to The Polytechnic, Igbo-Owu

A fully accredited private Polytechnic by NBTE in Kwara State.

We have

experienced instructors

We are fully dedicated to the development through functional education

We have

standard and well equipped Laboratories

A tour around our citadel of learning will captivate your imagination of academic innovation with our state-of-the-art equipments

Element of our mission

We focus on education as a continuing process and lifelong endeavour for ALL people

Our mission

As a progressive institution, the polytechnic Igbo-Owu seeks to foster the growth and development of its immediate community and the nation at large through teaching, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the Polytechnic timely responds to the needs of all its constituents and offer educational programs and services to improve the quality of life in its catchment area. In summary, the key mission of the Polytechnic Igbo-Owu therefore is: “To educate our students to become outstanding in the society and to empower each individual we train, with knowledge and opportunity to contribute responsibly and creatively to a complex world”.

Our Service

We seek to serve the Campus and the Polytechnic's immediate community, the Nigerian Nation and the global society through the development of programmes that are compatible with the institution's mission; improve understanding of community problems, and help develop relevant alternative solutions

The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu

The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu, Kwara State, Nigeria is a Federal Republic of Nigeria approved and licensed private tertiary institution with Quality Assurance through teaching, learning and research. With the belief that education is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another. Robert Hutchings has this to say about education: “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives”. It would therefore be reasoned that, the more we learn, the more prepared we are to tackle the challenges that the future holds.


Categories of Academic Programmes

Certificate Programmes

The certificate programmes are designed to provide course of instruction to candidates who wish to upgrade their knowledge but could not meet the entry requirements for the ND programmes or who though meeting the requirements, but for reasons of time and other personal consideration cannot pursue a full-time course running into four semesters

Short term programmes

The institution encourages the development of skills through the mounting of short-term courses, workshops, seminars and other forms of continuous learning techniques for candidates who so desire the training.

National Diploma

In addition, the Polytechnic offers courses leading to the Awards of the National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Accountancy and Business Administration.

Programme Details

National Diploma Requirments

The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu subscribes to admission procedures as endorsed by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and as listed in the JAMB application form and fill in The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu as his/ her choice of institution. Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB) will offer successful candidates admission. All candidates will undergo post JAMB test to be conducted by the Polytechnic in both written and oral forms. Qualification: 5 Credits in relevant course of study including English language & Mathematics with UTME result as laid down by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Pre-National Diploma/Certificate Requirement

An application form is to be obtained from the institution or website for a fee and completed forms are returned to the institution or submitted on the site. The admission of a candidate into a programme is the prerogative of the Academic Board of the Institution. Qualification: 3 credits in core subjects of courses to be applied for including English Language or Mathematics.p>


Our certificate courses are 9MONTHS Programme that is available in Catering, Hotel Management and Tourism, Enterpreneural Studies, Electrical Installation and Maintenance; Welding and Precisions, Computer Engineering: Hardware Technology and Maintenance Computer Science; Information and Application Technology, Computer Aided Design,Accounting and Book Keeping, Financial(Money) Management.

Preliminary /Remidial Studies Requirements

Qualification: 3 credits and above, opportunity to re-write WAEC, NECO, Nabteb and Cambridge O’ & A levels available.
BENEFITS: Graduates are guaranteed to be self-reliant in the face of economic hardship and to proceed for further studies in any tertiary institution of their choice including The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu. Hostel Accommodation Available on request. Note that this is also applicable to our ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES.

Prelim Programmes

We also offer ONE YEAR Prelim Programme leading to Computer science, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Statistics, Accountancy and Business administration.

National Diploma Courses

This is a 2-year national diploma program which is approved and accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the Federal Ministry of Education. The courses available under the National Diploma are Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Accountancy and Statistics

Diploma Courses

Choosing the right Diploma course to pursue is a task of utmost importance. Because, it is the course, the quality and scope of it, that decides the progress of the career of a student. We offer TWO YEARS Diploma Courses in Public Administration, Marketing, Local Government Studies, Catering, Hotel Management and Tourism, Business Administration and Management.

In these light, the Polytechnic Igbo-Owu became established and equally to meet the quest for education by the teaming population.

The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu is a private Institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of the citizens and communities. The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu is duly incorporated as a limited liability company under the COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990 with its corporate name: THE POLYTECHNIC IGBO-OWU LTD. One of the institution’s objectives is to develop and offer training in Engineering Technology, Business and related studies up to the Higher National Diploma (HND) level and to prepare students for professional registration in their chosen fields

Our Temporary Site

Our Temporary Site is Behind Federal Mortgage Bank, Off Asa Dam/Osere Road Junction, Box 799, Ilorin, Kwara State. You can reach us on the following numbers: 08128508951, 08128508952, 07038754006