Private Polytechnics in Nigeria and their School Fees – 2021
It is often difficult to find reliable information about the cost of programmes at private polytechnics in Nigeria. Private Higher Institutions have been growing since their establishment, but there are still several issues that need addressing before they can be considered a viable alternative for school leavers and university graduates.
One major issue when considering attending a private higher institution in Nigeria is the lack of accurate costs for studying abroad or even obtaining an admission letter from one’s desired institution as these institutions do not all use uniform processes and many resorts to “last-minute tuition fee hikes which can amount to tens of thousands more than planned enrollment fees.”
Many Nigerian universities will also charge international students higher rates because of this same reason: it costs them more to study abroad.
- Dorben Polytechnic, Bwari, FCT
The Private polytechnics in Nigeria offer a form of higher education that is often not available at Nigerian universities. The institutions is the most expensive among their counterparts and do not require long years of waiting for admissions to open up because there are fewer applicants when compared to state-run schools. These factors make them popular amongst students who have attained the minimum requirements as well as those looking for an alternative educational path after graduating from high school.
Most private polytechnics charge about ₦100,000 per year, which includes tuition fees plus other miscellaneous costs such as books etc., though some may be more expensive and others much lower depending on the institution location.
Dorben Polytechnic, Bwari, school fees is ₦300,000 while those of the College of Technology in Abuja are around ₦250,000.
2. Covenant Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State
Covenant Polytechnics is a tertiary institution owned by the Congregation of Christian Brothers (Irish Catholic). It was established as an institute for teacher training under the auspices of the Nigerian government and became fully independent a few years ago. Today, Covenant offers courses that are accredited at both levels – certificate and degree- from its different Schools; these include School of Computing Science, School of Engineering Technology, School Of Environmental Management And Resources Conservation etc.
These schools offer various program including Diploma Program in Computer Sciences (DCS), National Certificate In Education program (NCEP) etc to train secondary school teachers through their Teacher Training Centre.
Tuition fee: ₦150,000 per year.
3. Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti school fees
Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, was founded a few years ago and is the only polytechnic that has been given a charter by the Nigerian government to run a B.Sc degree program in Environmental Management Technology (EMT).
The Faculty of Engineering offers courses at certificate, National Diploma level and Higher National Diploma levels while those with an interest in higher education can pursue various full-time programs like Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering etc.
Crown Polytechnics also have Centre For Continuing Education which offers short course programs as well as diploma and certificate program such as The Chartered Institute Of Building’s Associate Membership Examination (AMCE) Program; The Association of Professional Engineers Nigeria’s examination.
The tuition fee is ₦ 60,000 per year, including accommodation.
4. Ibadan city polytechnic school fees
Ibadan city polytechnic school fees are as follows:
The tuition fee is ₦ 60,000 per year, excluding accommodation.
Room rental for a new entrant is ₦ 15,000 (pro-rated) and the cost of rent increases with each consecutive year of study to a maximum ₦ 50, 000 in the final two years. A student will be charged an additional amount of N1000 per meal on days that breakfast or evening meals are served in the hostel dining hall.
5. Heritage Polytechnic, Ikot Udota, Eket, Akwa Ibom State:
Heritage Polytechnic, Ikot Udota, Eket, Akwa Ibom state school fees is as follows:
The tuition fee is ₦ 50,000 per semester.
Room rental for a new entrant is N500 per day and the cost of rent increases with each consecutive year of study to a maximum of N4000 in the final two years. A student will be charged an additional amount of ₦ 1000 per meal on days that breakfast or evening meals are served at the university dining hall.
6. Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo
Igbajo Polytechnic is a private institution which is located in the state of Lagos State.
Igbajo Polytechnic school fees is around 29,750.00 range to N45.500.00 per year.
The school accepts both male and female students into its courses. The courses offered are Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Geology/Geophysics/Hydrogeology, Civil engineering and Computer science.
7. Interlink Polytechnic, IJebu-Jesa, Osun State
The Interlink Polytechnic, IJebu-Jesa was established in 1992 as a result of the need for Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEs) to provide career opportunities for graduates with self-employed aspirations who were not able to pursue private academic studies due to lack of resources or funding.
Interlink Polytechnic, IJebu-Jesa, Osun State, school fee is around N40,000 to N42,000.
8. Kings Polytechnic Ubiaja, School Fees is reasonable.
The Kings Polytechnic Ubiaja was established a long time ago for the purpose of training and providing educational opportunities to those who are interested in teaching as a career profession or vocation.
Kings Polytechnic Ubiaja school fee is approximated to N107,000