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Top 21 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria

Top 21 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria in 2020
Federal polytechnic Ilaro

 

Top 21 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria in 2020

    If you are looking for admission into a polytechnic in Nigeria, it is advisable that you go for one of the best polytechnics that are reputable in the country. The reason is that there are many Polytechnics in Nigeria – both private and public - many of which are not even up to standard. So you need to do your homework and find the leading ones in Nigeria before applying to them. That is why we have written this guide for you.

Recently, a lot of attention has been given to the acquisition of practical skills in the higher institutions as opposed to the theoretical education that is commonplace in Nigerian universities.

This trend has improved the outlook of our polytechnics in Nigeria and a lot of students now want to study in the polytechnics to acquire useful fourth industrial revolution skills and not because they have not been admitted into the university. If you are looking to gain admission to a polytechnic, please know that a polytechnic is not lower than a university; it compliments it.

It will interest you that Webometrics, world Ranking Web of Universities, recently ranked all top ranking institutions in Nigeria including the best polytechnics in the country. These polytechnics are some of the best in Africa.

The best polytechnics in Nigeria according to Webometrics is ranked based on openness rank; impact rank, presence rank, and excellence rank. These are the four major criteria that were used to determine the leading ones in 2020.

Without much ado, below is the list of the leading poly in 2020 in Nigeria

Top 21 Best Polytechnics in Nigeria in 2020

1.      Auchi Polytechnic

2.      Yaba College of Technology

3.      Federal Polytechnic Ilaro  

4.      Federal Polytechnic Bauchi 

5.      Lagos State Polytechnic

6.      Polytechnic Ibadan

7.      Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta

8.      Federal Polytechnic Ede

9.      Petroleum Training Institute Effurun

10.  Institute of Management Technology IMT Enugu

11.  Federal Polytechnic Bida

12.  Federal Polytechnic Oko

13.  Air Force Institute of Technology Nigeria

14.  Federal Polytechnic Offa

15.  Kaduna Polytechnic

16.  Federal Polytechnic Idah

17.  Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji

18.  Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana

19.  Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic

20.  Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin

21.  Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo

Here is the list of the best Polytechnics in Nigeria in details

1. Auchi Polytechnic

Auchi Polytechnic is one of the leading Polytechnics in the country, in one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan towns in Nigeria.

The school is a Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. It is one of the first four Polytechnics established in Nigeria and was established in 1963. It has over 10,000 students enrolled in business, technology, environmental and arts courses.


2. Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

The school was established in 1947 as an immediate successor to Yaba Higher College, Yaba College of Technology. The school attained autonomous and independent status in 1969 provide full-time and part-time courses of instruction and training in Technology, Applied to Science, Commerce and Management and in such other fields of applied learning relevant to technical, vocational and industrial needs of Nigeria.

The College is well acknowledged both within and outside Nigeria as a pacesetter and a unique Centre of Learning and Teaching. It has forged ahead and repositioned itself as an institution of class and excellence

3. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro  

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro is a polytechnic is arguably one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria based in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria.

The institution was established in 1979 and since then has acquired the reputation of a quintessential institution educating and training students in five schools or faculties. These are Engineering, Environmental Studies, Communication and Information Technology, Management Studies and Pure and Applied Sciences.

4. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi 

The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi (FPTB), was established In July 1979. It occupies 750 hectares of land in Gwallameji village along Bauchi – Dass road in Bauchi metropolis. The school is one of the best polytechnics not only in northern Nigeria but in Nigeria as a whole in 2020.

5. Lagos State Polytechnic

Lagos State Polytechnic, popularly known as LASPOTECH is a government-owned tertiary institution located in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The institution offers National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses at undergraduate levels and is among the leading polytechnics in Nigeria.

6. Polytechnic Ibadan

The Polytechnic, Ibadan (typically called "Poly Ibadan") is a one of the reputable institution of higher learning in Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria. Ibadan Poly was founded in 1970. The institution was established to provide an alternative higher education to universities, particularly in technical skill acquisition.

The Polytechnic Ibadan has produced many prominent Nigerians.

7. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic also known as MAPOLY is a tertiary learning institution in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria and one of the best in Nigeria. The school makes it to webometrics list of the best polytechnic in 2020.

8. Federal Polytechnic, Ede

Federal Polytechnic, Ede is a Nigerian tertiary institution that was established in 1992. It is located in Ede, a town in Osun State, southwestern Nigeria. It is a National Diploma awarding institution and has continued to improve on it standard year after year. This year 2020, the school was ranked among the top 10 in Nigeria.

