The History of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua

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The history of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic is what students in Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic should know. Students should know how Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic came into existence. If you have always wanted to know the history of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic and you are reading this page then you are at the right page. On this page we will give the history of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, the programmes offered by Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic their anthem and the governance of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic.


History of Akwa ibom State Polytechnic

History of Akwa ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua

Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic was established in 1987 after the creation of Akwa Ibom State from Cross River State by the State Government Edict No. 11 of 1991.

Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic was officially commissioned on Friday, 24th January 1992. The institution had a total number of 961 (Nine Hundred and Sixty One) students which were admitted and registered in 15 (fifteen) academic programmes. These academic programmes were established by the ministry of education. The programmes included sciences, Environmental Studies, Communication Arts and Engineering. The corresponding staff strength stood at 3 (three) principal officer and 492 staff mostly transferred from Polytechnic Calabar. The staffs included academic and non-academic staffs.

These positions where however different, the total staff strength is 676 comprising of 253 academic staffs, 244 senior non-academic staffs and 179 junior staffs respectively. The student’s population increased also.

However, the number of academic programmes dropped to 8 between 1996 and 2000 as a result of non-accreditation of programmes by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE). Currently 15 programmes have fully been accredited by the National Board of Technical Education NBTE at the National Diploma (ND) and 7 Higher National Diploma (HND) levels.

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Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua Programmes



1 Accountancy ND, HND
2 Business Administration ND, HND
3 Office Technology and Management ND, HND
4 Statistics ND, HND
5 Computer Science ND, HND
6 Civil Engineering ND
7 Electrical/Electronics Engineering ND
8 Mass Communication ND, HND
9 Science Laboratory Technology ND, HND


10 Chemistry  
11 Biochemistry  
12 Biology  
13 Microbiology  
14 Physics with Electronics  
15 Architecture ND
16 Building Technology ND
17 Estate Management ND
18 Surveying and Geo-informatics ND
19 Urban and Regional Planning ND
20 Banking and Finance ND
21 Marketing ND
22 Public Administration ND

The programmes listed above are also offered at the Pre-ND level and full accredited by the National Board of Technical Education NBTE.

Also, the polytechnic Governing Council gave approval to establish Part-Time/Evening programme in all the National Board of Technical Education NBTE accredited programmes these programmes took effect from the 2006/2007 session. Lectures had began all viable programmes.


Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Anthem Ikot Osurua

O! Akwapoly, in love and unity we stand

In search of glory for you and all that you have raised

(And all that you have raised)

Mother of fame, centre of excellence

They wisdom is rare and fair

Pillar of skill, beacon of progress

We pledge to do our best


We seek to raise your gains on high

Let’s arise and hoist the flag


Our dear mother, we sing another stanza

Of this melody of praise: a memoir of virtues

(A memoir of virtues)

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Our chasm will melt into a charming allure

To uphold thy dignity

We will abhor not your motherly reproof

Our mettle we pledge to prove


Governance of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua

Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, was set up by Law, Edict No, II of 1991. The structure of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic governance is as follows.

  • The Governing Council;
  • The Academic Board;
  • The Management Committee;
  • The Congregation;
  • The Schools, Department, Research Units and Centers.



The Governing Council is the highest policy-making body of the Polytechnic. It is controlled by the Chairman appointed by the Governor of the State. Other members of the Governing Council include: The Rector, the Head of Technical Education, one elected Representative of the Congregation and four other persons appointed by the Governor of the State. Also the Secretary to Council stands as the  Registrar.


The Academic Board was also founded by law, with the Rector as the Chairman. It is the Academic strategy of the Polytechnic. Additional members of the Board comprises of Deputy Rector (as Deputy Chairman), the Deans of Schools and Academic Centres in the Polytechnic, all Heads of Academic Department, four other persons which were elected by the Staff of Academic from among their members, and four other Representative of the Congregation elected by the Congregation. The Registrar is the Secretary to the Board.



The administration of the Polytechnic is managed by the Management Committee. The committee includes the Principal, Officers of the Polytechnic with the Rector as the Chairman.

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The management of the school administration and departments is the responsibility of Deans of Schools and Heads of Departments respectively.

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