Directory of Nigerian Polytechnics

In addition to several Federal-owned, State-owned and Privately-held universities; Nigeria also has more than 60 Colleges of Education; and a host of tertiary technical and vocational institutions and colleges.

Technical education is offered in institutions that are higher education in level, but non-university in status. Polytechnics, monotechnics (single-discipline training), technical colleges and colleges of education, of agriculture and of health technology all provide higher technical education and training. Monotechnic colleges provide instruction in a single technical subject; and thus are very specialised institutions.

With the exception of colleges of education, which itself is overseen by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE); the rest of the technical higher institutions are overseen by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Brief history
The Federal Government had established the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) by Act 9 of January 1977; in response to the acute shortage of technical manpower which was a major constraint towards the execution of the then Third National Development Plan on education in 1975-80.

The NBTE was then saddled with overseeing the training of, and accreditation of academic programmes in all Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) institutions. These institutions were to train middle-level technical manpower, and provide practical training.

There are currently, as at October 2012, 110 approved tertiary technical institutions and 159 technical colleges under the purview of the Board including 74 Polytechnic and 27 Monotechnic Colleges, 36 Colleges of Agriculture, 50 Colleges of Health Technology, 16 Other Specialised Institutions, 71 IEIs and VEIs and 132 Technical Colleges.

Entry Qualifications
Entry into non-university higher education institutions is based on performance in both the SSCE (with a minimum of 4 credits at not more than two sittings) and in the Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (MPCE) Examination conducted by JAMB.

Polytechnics and institutes of technology award the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) on the successful completion of a two-year programme. The Higher National Diploma (HND) can be taken as a two-year programme following the completion of the Ordinary Higher Diploma and one year of relevant work experience.

The Professional Diploma is open to holders of the HND and takes at least eighteen months post-HND to complete. The Professional Diploma allows for progression to Masters level nationally. Colleges, universities, specialised training institutes and professional bodies offer various certificates and diplomas that may be obtained after one, two or three years. Many of the colleges now award degrees (Bachelor of Technology).

General Information
The schools' academic year runs from October to September. English Language, the official lingua fraca in Nigeria, which is also the language of instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to phD level, is the medium of instruction.

Directory Listing of Polytechnics (Federal, State & Private) in Nigeria:

  1. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1007, Unwana-Afikpo, Ebonyi State
    Founded: 1981.

  2. Auchi Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 13, Auchi, Edo State.
    Tel: 057-200148
    Founded: 1973

  3. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 5351, Ado-Ekiti,
    Founded: 1977

  4. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 0231, Bauchi, Bauchi State.
    Tel: 077-43630
    Founded: 1979.

  5. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 55, Bida, Niger State.
    Tel: 066-461707
    Founded: 1977.

  6. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1006, Damaturu, Yobe State.

  7. Federal Polytechnic,
    Ede, Osun State.

  8. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1037, Idah, Kogi State.
    Tel: 058-800128
    Founded: 1977.

  9. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 50, Ilaro, Ogun State.
    Tel: 039-40005
    Founded: 1979.

  10. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1012, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State.
    Founded: 1983.

  11. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 35, Mubi, Adamawa State.
    Tel: 075-82771
    Founded: 1979.

  12. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 001 Nasarawa, Nassarawa State.
    Tel.: 047-66707.

  13. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1036, Nekede-Owerri, Imo State.
    Founded: 1978.

  14. Federal Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 420 Offa, Kwara State.
    Founded: 1992.

  15. Federal Polytechnic, Oko,
    Orumba North LGA, Anambra State.
    Tel: 046-911144
    Founded: 1979.

  16. Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic,
    Kazaure, Jigawa State.

  17. Kaduna Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 2021, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
    Tel: 062-211551
    Founded: 1968.

  18. Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic,
    B/Kebbi, Kebbi State.

  19. Yaba College of Technology,
    P.M.B 2011, Yaba, Lagos State.
    Tel: 01-800160
    Founded: 1948.

  20. Federal Polytechnic,
    Bali, Taraba State

  21. Federal Polytechnic,
    Ekowe, Bayelsa State

  1. Abdu Gusau Polytechnic,
    Talata-Mafara, Zamfara State.

  2. Abia State Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 166; Aba, Abia State.

  3. Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic,

  4. Adamawa State Polytechnic,
    P.M.B. 2146, Yola. Adamawa State.

  5. Akwa-Ibom State College of Art and Science,

  6. Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1200; Ikot-Osurua

  7. Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo
    P.M.B. 2215, Oturkpo, Benue State.
    Founded: 1976.

