Polytechnics in Nigeria do more of practicals than universities when you compare their teaching curriculum. These academic institutions offer various courses which inturn imparts useful knowledge that can aid students in life. The difference between Nigerian universities and federal polytechnics is in the manner that lecturers teach students.
While universities do more of theory, courses offered in Nigerian polytechnics are mostly more of practicals. Another difference exist in their tuition fee. It is known that both state and federal polytechnics in Nigeria school fees are more affordable than universities in the country. This should not deter applicants or students in choosing any as both offer standard qualitative education.
It is important to note that these federal schools have been fully approved by the National Board for Technical Education, (NBTE) and from our findings, there are 21 federal accredited Polytechnics in Nigeria. Although most students would prefer going to the university, admission into a polytechnic is more easier and that’s why it’s no surprise to find students in their numbers entering into these institutions.
List of Accredited Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria
Below is a list of all accredited Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria that offer quality education and are academic excellence.
3. Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti
Federal polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti is one of the top 10 ranked polytechnics in the country with the best lecturers who offer quality education. This school was at first a College of Technology, it was in 1979 when it was upgraded to an accredited polytechnic.
In terms of students enrolling in the school, the poly has admitted over 9,000 students into various departments within its campus. You will find various professional certificate courses being taught at this institution of learning. No wonder students troop in their thousands to get admission at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti to enroll as both full-time or part-time National Diploma courses.
4. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
Recently, Fedpoly Bauchi got NBTE accreditation for 53 courses to add to the already existing courses of study available at the school. The Rector was positive in speech when he added over 19 additional academic programmes at ND and HND levels for students who are interested to enter Fedpoly and study their dream course.
Here at the ccourses and departments in BAUCHIPOLY
- Agricultural Engineering / Technology
- Agricultural Technology
- Architectural Technology
- Banking And Finance
- Building Technology
- Business Administration and Management
- Chemical Engineering TechnologyComputer ScienceElectrical / Electronic Engineering
- Estate Mangement And Valuation
- Food Technology
- Hospitality Management
- Leisure And Tourism management
- Mass Communication
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Mechatronics Engineering TechnologyOffice Technology And Management
- Public Administration
- Quantity Surveying
- Science Laboratory Technology
- Surveying and Geo-Informatics
5. Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger
The Federal Polytechnic Bida was fomally a college of technology when it was established in 1977 before it assumed full status as a good northern poly to attend in Nigeria in 1979.
The Polytechnic began with 211 pioneer students including 44 staff at the begining of the school’s first academic session in 1978. You can find Federal Polytechnic, Bida along the Bida Doko road. You can check their website for more information of this college.
6. Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Yobe
This is another top federal polytechnic that is located in the northern region of the country and is dully approved to attend. Some of the courses offered in this institution include:
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Surveying and Geo-informatics
- Science and Laboratory Technology
- Office Technology and management
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Electrical/Electronics Engineering
- Computer Science
- Chemical Engineering Technology
- Business Administration and Management
- Banking and Finance
7. Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun
It was founded in 1992, this school has ranked among the best major Federal Polytechnic in the country. The college objective was to provide quality learning to its students by providing full-time or part-time courses, including first hand training in Technology, Applied science and Management studies etc.
8. Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi
Established in 1979, the Federal Polytechnic, Idah was among the 10 Polytechnics created by the Nigerian Military Government and has been dully approved to function since then. The school started with 220 students and 11 pioneer academic staff.
9. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun
The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun state is a citadel of learning that was founded in July 25, 1979. This academic institution have faculties that train students is various disciplines. Faculties such as Engineering, Communication and Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Management Studies and Pure Sciences are just a few accredited faculties in this school.
10. Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara
This school was established under the administration of former president Shehu Shagari. This school is one of the best in Northern Nigeria, admitting more than 4,000 students in various departments and faculties. The Federal Polytechnic, Namoda is currently located in Zamfara state.
11. Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa
The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi was created to advance free education in the north-eastern part of Nigeria where education is lacking. Located in Mubi, Adamawa State, this school has what it takes to be among the best federal polytechnic in Northern Nigeria.
12. Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa
Another Nigerian Federal Polytechnic that serves the good people of Nasarawa and has well qualified lecturers that offer advanced practical knowledge to their students. The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa was created on the 1st of July, 1983 to cater for the academic needs of the state.
13. Federal Polytechnic, Nekede-Owerri
This school is one of the best federal polytechnics in Nigeria that is well equipped and offers academic excellence in its dealings. This is due to the efforts of its current rector, lecturers and staff in the institution.
14. Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara
Kwara polytechnic is another Nigerian tertiary institution located in Kwara state. Founded in 1992, the polytechnic offers accredited courses in both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma at undergraduate levels.
15. Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra
If you are looking for a top federal poly in the south east to attend, then federal polytechnic, Oko should be your choice of study as applications from eligible candidates for admission into the Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes and that of National Diploma (ND) programmes is open. Their academic session is one of the fastest in the country.
16. Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure
17. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.
18. Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, B/Kebbi
19. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos
Yaba Tech is one of the highly rated colleges established in Nigeria. This technical college was established to train students in engineering, technology, Management studies, sciences, and Art & Design. Yaba Tech is located in Lagos state.
20. Federal Polytechnic, Bali, Taraba
21. Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa
The Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa state was established to train students that are willing to work in the oil, gas and environmental sector. The institution is seen as the first school to advance the study of oil and gas in the country.