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Best Polytechnics in Nigeria (Latest Webometric Ranking)

The ranking by Webometric has revealed the top 55 polytechnics in Nigeria. The best of these are Yaba College of Technology, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro and Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, which comprise 33% each. Laspotech emerged as #1 among state-owned institutions with excellence rank at 80%.

The four factors considered were:

  1. Openness Rank
  2. Impact Rank
  3. Presence Score
  4. excellence rank. 

These scores were then combined to calculate an overall Rank.

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Best Polytechnics In Nigeria Based on Webometric 2022 Latest Ranking

1. Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has been a well-recognized institution providing quality education since it was established in 1947. The school attained autonomous and independent status in 1969 provide full time or part-time courses for students interested in various majors such as technology applied science commerce management to industrial needs relevant to Nigeria’s technical-vocational, and industrial challenges 

The college also prides itself on being an educational leader both within its own country and outside to set the pace to model other colleges around Africa.

2. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro 

Federal Polytechnics, Ilaro is a prestigious institution in Nigeria that offer courses for skilled professionals. The polytechnic was established in 1979. Since then, it has gained popularity due to the wide range of professional programs it provides, including engineering, environmental studies, communication & information technology management studies pure applied sciences, among others.

3. Lagos State Polytechnic

Lagos State Polytechnic, an institution that offers both National Diploma and Higher National Certificate courses at undergraduate levels, has been recognized as one of the leading institutions in Nigeria for its high-level programs, with graduates being employed all over Lagos state and Nigeria.

4. Auchi Polytechnic

Auchi Polytechnic is one of the leading polytechnical institutions in Nigeria, with over 10 thousand students enrolled at Auchi. It was first established as a Federal Technological Institute by decree 1963. It became operational that same year on July 1st for Engineering courses offering Diploma or Certificate programs, allowing graduates to seek employment anywhere within federal government departments.

5. Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti is one of the second-generation Polytechnics established by law, through Decree No. 33 of July 1979. The polytechnic was first founded in 1977 as a College of Technology in Jos, Plateau State. It was later moved to Akure, Ondo State by the then Federal Military Government, which was in line with the Federal government harmonization plan of all Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria. 

It was later translated from a College of Technology into a full-fledged Polytechnic in July 1979. It was renamed the polytechnic of Ado Ekiti after the Ekiti state independence in Oct. 1999. The polytechnic is known for its skill acquisitions curriculum which has helped many students to become job creators.

6. Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri

The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede is a federal government-owned higher institution located in Nekede, Owerri West local government area in Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria.

Federal Polytechnic, Nekede has 5 schools(faculties) of study namely; 

  • School of Engineering Technology(SET)
  • School of Industrial and Applied Science(SIAS)
  • School of Business Management Technology(SBMT)
  • School of Humanities and Social Science(SHSS)
  • School of Environmental Development Technology(SEDT).

7. Federal Polytechnic, Ede

The Federal Polytechnic, Ede is a Nigerian university that was established in the year 1992. It’s located in Ede with its main campus at Osun State, where it has continuously improved on standard every year since then.

8. Petroleum Training Institute Effurun

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

9. Osun State Polytechnic, Iree

Osun State Polytechnic Iree is a state-owned institution of higher learning in Osun, Nigeria. It was formerly known as the OSPOLY. It became autonomous on October 12th 1992, after Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke signed into law establishing this polytechnical school alongside his efforts with The Polytechnic at Esa Oké, also located within the capital city limits. Iree’s facility now houses both part-time & full-time students alike who are interested in education and careers. In addition, DPT programs exist for those looking to earn credit while still working, which attract many students to study and work.

10. Ibadan Polytechnic

Ibadan Polytechnic is one of the prestigious institutions in Ibadan. It was founded to provide an alternative higher education for those who could not gain admission into universities, specifically technical skill acquisition courses. As a result, the polytechnical college has produced many prominent Nigerians.

11. Federal Polytechnic, Oko

Federal Polytechnic, Oko is a Nigerian polytechnic based in Anambra State. It was previously known as the College of Arts Science and Technology (CAST). The school has been ranked among Nigeria’s best polytechnics, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to get into their desired field.

12. The Institute of Management Technology, Enugu

The Institute of Management Technology, Enugu is a polytechnic college located in Enugu State that has received rankings as one the best schools for engineering and technology programs. It’s an excellent choice if you are interested in learning how to manage people or companies with modern technologies!

13. Federal Polytechnic Bida

Federal Polytechnic Bida is a Federal Government institution that was established in 1977. Federal Polytechnic Bida has seven faculties, 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.

The school also offers degrees like Engineering Technology or General Studies. Still, suppose those aren’t quite what you’re looking for, maybe. In that case, they have something more interesting on offer – namely, Financial studies where students can learn about finance from an applied angle (applying skills learned within this field) AND purely academically study how markets function…and communicate effectively.

14. The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)

The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, also known as MAPOLY, is a tertiary learning institution in Abeokuta. It’s one of the best polytechs in Nigeria and has been named as such by 2021 rankings! 

The polytechnic was formally established in 1980 as Ogun State Polytechnic during the military administration of Harris Eghagha, but the first set of 220 students was admitted in January 1979. The Ojere campus sits on 960 hectares with rolling land bound to its south by river-side borders, which make up about half its area.

15. Kaduna Polytechnic

Kaduna Polytechnic is one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria and an early-established institution located at the Tudun Wada area within Kaduna South local government. Established as a Technical Institute after Yaba Higher College received an upgrade with the proposal by HEC Commission, this polytechnic has been providing students with those interested in educational and professional excellence since 1956!

16. Federal Polytechnic, Idah

The Federal Polytechnic, Idah, is one of the best polytechnics in Nigeria. The philosophy behind this institution was to provide job creators rather than just seekers and since its establishment back in 1977.

The Federal Polytechnic, Idah is a selfless institution founded on the Philosophy of “Technology for Self Reliance”.

17. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi

18. Air Force Institute of Technology Nigeria

19. Federal Polytechnic Offa

20. Kwara State Polytechnic Ilori

21. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua

22. Abia State Polytechnic

23. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana

24. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa

25. Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji

26. Polytechnic Ibadan

27. Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic

28. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo

29. Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi

30. Delta State Polytechnic Otefe Oghara

31. Gateway ICT Polytechnic Saapade GAPOSA

32. Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja

33. Edo State Polytechnic Usen

34. Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola

35. Crown Polytechnic

36. Igbajo Polytechnic

37. Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic

38. Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi Uku

39. Heritage Polytechnic

40. AllOver Central Polytechnic

41. Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo

42. Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic

43. Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse

44. Polytechnic Ife

45. Covenant Polytechnic Aba

46. Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri

47. Lagos City Polytechnic

48. Temple Gate Polytechnic

49. Interlink Polytechnic

50. Prime Polytechnic

51. Tower Polytechnic

52. Fidei Polytechnic Gboko

53. Federal Polytechnic Mubi

54. Dorben Polytechnic

55. Temple Gate Polytechnic Aba.

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Oladoyin Falana, a graduate of OAU, is an SEO Specialist, and IT business developer. He is the owner and content editor of, a platform that focuses on providing information on career, recruitment updates, exams, and admission updates, including general (How-to) information.
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