A private polytechnic is a polytechnic owned and managed by individuals or a group of people, usually for profit. Private polytechnics are still the best because there is nothing like strike or an emergency break.
Private polytechnics also have the fastest calendar, and their admission is so easy and cheap compared to other polytechnics. However, school fees have been the major reason why students do not opt for private schools.
While private polytechnics might be the most expensive schools in Nigeria, there are still some private polytechnics whose school fees are cheap and affordable for Nigerian students.
Below are the lists of the cheapest private polytechnics in Nigeria with affordable school fees.
1. Lens Polytechnic Offa.
Lens Polytechnic is located in Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria. Their school fees excluding acceptance fee and other charges are between #75,000 and #90,000 per session.
2. Saf Polytechnic Iseyin.
Saf Polytechnic offers National Diploma (ND) programs that are duly accredited by NBTE. If you are from south-west Nigeria, then we recommend this school. Their fees are one of the cheapest private polytechnics in Nigeria, if not the cheapest.
3. Ondo City Polytechnic.
Ondo City Polytechnic is located at Ondo West local government area of Ondo State. Their school fees are between #80k and #90k per session.
4. Villanova Polytechnic.
Another private polytechnic that is cheap is Villanova Poly. This school is situated at Imesi Ile in Osun State, Nigeria. School fees are between #70k and #95k per session.
5. Crown Polytechnic.
Crown Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, is one of the best private polytechnics in Nigeria with fast academic programs. School fees is #60,000 per semester, and students are allowed to pay installments.
6. Temple Gate Polytechnic.
This institution is located at Aba, in Abia State. Temple Gate Polytechnic offers National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programs. School fees for the National Diploma as of the time of publishing this report is #65,000 per session, while for HND programs, school fees range from #70,000 and above per session. While the acceptance fee is only #30,000.
7. The Polytechnic Ojoku.
Ojoku Poly also tops the lists of the cheapest private polytechnics in Nigeria as tuition fees range between 70k and 95k per session, depending on the student program.
8. The Polytechnic Iresi.
Iresi Poly is a private polytechnic located in Iresi town in Osun State. The polytechnic offers programs with affordable tuition fees, and students are permitted to pay instalmentally. Their school fees are below #90,000 per session.
9. Novelty Polytechnic.
Novelty Polytechnic is one of Nigeria’s leading private institutions with cheap and affordable school fees. The school is situated on 1.2 km2 (122 hectares of land) at Km3, along Ilorin-Kaiama Road, Kishi, Oyo State, Nigeria. Their school fees for ND and HND are below #100,000 per session.
10. Eastern Polytechnic.
Eastern Polytechnic charges #40,000 per semester for the National Diploma (ND) programs and #50,000 per semester for the Higher National Diploma (HND) programs.
11. Foundation Polytechnic.
Foundation Polytechnic seems to be the cheapest amongst all the private polytechnics in Nigeria, as school fees per session for the first year is #51,250 exempting acceptance fees and other charges to be paid by students after being offered admission.
Foundation Polytechnic, Ikot Ekpene, is a world-class polytechnic. The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna, has granted accreditation for all the programs presented for accreditation by the school.
12. Best Solution polytechnic.
BESTPOTECH is a private polytechnic with affordable school fees. The polytechnic is located along Akure-Ondo Road, Ondo State, Nigeria. School fees are below #90,000 per session.
13. Igbajo Polytechnic.
Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State, Nigeria, is one of the most well-established private polytechnics in Nigeria. It was established in 2005 at a temporary site located at Kiriji Memorial College, Igbajo. It has acquired a permanent site (50 hectares of land) along the Igbajo Imesi-Ile road, at a distance of 1 kilometer from Igbajo.
Igbajo Polytechnic received approval from the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to establish itself as a polytechnic with effect from August 2009. School fees for both ND and HND is #50,000 per semester, excluding departmental dues and other charges.
14. Uyo City Polytechnic.
Uyo City Polytechnic offers courses in management, engineering, and sciences. UCP has NBTE accreditation for the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programs. Their school fees per session are between #80k and #97k.
15. Graceland Polytechnic.
Graceland Polytechnic is one of the cheapest private polytechnics in Nigeria. The school is located in Offa, Kwara State. Graceland Polytechnic offa school fees are less than #100,000 per session.
16. Gboko Polytechnic.
Gboko Polytechnic is one of the most popular private polytechnics in Nigeria. Their school fees are also cheap, as students pay #50,000 per semester for school fees.
17. Enville Polytechnic.
Enville Polytechnic was accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in 2019 to run National Diploma (ND) courses. School fees are between #70,000 and #90,000 per session. Their temporary campus is located at Number 4 Osho Street, off Opebi/Oregun Link Road, Ikeja, Lagos. Permanent Campus: Owu-Agbowa, Epe LGA, Lagos, Nigeria.
18. Tower Polytechnic.
Tower Polytechnic is among the cheapest private polytechnics in Nigeria, as ND and HND students pay less than #90,000 per session.
19. Harry pass polytechnic.
This polytechnic is located in Mkar, Gboko local government area of Benue State. School fees range from #70,000 to #100,000 per session, depending on the student department. Tuition fees for students in the faculty of business and arts range between #70,000 and #80,000 per session, making it one of the cheapest private polytechnics in Nigeria.
20. Ibom Metropolitan Polytechnic.
Ibom Metropolitan Polytechnic (IMP), Uyo, is a private tertiary institution approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) of Nigeria. The polytechnic is located at Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. School fees range from #80,000 and above per session.
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Generally, private polytechnics are expensive, but the schools listed above are still cheap and affordable, as the school fees are usually below #100k per session compared to other private polytechnics in the same country.