9. Petroleum Training Institute Effurun

Petroleum Training Institute in Effurun, Delta State was established in 1973 by the federal government of Nigeria as a prerequisite for the membership in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Some of their departments include:

Petroleum & Natural Gas Processing (PNGPD)

Industrial Safety and Environmental Technology (ISET)

Petroleum Marketing and Business Studies (PMBS)

Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (PEG)

Electrical Engineering (EED), etc.

10. The Institute of Management Technology, Enugu

The Institute of Management Technology, Enugu is a polytechnic college located in Enugu State, Nigeria. The school ranks as one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria in 2020.

11. Federal Polytechnic Bida

Federal Polytechnic Bida was established in 1977. The school is a Federal Government tertiary institution situated in Bida, Niger State, Nigeria, currently there seven faculties in the institution namely:

School of Applied and Natural Resources, School of Business Administration, School of Engineering Technology, School of General Studies. School of Environmental Studies, School of Financial Studies, School of Information and Communication Studies.

12. Federal Polytechnic, Oko

Federal Polytechnic, Oko is a Nigerian polytechnic based in Oko, Anambra State. It was previously known as the College of Arts, Science, and Technology. The school is one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria, thus it makes this list.

13. Federal Polytechnic, Offa

 The Main Campus of the Polytechnic is located about 6.5 kilometers from Offa town centre on the Offa – Ojoku Road while the Mini Campus is located at the southern end of Offa town along Offa Oshogbo Road.

From this humble beginning, the Polytechnic has developed to its present state with 25 programmes offered at National Diploma (ND) level, 18 at Higher National Diploma (HND) level as well as Pre-ND programmes in Arts and Science. The institution is proud of over 15,000 students in its care.

14. Kaduna Polytechnic

Kaduna Polytechnic is not only one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria but one of the earliest polytechnics in Nigeria, located at Tudun Wada area of Kaduna South local government of Kaduna state, North-Western Nigeria.

It was established in 1956 as Kaduna Technical Institute after the British Government accepted the upgrading of Yaba Higher College to a technical institute and also proposed the establishment of technical institutes in Kaduna and Enugu through the recommendation of the Higher Education Commission.

15. Federal Polytechnic Idah

The Federal Polytechnic, Idah is founded on the Philosophy of "Technology for Self Relieance". In other words, it is built to build job creators rather than job seekers. Since its establishment in 1977, the Polytechnic has been striving to keep faith with this vision with the view to meeting the aspirations and dreams of the founding fathers. The foregoing being a top priority, the Polytechnic is currently in another era of transformation with a six-point plan of action: staff and student welfare and security, administrative and academic development; infrastructural development, prudent management of financial resources and internal revenue generation.

16. Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji

Imo State polytechnic the place you want to be? If you value very small class sizes, close connections with faculty and fellow students, innovations, and a challenging yet supportive academic environment with broad undergraduate research and skill acquisition opportunities, then Imo State Polytechnic is the place to be.

With over 10,000 talented undergraduate students and over 2000 vibrant, youthful and talented workforce, the Polytechnic is known for its stimulating, resourceful, technology-oriented, and collaborative environment in the classroom, on and off-campus, and all over the federation.

17. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana

Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic is a renowned institution based on a distinctive and attractive campus that provides top quality academic, social, and cultural facilities to students. The polytechnic is ranked the best polytechnics in Nigeria and is consistently in the top set of the institution for student satisfaction.

The philosophy of the polytechnic is embodied in her MOTTO which is "Skill For Technological Freedom". The philosophy is principally aimed at inculcating in students and staff the discipline of hard work to be able to acquire both the practical and theoretical skills necessary for self-reliance.

 18. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic

 Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic is one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria. Their focus is to provide enabling environment and up to date learning opportunities for their students to excel academically, intellectually, socially, and politically in today's dynamics of the socio-economic system.

19. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo

The polytechnic was established by edict in 1979 with the name The Polytechnic, Owo by the outgoing Military Governor Sunday Tuoyo. Executive Governor Adekunle Ajasin began to operate the polytechnic immediately he took office in early 1980. It was renamed Ondo State Polytechnic in 1990. By 2010 the polytechnic had over 4,000 students.

The polytechnic has several departments in the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Technology, LEMS, etc. It has a mandate of training and developing techniques in Applied Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Accounting, Commerce, and Home Economics.

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