Who We Are
Following the acceptance of the
Aminu Kano report on Higher Education by the Kano State Government in 1976,
Kano State Polytechnic was first established to bring under one administrative
umbrella, six different schools hitherto controlled independently by related
Ministries in the State. Some of these Schools were started as far back as 1970
in the wake of urgent Education Manpower needs in Kano State.
Two years later, another
Educational Organization emerged replacing Kano State Polytechnic. The new
organization, Kano State Institute for Higher Education, Established under
Edict No. 18 of 1978 by the then Military Administration had a conglomeration
of eight post-secondary institutions spread within the State.
In 1983, the 1978 edict
establishing the Institute for Higher Education was repealed by the defunct
Civilian Administration of the second Republic and in its place, the Ministry
for Higher Education was created, and two educational institutions emerged:
Kano State Polytechnic and Institute of Education.
The new structure, however, did not
last long because after the Military takeover in December 1983, the ministry
for Higher Education was abrogated and the Institute reverted to its former
structure by a new edict which came into effect from January 1984.
In July 1987, a new edict structuring
the Institute for Higher Education into three was signed into law, repealing
the 1984 edict, and three new edicts were signed establishing three autonomous
Institute of higher learning in the State, i.e. Kano State Polytechnic, Kano
State College of Education and College of Arts Science and Remedial Studies.
The new Kano State Polytechnic has
five schools under a single Central Administration unit which coordinates,
direct and controls the general Administration and ensures execution of all
policy matters. The schools are namely, School of Management Studies, School of
Technology, Aminu Kano School of Islamic Legal Studies, Audu Bako School of
Agriculture and School of Social and Rural Development.
Under the new structure, the
Governing Council is responsible for the general direction of the Polytechnic.
The overall responsibility for the
development of academic work rests on the Academic Board. The Board awards
Higher National Diplomas, National Diplomas, Diplomas and Certificates and is
answerable to the Governing Council.
Next in the line of authority are
the Principal Officers of the Polytechnic consisting of the Registrar, the
Directors of each of the schools of the Polytechnic, the Chief Libertarian, the
Bursar, the Chief Planning Officer and the Director of Works. These Officers
are answerable to the Rector. The Office of the Registrar is assisted by three
departments, i.e. Academic, Establishment and students Affairs headed each by a
Deputy Registrar. In addition, the Consultancy Services unit headed by a
coordinator was recently created to foster the drive for revenue
KANO STATE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER
Kano State Institute for Higher
Education is made up of eight schools sited throughout the state. Each school
is headed by a principal who is responsible to the directors. There are two
Registrars; one is the head of the Administration and Establishments the other
is the Head of Planning, Research, Academic and Students Affairs.
The Schools under the Institute
a). School of Preliminary Studies.
b). School of Management Studies.
c). School of Technology.
d). Audu Bako School of
e). School of Islamic Legal
f). School of Social and Rural
g). Gumel Advanced Teachers
h). Kano State College of
Later, some of the schools like,
Advanced Teachers College, Gumel, AuduBako College of Agric, College of
Education, College of Arts and Science along with School of Preliminary Studies
were given autonomy, hence the Polytechnic was left with six unit schools.
In 2003, SES was carved out of SOT
to take charge of Environmental courses and was situated in Gwarzo local
in 1989, School of Legal Studies was also given autonomy and in 2008, School of
General Studies was created and in 2010, it was made a school unit with a
substantive Director. Now the Polytechnic has five 5 unit schools.