About Kano State Polytechnic
Prior to the establishment of Kano State Polytechnic, there existed several independent post secondary institutions in the state. Most of those schools were attached to various ministries e.g technical college, school of cooperative training centre, staff development centre, and college of advance studies.
In 1977, the Kano State Government set up an education review committee for the state under Mal. Aminu Kano. One of the outcome of the committee’s recommendation was to bring together these independent institution under one umbrella of administration and to be named Kano State Institute for higher education. The institutions brought together were renamed as follows: -
School of preliminary studies (college of advance studies), school of management studies (Staff development centre), school of social and rural development (cooperative college), School of Technology (Technical college), Audu bako school of agriculture and Aminu School of Islamic Legal Studies.
Other institutions for higher education were later created in the state. These include college of education, kano and college of education, Gumel.
In 1987, the government repelled the edict establishing kano state institution for higher education and created three independent boards out of it namely, kano state polytechnic, college of arts, science and remedial studies and kano state college of education.
Kano state polytechnic comprises of school of management studies, school of technology, school of social and rural development Rano and Audu Bako school of Agriculture Danbatta and Aminu school of islamic legal studes. In 1992, the government excised aminu school of islamic legal studes and audu bako school of agriculture danbatta and granted them autonomy as independent board, while the polytechnic remained with 3 unit schools and a new one was created at gwarzo town in 2002 named school of environmental studies.
kano state polytechnic retains the headquaters of the defunct Institute for higher education as its administrative and coordinating centre known as the central administration.