About Federal Polytechnic Ede

DR. ADEKOLAWOLE JOHN TAIWO
DR. ADEKOLAWOLE JOHN TAIWO
B.sc, M.sc, PhD
RECTOR
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Federal Polytechnic Ede came into existence in February, 1992, vide Decree No. 33 of 25th July, 1979 as ammended by Decree 5 of 1993. The functions of the Polytechnic as specified in the decree are as follows:

  1. To provide full-time or part-time courses of instructions and training in:
    • Technology, Applied Science, Commerce and Management, and
    • Such other fields of applied learning relevant to the needs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the areas of Industrial and Agricultural Production, Distribution and 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 (NYSC) which served as the Orientation Camp for the 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, Cheif 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.