How Many State Polytechnics Are in Nigeria?


There are 49 state polytechnics in Nigeria. The first and oldest state-owned polytechnic in Nigeria is the Institute of Management and Technology popularly known as IMT located in Enugu which was established in 1965.

Management of state polytechnics in Nigeria

As stated in our previous post, ownership of polytechnic lies in federal, state, and private hands. Management of state polytechnics is in the hand of state governments in Nigeria.

Nearly all the 36 state governments have poly managed and supervised by the state’s ministry of education. Some state governments have up to three polytechnics e.g Delta state.


Courses in state polytechnics

Just like federal polytechnics, skill-based courses are offered by the state polytechnics e.g Mass Communication, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering etc

Below is a full list of state polytechnics in Nigeria, where they are located, and the year of establishment:

Name of InstitutionsLocationYear of Establishment
Institute of Management and Technology (IMT)Enugu, Enugu State1965
The Polytechnic IbadanIbadan, Oyo State1970
Kwara State Polytechnic, IlorinIlorin, Kwara State1973
Benue State PolytechnicUgbokolo, Benue State1976
Kano State Polytechnic, KanoKano, Kano State1976
Ramat Polytechnic, MaiduguriMaiduguri, Borno State1976
Imo State Polytechnic, UmuagwoOhaji Owerri, Imo State1978
Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-LadiJos, Plateau State1978
Moshood Abiola PolytechnicAbeokuta, Ogun State1979
Rufus Giwa PolytechnicOwo, Ondo State1979
Anambra State PolytechnicMgbakwu,  Anambra State1980
Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic (HUK)Katsina, Nigeria1983
Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, BauchiBauchi, Bauchi State1988
Ken Sarowiwa PolytechnicBori, Rivers State1988
Nuhu Bamalli PolytechnicZaria Kaduna State1989
Adamawa State PolytechnicYola, Adamawa State1991
Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic,Ikot OsuruaIkot -Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State1991
igawa State Polytechnic, DutseDutse, Jigawa State1991
Niger State PolytechnicZungeru, Niger State1991
Osun State College of Technology(OSCOTECH)Esa – Oke, Osun State1991
Port-Harcourt PolytechnicPort-Harcourt, Rivers State1991
Abdu Gusau PolytechnicTalata Mafara, Zamfara State1992
Osun State PolytechnicIree, Osun State1992
Kogi State PolytechnicLokoja Kogi State1993
Nasarawa State College of Agriculture and TechnologyLafia, Nasarawa State1996
Akwa Ibom State College of Art & ScienceNung Ukim, Akwa Ibom State1997
Umaru Ali Shinkafi PolytechnicSokoto, Sokoto State2000
Zamfara State College of Arts and ScienceGusau, Zamfara State2000
Isa Mustapha Agwai PolytechnicLafia, Nasarawa State2001
Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-UkuOgwashi-Uku, Delta State2002
Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-OgharaOtefe-Oghara, Delta State2002
Edo State Polytechnic, UsenBenin City, Edo State2002
Mai-Idris Alooma PolytechnicGeidam, Yobe State2002
Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State2004
D.S. Adegbenro ICT PolytechnicItori-Ewekoro, Ifo, Ogun State.2004
Gateway PolytechnicSaapade Estate, Isara Ode-Remo, Ogun State2004
Ogun State Institute of TechnologyIgbesa, Ogun State2004
Cross River State Institute of Technology And Management (CRITM)Ugep, Cross River State, Nigeria2012
Adeseun Ogundoyin PolytechnicEruwa, Oyo State2013
Oke-Ogun PolytechnicShaki, Oyo State2013
Bayelsa State PolytechnicAleibiri, Ekeremor, Bayelsa State2014
Binyaminu Usman PolytechnicHadejia, Jigawa State2016
Delta State School of Marine TechnologyBurutu, Warri, Delta State2017
Enugu State PolytechnicIwollo, Enugu State2017
Taraba State PolytechnicSuntai, Taraba State2017
Ogun State Polytechnic, IpokiaIpokia, Ogun State2018
Oyo State College of Agriculture and TechnologyIgbo Ora2018
Ekiti State College of Agriculture and TechnologyIsan Ekiti, Ekiti State2021


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Ogun State Government is yet to decide on the fate of Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, following the reinstatement of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta.

The former Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, is now known as Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia.

Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, was formerly called Ibarapa Polytechnic until its renaming.

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