Full List Of Approved Federal Polytechnics In Nigeria

This is a comprehensive list of all the approved/accredited federal polytechnics in Nigeria currently. Polytechnics in the country are the second highest tertiary institutions of learning after universities, and they rank above monotechnics and colleges of education respectively.

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Just as the standard duration for studying in the universities is four years after which one obtains a Bachelor’s degree, the same applies to polytechnics where the first two years are spent bagging a National Diploma (ND) degree, while the last two years are for obtaining the Higher National Diploma (HND) degree.

There is no much difference between universities and polytechnics in Nigeria presently as a graduate from any of the two institutions is eligible for NYSC posting after spending the required four years of learning at any of both, and in terms of standard of education, the polytechnics in Nigeria are more practical in their curriculum and methods of teaching than the universities which are more theoretical in their approach.

Apart from that, University graduates are more favoured in the labour market mainly because they simply went to the university and not because they are more intelligent than their counterparts from the polytechnics, but irrespective of that, one sure way to become a graduate is to attend a good polytechnic if university education is not forth coming.

Nigerian polytechnics were established for the purposes of providing the society highly skilled manpower that will help develop the nation via skilled labour. This has always been the reason why polytechnic education is mainly focused on practical works. Federal polytechnics in Nigeria are very affordable and they are some of the very best in the country, little wonder the rush by many Nigerian students to attend these polytechnics that are owned by the Federal Government. This article contains the full list of all accredited federal polytechnics in Nigeria by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

FULL LIST OF APPROVED FEDERAL POLYTECHNICS IN NIGERIA CURRENTLY

There are twenty-eight (28) accredited Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria presently, and they are listed below:

AKANU IBIAM FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC UNWANA 

The Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic is located at Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State and it  was established by Decree No. 33 of 1979. The Polytechnic officially commenced academic activities in November 1981 and it has since continued to deliver quality education to its teeming undergraduates.

Courses offered at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Estate Mangement And Valuation
  • Food Technology
  • Glass/Ceramics Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Library and Information Science
  • Local Government Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Ceramics Technology
  • Horticulture and Landscape Technology.

AUCHI FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC

Auchi Federal Polytechnic is located in Auchi, Edo State. It is one of the oldest polytechnics in Nigeria, established in 1963 first as a technical college and later transformed into a fully-fledged polytechnic in 1973. This polytechnic is a leading academic institution in Nigeria known for its excellence over the years and it was established to train and produce highly skilled middle level manpower to build the nation’s economy across various sectors ranging from engineering to science and technology, environmental management, art and design, etc.

Courses offered at Auchi Federal Polytechnic include the following:

  • Accountancy/Accounting
  • Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering/Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Banking and Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry
  • Education and Computer Science
  • Education and Physics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Estate Management
  • Estate Mangement And Valuation
  • Fashion Design And Clothing Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Glass/Ceramics Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mineral And Petroleum Resources Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Photography
  • Polymer Technology
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  • Urban and Regional Planning.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ADO-EKITI

The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti was established in January 1977 in Jos, Plateau State. In 1978, it was moved by the Federal Government of Nigeria to Akure, Ondo State in order to maintain an equitable spread of Federal Government institutions among the states of the Federation.

In accordance with Decree 33 of 1979, its status was changed from that of a College of Technology to a full-fledged Polytechnic. In 1982, the Institution was once again relocated by the Federal Government to Ado-Ekiti, now the capital of Ekiti State. This was in order to pave way for the establishment of Federal University of Technology at its site in Akure.

By 1986, the movement of the institution to its permanent site was completed. The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti which had a pioneer student enrollment of 350 (full-time National Diploma) and 95 academic staff in 1978 now has over 10,000 students (full-time and part-time National Diploma and Higher National Diploma, Certificate and Professional programmes) and a total staff strength of about 1,500.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Fisheries Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Glass/Ceramics Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mineral And Petroleum Resources Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Purchasing And Supply
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BALI, TARABA STATE 

The Federal Polytechnic Bali was established after being approved by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday 14th March, 2007. Following the approval, the Federal Ministry of Education appointed a Ministerial Task Force to ensure a speedy take-off.

