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List of Federal, State and Private Polytechnics in Edo State – NBTE Approved

Edo State is blessed with higher institutions ranging from Primary to secondary and most importantly, higher institutions. Edo State like other states have prioritized education as the future of the state hence the need for more funding of this sector.

In this post, I will be harping succinctly on the list of NBTE licensed and approved Polytechnics in Edo State and how you can apply for their programmes. It is not just enough to search for schools in Edo State, rather redefine your search query to be list of licensed and approved Polytechnics in Edo State, Nigeria.

The list of schools here will contain all Private Polytechnics in Edo State, State Polytechnic as well as Federal Polytechnic if there is any. Let it be known that not all states are having federal polytechnics because it is assumed indigenes from the state can make use of the catchment area policy introduced by the Federal government where the state that has a Federal Polytechnic within the region of the state that doesn’t serve as a catchment area for them. For instance, you can read through Edo State Polytechnic catchment area to get a glimpse of the above explanation.
Edo State

The list of Polytechnics in Edo State cannot be overemphasized because candidates all over Nigeria where Edo State indigenes reside are always in search of private, state and federal Polytechnics within their state. Candidates with rich parents or guardians are often interested in the private Polytechnics in Edo State or its catchment area while others with modest financial status have lesser options thereby going for state and federal Polytechnics (if there is) in the state.

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The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board JAMB every year makes available, the JAMB registration forms for candidates eligible to participate in the exam and candidates (most from Edo State catchment area) are always in search of the list of Polytechnics in their state they can apply for and how to go about it. If you fall within this category then this information is for you. Before you select the preferred institution, you need to understand that schools within your catchment area would do you better than harm, that is, you stand a higher chance of gaining admission into any school within Edo State catchment area than when you apply for schools outside the catchment area of your state.

Now I will be putting you through the list of Polytechnics in Edo State. In as much as this info is more beneficial for fresh students seeking admission into Edo State Polytechnic, other individuals from different walks of life would need it for reference purposes.

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The followings are what you ought to have gained upon reading through this post;

  1. Knowing the list of all private Polytechnics in Edo State
  2. List of state Polytechnic in Edo State
  3. List of federal Polytechnic in Edo State (If there is)
  4. Admission requirement into schools in Edo


There are 2 major requirements for admission into all Polytechnics in Edo State irrespective of whether it is a private or state Polytechnic.

  1. You must have obtained a minimum of 5 credit passes as it is relevant to your course of study, Check HERE for the list of approved courses and their correct subject combinations as approved by JAMB.
  2. You must score up to the minimum required cut off mark to be eligible to participate in their post UTME screening exercise.

Satisfying the above criteria would automatically grant you the eligibility status for applying for admission. As said above, this is the general requirement for admission into all all private, state and federal Polytechnics in Edo State as approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB).

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In order of hierarchy, I will be listing the list of schools in Edo State till date


  • Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State


  • Edo State Polytechnic (Formerly Edo State Institute of Technology and Management)


  • Kings Polytechnic, Ubiaja, Edo State
  • Lighthouse Polytechnic, Sunshine Hills Evbuobanosa, Km 3, Asaba Road, P.M.B. 1724, Benin City, Edo State
  • Shaka Polytechnic, No1 Prince Shaka Momodu Street, Ogiso, Off M.M. Way, P.M.B. 1240, Benin City, Edo State.

In summary of the above, there are currently five (5) Polytechnics in Edo State made up of federal, state and private Polytechnics, that is, 1 federal, 1 state and 3 privately owned Polytechnic. Each with their various strengths and weaknesses in various fields. All you need do is visit their portal to apply if you meet their requirement.