The Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun state, Nigeria is a technological institution engaged in education, research and training targeted at sustainable development of the nation. The institution was established as a tertiary educational institution for the provision of courses of instruction, training and research in areas of science, technology, management and other fields of applied learning relevant to the human resource needs of the nation.
The institution came into existence in February 1992 via Decree No. 33 of 25th July, 1979 as amended by Decree 5 of 1993. The function of the institution as specified in the decree are as follows:
1. To provide full-time or part-time courses of instruction and training in:
(a) Technology, Applied Science, Commerce and Management and
(b) Such other fields of applied learning relevant to the need of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the areas of industrial and agricultural production, distribution and for research in the development and adoption of techniques as the academic Board and the Council may from time to time determine.
2. To arrange Conferences, Seminars and Study Group relative to the field of learning specified in paragraph one above.
3. To perform such other functions as in the opinion of the Council which may serve to promote the objectives of the Polytechnic.
The Polytechnic took over the old Baptist Teachers College from the National Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C.) which served as the Orientation Camp for Corps members. This was achieved with the cooperation of Ede Local Government and Osun State Ministry of Education.
The responsibility for establishing and planning the take-off of the Polytechnic was vested in the Task Force Committee constituted by the Federal Ministry of Education and headed by Engr. Musa Abdullahi.
In October 1992, interview for Senior Staff was conducted at the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Office, Ibadan, by the Task Force. With the arrival of the Pioneer Rector, Chief Jimi Bamgbose from the United States of America, the Polytechnic took off properly in January, 1993 and this subsequently paved way for the admission of 847 Students (pioneer students) on 13th April, 1993. Since then, the Institution has grown from strength to strength.