribute immensely to the growth of the country.

The ranking of the polytechnics is based on reports from publications both online and print, quality, facilities at the school and its environment as well as the views and opinion of people.

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10. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC (KWARAPOLY)

The Kwara state polytechnic is located in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara state. The polytechnic was established by the then military governor of Kwara State, Colonel David Bamigboye in 1971 and started operation formally in 1973.

The polytechnic was established and set up to provide the society with various forms of studies, developing different techniques in various courses like science, arts and language, management, engineering, education and other areas of learning.

The polytechnic whose motto reads Technology, innovation and service started operation with 110 students, 11 academic staff and 3 administrative staff members.



9. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria- LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC (LASPOTECH)

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The Lagos state polytechnic was established in 1977. The institution which was formerly known as the Lagos State College of Science and Technology (LACOSTECH) is the first tertiary institution to be owned by Lagos State.

The polytechnic prepares its students for the future by providing and taking them through Entrepreneurship Development and ICT Programmes to give them an edge in the labour market and also prepare them to be creators of jobs and provide employment opportunities.

The institution has various campuses across the state including Surulere, Ikorodu and Isolo campuses where numerous courses are offered.



8. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ADO-EKITI (FEDPOLYADO)

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The federal polytechnic Ado-Ekiti which started off as a college of technology was founded in 1977 in Jos Plateau State. The polytechnic was later moved from Jos to Akure in Ondo State by the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that Federal Government institutions were properly spread around the states of the country.

In 1979, the institution had its status changed from a college of technology to a polytechnic. In 1982, the polytechnic was once more moved as the Federal Government gave instructions that the institution should be moved to Ado-Ekiti which is now the capital of Ekiti State. The move was done to create space for the Federal University of Technology Akure.

The institution which started operation in 1978 with 350 students and 95 academic staff members now has about 10,000 students and about 1000 staff members.



7. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OKO (FEDERALPOLYOKO)

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The institution is located in Oko town in Anambra State was first established in 1979 and was approved by the government of Anambra State as a college of Arts and Science to help prepare students prepare for the General Certificate Examination.

In 1980 the institution was upgraded to college of Arts, Science and Technology and in 1985 was named Anambra State University. At this stage a lot of students tried to gain admission to the institute as it now offered higher certificates.

The institution was eventually taken over by the Federal Government in 1993 and was renamed Federal polytechnic Oko. The institute has three campuses which are Ufuma campus, Atani campus and the main campus at Oko.




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The federal polytechnic Ilaro was established in July 1979 and had a temporary site donated by host community for it to start operation in November 1979 in the city of Ilaro Ogun State. The first site of the institution was the ground of the Anglican Grammar School, Ilaro before it was moved in 1983 to its permanent site along Ilaro/Oja-Odan Road.

The institution aims to continually provide technically skilled students for the economy of Nigeria and equip students to be able to compete globally.



5. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – AUCHI POLYTECNIC (AUCHIPOLY)

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Auchi polytechnic was founded in 1963 and started as a technical college before being upgraded to a polytechnic in 1973. The institution is one of the first four polytechnics in Nigeria and the law establishing the institution gave it the task of producing skilled and trained manpower for the country in different fields such as science, management, arts, technology, engineering and lots more.

With over 8000 students, the polytechnic is updating and reviewing its curricula and learning activities in order to equip its students to be self-employed and create jobs after they have successful graduated.



4. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – KADUNA POLYTECHNIC (KADPOLY)

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Kaduna state polytechnic was established and founded in 1956 as Kaduna Technical Institute before it was renamed as the polytechnic Kaduna in 1962. In 1968 it became known as Kaduna State Polytechnic after the government made a decree to that effect and was eventually taken over by the government in 1991 through another decree.

Over the next couple of years, the polytechnic hopes to remain a leader in online learning and become a leader when it comes to areas of research and development.

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3. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – THE POLYTECHNIC IBADAN (IBAPOLY)

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The polytechnic Ibadan was founded in 1970 as upgrade to the technical college Ibadan. The polytechnic has been able to produce for years middle-level and high level manpower that have contributed a lot to the growth and development of the country’s economy.

The polytechnic also provides numerous short specialized courses to help provide latest techniques and knowledge to specialist groups.

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2. Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC NEKEDE (NEKEDEPOLY)

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The Federal Polytechnic Nekede was established in 1978 and was known back then as the College of Technology Owerri. In 1981, the institution moved to its current location at Nekede, Owerri.

The Imo State Government in 1987 changed its name to The Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri before it was taken over by the Federal Government in 1993 and renamed to be known as The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.

The institution aims to sustain its culture of best practices in areas of teaching methods, capacity building, skill and technological innovations with the aim of producing job creators to boost the economy.



1 Top 10 Polytechnics in Nigeria – YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (YABATECH)

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Yaba college of technology has the vision of being the leading higher institution in the country by continuing to provide top academic, professional and entrepreneurial education to its students.

It hopes to also continue to produce graduates who are innovative and knowledgeable through effective teaching and research in order to boost the economy of the Nation.

YABATECH website:

If you do not find your school on the list this does not mean it is not a top or great school. If you have any other criteria of ranking the institutions you can share with us as well as your opinions.

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