  8. Delta State Polytechnic,

  9. Delta State Polytechnic,

  10. Delta State Polytechnic,

  11. Edo State Institute of Management and Technology,

  12. Gateway ICT Institute,
    Itori, Ewekoro, Ogun State.

  13. Gateway ICT Polytechnic,
    Igbesa, Ogun State.

  14. Gateway ICT Polytechnic,
    Saapade, Ogun State.

  15. Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 2052, Katsina State.
    Tel: 065-32816
    Founded: 1983.

  16. Imo State Polytechnic,

  17. Institute of Management & Technology (IMT),
    P.M.B 01079, Enugu, Enugu State.
    Tel: 042-250416
    Founded: 1973.

  18. Jigawa State Polytechnic,

  19. Kano State Polytechnic,

  20. Kogi State Polytechnic,

  21. Kwara State Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 1375, Ilorin, Kwara State.
    Tel: 031-221441
    Founded: 1972.

  22. Lagos State Polytechnic,

  23. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 2210, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
    Tel: 039-241274
    Founded: 1977.

  24. Nasarawa State Polytechnic,

  25. Niger State Polytechnic,
    Zungeru; Niger State.
    Tel.: 066- 710380.

  26. Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic,
    Zaria, Kaduna State.

  27. Osun State College of Technology,
    P.M.B 1011 Ijebu-Jesa,
    Esa-Oke, Osun state.

  28. Osun State Polytechnic,

  29. Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi;
    P.M.B 02023, Bukuru, Plateau State.
    Founded: 1978.

  30. Ramat Polytechnic,
    Maiduguri, Borno State.

  31. Rivers State Polytechnic,

  32. Rivers State College of Arts and Science,
    Rumola, Port Harcourt.

  33. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic,  (formerly Ondo State Polytechnic);
    P.M.B 1019, Owo, Ondo State.
    Founded: 1980.

  34. Sokoto State Polytechnic,

  35. Taraba State Polytechnic,

  36. The Polytechnic,
    P.M.B 22, U. I. Post Office,
    Ibadan, Oyo State.
    Founded: 1961.

  37. The Polytechnic,
    Ijebu Igbo

  38. Yobe State Polytechnic,

  1. Allover Central Polytechnic,
    Sango-Ota, Ogun State.

  2. Crown Polytechnic,

  3. Dorben Polytechnic,
    Bwari, FCT.

  4. Fidei Polytechnic,
    Gboko, Benue State.

  5. Grace Polytechnic,
    Surulere, Lagos State.

  6. Interlink Polytechnic

  7. Lagos City Polytechnic,

  8. Lighthouse Polytechnic,

  9. Our Saviour Institute of Science Agric and Technology,

  10. Ronik Polytechnic,

  11. Universal College of Technology,
    Adedoyin Way, Nitel Road, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
    Tel: (234) (0) 803-717-7592

  12. Wolex Polytechnic,
    Ikeja, Lagos State.

  13. Heritage Polytechnic,
    Ikot Udota, Eket, Akwa Ibom State.

  14. Temple Gate Polytechnic
    Aba, Abia State

  15. Interlink Polytechnic,
    IJebu-Jesa, Osun State.

  16. Covenant Polytechnic,
    Aba, Abia State

  17. Tower Polytechnic
    Ibadan, Oyo State
DISCLAIMER: The above list was correct as at the time of publishing (October, 2012). Study & Scholarships is NOT responsible for any incompleteness as new schools may be created from time to time.
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SOURCE: NBTE: List of Institutions with contact addresses under the purview of NBTE - 2012; UTME Brochure 2012-2013. At all times, see NBTE website for most current list.


  1. Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke Osun State. P.M.B 1011 Ijebu-Jesa

    1. Hi @Annonymous, thanks for your info. We know new schools may spring up, or old ones may close down. So we keep on updating the list to be relevant. Will be adding the school you posted shortly. Cheers!

  2. The whole directory list has just been re-written and updated with classification into federal, state and private-owned polytechnics. Hope you like it.

  3. All cliches in one move, thanks so much for the exact info i was looking for.

  4. Uyo city polythecnic,nduetong oku p.m.b 1056,akwa-ibom state

    1. @Promiz is this a state or a private polytechnic?