The Federal Polytechnic Ede came into existence in February, 1992, vide Decree No. 33 of 25th July, 1979 as amended by Decree 5 of 1993. The objectives of the Institution are:
- To provide full-time or part-time courses of instruction and training in Technology, Applied science, Commerce and Management; and 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.
- To arrange Conferences, Seminars and study Groups relative to the field of learning.
- To perform such other functions as in the opinion of the Council which may serve to promote the objectives of the Polytechnic.