The Polytechnic commenced academic activities with the Admission of about 1605 students at the certificate level in the following programmes:

  • Certificate in Accounts and Audit Technology
  • Certificate in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Certificate in Building Engineering Technology
  • Certificate in Agricultural Technology
  • Certificate in Office Technology and Management
  • Certificate in Computer Technology
  • Remedial Programme in Science and Technology

Following a comprehensive Resource Inspection Visitation by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) carried out between 6th – 9th October, 2010, approval was granted to mount National Diploma Programmes in Accountancy and Statistics and in a subsequent accreditation visitation, between 29th June – 2nd July 2011 approval was granted to mount additional National Diploma programmes in Science Laboratory Technology, Office Technology and Management and Computer science in addition to a Pre-National Diploma programme in Science and Technology.

Based on the approval granted for the initial two programmes the polytechnic received its first batch of National Diploma students from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) who commenced lectures on 3rd January, 2011.

Presently the Polytechnic has a total staff strength of 351 made-up of 110 academic staff and 241 nonacademic (Both Senior and Junior).

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic, Bali, Taraba State include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC BAUCHI

The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi (FPTB), was established In July 1979 by decree number 33 (Act.33) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It occupies 750 hectares of land in Gwallameji village along Bauchi-Dass Road in Bauchi metropolis. Since inception, the Polytechnic has continued to grow in population and a number of programmes offered.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural And Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Animal Health And Production Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Food Technology
  • Forestry Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Leisure And Tourism Management
  • Library And Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Production Technology
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC BIDA, NIGER STATE 

The Federal Polytechnic Bida began in 1977 following the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to move to Bida the then Federal College of Technology, Kano. In the same year the first Principal Professor J. W. Brooks, a Canadian, was appointed on the 5th of September 1977.

The Bida College of Technology as it was called then embarked on the task of recruiting pioneer staff. The first academic session started April 1978 with 211 students and a staff strength of 11 senior staff and 33 junior staff. With the promulgation of Federal Polytechnic Decree number 33 of 1979, the Bida College of Technology automatically became The Federal Polytechnic Bida.

The permanent site of The Federal Polytechnic lies along Bida-Doko Road and covers a land area of about 400 hectares. Physical development of the site started in early 1979 and by October that same year, the administrative staff and some departments had moved to the permanent site. The development continued in phases and the polytechnic is housed comfortably in its permanent site today.

Courses offered at Federal Polytechnic Bida include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Hospitality Management
  • Leisure And Tourism Management
  • Library And Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying  And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC DAMATURU, YOBE STATE

The Federal Polytechnic Damaturu was established in May 1993 and it is located in Yobe State. This polytechnic was established in order to improve the conditions and quality of technical education in this north-eastern state.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking And Finance
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC EDE

The Federal Polytechnic Ede came into existence in February, 1992, vide Decree No. 33 of 25th July, 1979 as ammended by Decree 5 of 1993. The functions of the Polytechnic as specified in the decree are as follows:

To provide full-time or part-time courses of instructions and training in:

  • Technology, Applied Science, Commerce and Management, and such other fields of applied learning relevant to the needs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the areas of Industrial and Agricultural Production, Distribution and Research in the development and adoption of techniques, as the Academic Board and the Council may from time to time determine
  • To arrange conferences, seminars and study group relative to the field of learning specified in paragraph one above.
  • To perform such other functions as in the opinion of the Council which may serve to promote the objectives of the Polytechnic

The Polytechnic took over the old Baptist Teachers College from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which served as the Orientation Camp for the Corps members. This was achieved with the cooperation of Ede Local Government and Osun State Ministry of Education.

The responsibility for establishing and planning the take-off of the Polytechnic was vested in the Task Force committee constituted by the Federal Ministry of Education. In October 1992, interview for Senior Staff was conducted at the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) office, Ibadan, by the task force.

With the arrival of the Pioneer Rector, Chief Jimi Bamgbose from the United States of America, the Polytechnic took off properly in January 1993 and this subsequently paved way for the admission of 847 students (pioneer students) on 13th April, 1993.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Architectural Technology
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Food Technology
  • Geological Sciences
  • Hospitality Management
  • Leisure And Tourism Management
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying and Geo-Informatics.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC EKOWE, BAYELSA STATE

The Federal Polytechnic Oil and Gas, Ekowe, Bayelsa State was established through legislation by the 6th National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the Federal Polytechnic Act of 1990 as amended. It was assented into law by late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua (GCFR) in July 2007 but full implementation was in 2009. The Polytechnic is cited at the ancient Town of Ekowe (Ekeu) along the River Nun in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in the Oil & Gas rich Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria. The institution is the first Federal Government higher institution in the state.

