KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN

KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN

The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin was established by his Excellency, the then Military Governor of Kwara State, Col. David Bamigboye. The decision to establish the Polytechnic was announced during the launching of the four Year Development plan in 1971.

The College eventually came into existence following the promulgation of Kwara State Edict no. 4 of 1972 (now overtaken by the edict no. 21 of 1984 edict No. 13 of 1987 and edict no. 7 of 1994) as a body empowered by statute “to provide for studies, training, research and development of techniques in arts and language, applied sciences, engineering, management and commerce, education and well as in other spheres of learning”.

The Kwara State Polytechnic formally commenced operation in January 1973 with an administrative machinery patterned closely after the existing universities in the country. The polytechnic has as its motto: TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND SERVICE.

At its inception in 1973, the Polytechnic had 110 students, 11 members of academic staff and 3 senior administrative staff.

Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS)

The institute started as School of Basic Studies at the inception of the Kwara State College of Technology in 1972. Later when the name of the institution was changed to Kwara State Polytechnic, the School was similarly changed to Institute of Basic and Applied Sciences. Though, the basic subjects were retained, professional courses such as Catering and Hotel Management, Computer Science, Science Laboratory Technology and Statistics, and later Office Technology and Management (which was moved from another institute), and more recently, Leisure and Tourism Management, Agricultural Technology and Mass Communication were added.

The institute became too large with eight academic departments so, it was split into two in 2012 and; the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) and Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT) emerged. By this, Departments of Computer Science, Office Technology and Management and; Mass Communication are now in IICT while the Institute of Applied Sciences has five Departments (Science Laboratory Technology, Hospitality Management, Leisure and Tourism Management, Agricultural Technology and Statistics). In addition, a new Department of Food Science and Technology is billed to take off in 2017/2018 academic session starting with National Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Departments:

  • HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
  • LEISURE AND TOURISM
  • STATISTICS AND MATHEMATICS
  • SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
  • NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Institute of Environmental Studies(IES)

The Institute of Environmental Studies was carved out of the Institute of Technology by the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin at the end of the 1994/1995 academic session. Five Environmental Studies Department were exercised from the Institute of Technology to constitute the present Institute of Environment Studies. i.e

  1. Department of Architectural Technology
  2. Department of Building/Quantity Surveying technology
  3. Department of Estate Management Technology
  4. Department of Land Surveying Technology
  5. Department of Town Planning Technology

The above mentioned departments were all moved to the Main campus of the Polytechnic in 1995, to form the present Institute of Environmental Studies. The pioneer Director, TPL. R.O. OLAIFA steered the ship of the new Institute from 1996 to 1998;Tpl.A.O.Sulyman 1998 to 2001; Tpl.R.O.Olaifa 2001 to 2003; Alh.A.T. Belgore 2003 to 2003; Bldr.M.A.Kolawole(Mrs)2003 to 2004;Tpl.A.O. Sulyman2004 to 2006; Tpl.R.O.Olaifa 2006 to 2009; Suvr.J.K.Alabi 2009 to 2009; Tpl. S.B.Fadipe 2009 to 2013; Suvr.A.G.Aremu 2013 to 2016; Bldr.M.K.Owolabi 2016 to date.

The Institute of Environmental Studies is currently constituted with six Academic departments, following the split of Quantity Surveying as a distinct department from the former Department of Building Technology/Quantity Surveying, changed from Department of Land survey to Surveying and Geo-informatics and also Department of town planning to Urban and Regional Planning. An addition seventh department would soon take off in the Institute of Environmental Studies following the introduction of transportation planning and Management. The new department has undergone the necessary resource inspection by the NBTE and is expected to take off fully in the next academic session 2017/2018.

Departments:

  • AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
  • URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING
  • ESTATE MANAGEMENT
  • TRANSPORTATION PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
  • SURVEYING AND GEO-INFORMATICS
  • ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
  • QUANTITY SURVEYING
  • BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Institute of Finance and Management Studies(IFMS)

Departments:

  • MARKETING
  • PURCHASING & SUPPLY
  • ACCOUNTANCY
  • BANKING & FINANCE
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Institute of Information and Communication Technology(IICT)

Departments:

  • MASS COMMUNICATION
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • OFFICE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

Institute of Technology(IOT)

The institute of Technology (School of Technology) was one of the schools established when the Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara State Polytechnic was established in 1973). The school then had few departments namely, Mechanical Engineering Department, Automobile and Production Department, Civil Engineering Department, Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology, Lands survey, town Planning, and architectural Department, Building Tech. Agricultural.

Later the school of Technology was changed to Institute of Technology in 1987. Today, the Institute has six departments namely, Agricultural and Bio-Enviromental Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology, Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering technology, Metallurgical Engineering technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

 All these departments have been fully accredited, and other two new departments, Mechatronic and Welding and Fabrication will very soon be mounted.

Departments:

  • MINERALS AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES ENGINEERING
  • MINING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  • METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  • ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  • AGRICULTURAL AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING
  • WELDING AND FABRICATION

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