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.

Top 20 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

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