National Diploma Courses offered at Federal Polytechnic Ekowe include the following:

  • Computer Science
  • Statistics
  • Sciences Laboratory Technology
  • Oil and Gas Processing Engineering Technology
  • Petroleum and Geosciences Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical/Marine Engineering Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Agriculture Economics and extension
  • Livestock and Fishery
  • Food Technology and Home Economics
  • Agronomy.

Certificate Courses in skills development offered at Federal Polytechnic Ekowe include the following:

  • Mechanical (Machining/Turning)
  • Electrical Wiring and Installations
  • Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
  • Cosmetology (Hair Dressing)
  • Make Up Craft
  • Decoration and Event Management
  • Catering and Hotel Management
  • Computer studies
  • Industrial safety and Security Management
  • Fisheries and Hatcheries
  • Laundry and Liquid soap Production
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Heliculture (Snail Farming) Acknowledgement tuition
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution Management
  • Pipe Fittings and Fabrication Technology (Onshore/Offshore)
  • Occupational Health Safety, Security and Risk Management (Onshore/Offshore Level 2 & 3)
  • Pipeline Inspection, Maintenance and Non-Destructive Test (Onshore/Offshore Level 1 & 2 American Standards).

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC IDAH, KOGI STATE 

The Federal Polytechnic, Idah was established via Decre 33 of July 1979 by the Federal Military Government of Nigeria. It commenced academic activities with just eleven academic staff, nineteen senior administrative members, eighty-six supporting staff members and 220 pioneer students on Monday, 28th November, 1977.

Courses offered at Federal Polytechnic Idah include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Food Technology
  • Foundry Engineering Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Leisure And Tourism Management
  • Library And Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ILARO, OGUN STATE 

Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun state was established by legislation on July 25, 1979. The school commenced academic activities on November 15, 1979. Presently, the school trains students in five schools or faculties, which are:

  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Management Studies, and
  • Pure and Applied Sciences.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILE-OLUJI 

The Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State was established by the Federal government in 2014.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji include:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cooperative Economics And Management
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Fisheries Technology
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC KAURA NAMODA, ZAMFARA STATE

The Federal Polytechnic, Namoda is located in Kaura-Namoda LGA, Zamfara State. It was established in June 1983 by President Shehu Shagari. The school has over 5,000 students.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic Kaura-Namoda include:

  • Accountancy
  • Architectural Technology
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE 

The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi is located in Adamawa State. It was established as one of the seven Polytechnics founded by the Federal Military Government by Decree No. 33 of 1979.

  • Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi include:
  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Animal Health And Production Technology.
  • Architectural Technology
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Food Technology
  • Forestry Technology
  • Horticultural Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Leisure And Tourism Management
  • Library And Information Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Production Technology.
  • Public Administration
  • Purchasing And Supply
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC NASSARAWA

The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa was established on 1st July, 1983 by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Courses offered at Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa include:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Art And Design
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Library And Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning.

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC NEKEDE, OWERRI, IMO STATE 

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State is widely regarded as one of the best Polytechnics in Nigeria. It was established in 1978 and has consistently delivered quality education since inception.

Courses offered at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede include the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Arts And Design
  • Banking And Finance
  • Building Technology
  • Business Administration And Management
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Estate Management And Valuation
  • Library And Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Office Technology And Management
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Statistics
  • Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  • Urban And Regional Planning.

Other Polytechnics owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria are as follows:

  • FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OFFA, KWARA STATE
  • FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OKO, ANAMBRA STATE
  • FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OF OIL AND GAS, BONNY, RIVERS STATE
  • FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC UKANA, AKWA IBOM STATE
  • HUSSAINI ADAMU FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC KAZAURE, JIGAWA STATE
  • KADUNA STATE POLYTECHNIC, KADUNA
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY, UROMI, EDO STATE
  • WAZIRI UMARU FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BIRNIN-KEBBI
  • YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, YABA, LAGOS
  • AIRFORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NAF BASE, KADUNA
  • PETROLEUM TRAINING INSTITUTE, EFFURUN, DELTA STATE
  • NIGERIAN ARMY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE.

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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