The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede Owerri started in 1978 as the College of Technology, Owerri. It was established by the Imo State Government through Edict No.16 of April 1978. It took off at its temporary site at the premises of Government Technical College (GTC), Owerri along Egbu Road in the same year.
In 1981, the institution moved to its present and permanent location at Nekede in Owerri.
By the Imo State Government Edict No.6 of 1987, the name of the institution was changed to, “The Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.” Six years after and precisely on 7th April 1993, the Federal Government had it renamed again to, “The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri”.
FUNCTIONS OF THE POLYTECHNIC
The Fed Poly Nekede Owerri is regulated by the Federal Polytechnics Act (CAP 139) of 1979. The functions of the Polytechnic as provided for in Section 2(1) of the Act are as follows:
A. To provide full-time or part-time courses on instruction and training in:
i. Technology, Applied science, Commerce and Management
ii. Such other fields of applied learning relevant to the needs of the development of Nigeria in areas such as industrial and agricultural production and distribution, research, development and adaption of technique as the council may from time to time determine.
B. To arrange conferences, seminars and study groups relative to the fields of learning specified in paragraph(a) of this subsection(1)
C. To perform such functions as in the opinion of the council, may serve to promote the objectives of the polytechnic.
Conscious of the objectives for which the polytechnic was established, it adopted the Motto, “Knowledge and skill for service”, right from its inception in 1978. It has vigorously pursued its objectives.