Top 10 Best Polytechnics In Nigeria (2021)

best polytechnics in Nigeria
best polytechnics in Nigeria

Which Polytechnics are the best polytechnics in Nigeria? The Nigerian Polytechnic structure is one of the most looked-down field in the country as far as tertiary education is concerned, but in terms of performance, this notion begs to differ.

You see, studies show that people with a polytechnic background arguably perform better when compared to their University counterparts, in their respective fields.

In fact, in Nigeria, there are some topnotch and clear cut highly performing Polytechnics that can give even the best Nigerian Universities, a run for their money.

If you are looking for a good polytechnic to go to, or to send your wards to, then you have come to the right place.

In this article, we are going to consider ten (10) of the best Nigerian Polytechnics, what they have to offer and what you stand to gain by indulging in their services. 

We hope that by the end of this piece, every reader would have a profound understanding of the important roles polytechnics play in the country and the educational system, and also the benefits they offer.

We also hope that every reader gains a deeper knowledge concerning the hierarchy of the Polytechnics. 

For this ranking list, our researchers have taken into consideration a series of factors and information, including performance reviews, student feedback, non-educational necessities, school fees and so on.


Top 10 Best Polytechnics In Nigeria

10. Institute of Management Technology (Enugu)

Earlier in the decade, the school was recognized as one of the very best of it its kind, a reputation it upholds till this very day.

Located in Enugu state in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, the school which was founded in 1973, stands as one of the many academic beacon of light in that area.

For new entries, the school fees is a little under NGN70,000.

9. Petroleum Training Institute, PTI (DELTA STATE)

Petroleum Training Institute, popularly known as PTI, is located in the Efurun area, in Delta state. This highly specialized technical institution has produced many great engineers especially in the oil and gas industry, that this country has ever known.

Like the Institute of Management Technology in Enugu state, the Petroleum Institute of Technology (PTI), was also formed in the year 1973 as a must-do for anyone who wanted to work in the field.

It is no wonder that the school maintained a high standard even till this day. The school offers a myriad of engineering and petroleum engineering related courses.

If you want to join this institution, you would pay a total of NGN70,000 to NGN82,000 entry fee (all fees included), depending on the nature of your program.

8. Federal Polytechnic, Ede

Located in Ede, Osun state in the western region of the country, The Federal Polytechnic is owned and controlled by the Nigerian government.

Contrary to the general Nigerian Belief that anything owned or managed by the government is sub-par, the Federal Polytechnic at Ede continues to evolve and improve in itself, providing one of the best education environments and services rarely seen in most polytechnics in the country.

A fee of 25k to 47k NGN is paid on entry depending on program.

7. Federal Polytechnic Oko and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun

We have a tie at number seven; Moshood Abiola Poly or Mapoly is ranked 7th on our list, along with the Federal Polo in Oko, Anambra State. Besides their similarities in Tuition and non-tuition fees, the schools also provide similar quality of topnotch education.

6. Poly Ibadan (OYO)

The sixth best polytechnic in Nigeria is Poly Ibadan. Polytechnic Ibadan is located in the capital city of Oyo state, the same city that is home to the Legendary University of Ibadan.

The school serves as a second option to does who are not able to afford or acquire a university degree. Poly Ibadan provides a more technical hands-on learning experience to her students at an affordable price range of NGN25,000 to NGN50,000.

The prices may vary in respect to the course and Nature of the intended program. This is quite cheap, especially when compared to its University counterpart in the state.

The school which was founded in the year 1970, has built a reputation and standard that it has never wavered from over the decades.


The Lagos state Poly is State-owned, and you can find it at the Ikorodu LGA of Lagos state. The school is one of the best in the country, with a high graduate rate and an offering of various courses that are even undergraduate level.

The school fee is one of the cheapest in amongst the Nigerian polytechnics; at a little over NGN20,000. They still offer one of the best educational services nationwide.

4. Osun State Polytechnic (OSUN)

Formerly established to be an extension of the Ibadan Poly, the OSPOLY, as it is known today, was later officially declared as part of the Federal Polytechnic at Oke in Osun state after the then Governor signed a bill stating thusly.

The institution has gone on to be one of the top schools in the state, a state that is home to the prestigious OAU and Federal Poly, Ede.

From this, you can see how great this school is. The Icing on the cake however is its school fees for new entry, that goes for just NGN60,000.

3. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (OGUN)

Poly Ilaro is one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria. Sitting pretty in the heart of Ogun State is non-other that the Federal Poly Ilaro.

The school is the third on our list, and rightly so, it provides a wide variety of courses to choose from, the number of courses even rival those of a standard university.

Most importantly, the school is equipped with the right and current tools for the science related courses, giving students a deeper understanding of their respective courses.

NGN40,000 is all that every new student would have to pay in order to access the wonders of this Institution.

2. Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State

Generally known as Yaba Tech, is a higly acclaimed federal Institution that was established in the year 1947 and later gained autonomy back in 1969.

The school teaches and operates almost at a University level and is the best place for any technical aspirant to learn and build skills both in the sciences (Physical and Life sciences) and the arts. 

1. Auchi Poly, Edo State

Auchi polytechnic is the best polytechnic in Nigeria. No. 1 on our list is Auchi Poly, it is the biggest, the best and the post popular Polytechnic in Nigeria at the moment.

Located in Edo state, in the Southern part of Nigeria, the Polytechnic was established in the year 1963, making is among the first five (5) Polytechnics in the country.

Aside from being the oldest, Auchi Poly was Voted the best of its kind in the entire Country, a title that its over ten thousand (10,000) students, both part time and full time can attest to.

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