History of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic

Akwa ibom state polytechnic was established by Akwa ibom state government edict no. 11 of 1991. The decision to establish the institution was taken after the creation of akwa ibom state from cross river state in 1987.

The official commissioning of the institution took place on friday, 24th january 1992. A total of 961 students were admitted and registered in 15 (fifteen) academic programmes established by the ministry of education. The programmes were in the sciences, environmental studies, communication arts and engineering. The corresponding staff strength stood at 3 (three) principal officer and 492 (academic and non-academic) staff mostly transferred from polytechnic calabar.

The position is however different, the total staff strength is 676 made up of 253 academic staff (lecturers), 244 senior non-academic staff and 179 junior staff. The student’s population has also increased. The number of academic programmes however dropped to 8 (eight) between 1996 and 2000 as a result of non-accreditation of programmes by (nbte). Presently, 15 (fifteen) programmes have been fully accredited by nbte at the national diploma (nd) and 7 (seven) higher national diploma (hnd) levels.

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