Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru
Technological Centre of Excellence




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Born in Egbako, Lavun local government Area of Niger state on 12th of August, 1961, Dr. Ahmed Umar Egbako had his primary education at Egbako primary school from 1970-1976 and post primary education at Government Teachers college, Mokwa from 1976- 1981, from there he went to Zungeru college of Advance studies, Bida for diploma in Mathematics Education in 1984, and university of Sokoto for his B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics with second class Honours, upper Division in 1988. He had his M. tech (Applied Mathematics) from the Federal university of Technology, Minna in 1999. Dr Egbako also acquired his Doctorate(PhD) from the same university (FUT, MInna) in the year 2011.

Dr. Umar Ahamed Egbako joined services of polytechnic as an Assistant Lecturer I with the Department of Maths / Statistics and computer Science in 1989 and has served the polytechnic in various other capacities such as the Head of Department, Vice-Rector, Coordinator IJMB and Remedial Programmes, Chief Lecturer on sabbatical, Department of Mathematics, Umar Waziri Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi and Director CCCE&T since April 2012.

He is a member of Nigeria Mathematical Society (NMS), Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA),Association of Nigerian Academics(ANA),Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria(RAMN)

He has published many books and journals in his field


1.Chairman:NBTE accreditation team to re-accredit Higher National Diploma and National Diploma in Statistics Programmes of Federal Polytechnic ,Damaturu,Yobe State,12th june to 16th june ,2006 >2.Chairman:NBTE accreditation team to re-accredit National Diploma and Resource inspection on Higher National Diploma in Statistics programmes of River state Polytechnic ,Bori, Rivers state ,20th December to 23rd December 2009.

3. External Moderator(Mathematics ):Department of Maths/Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Bida ,2010 to date.

He is happily married with children.

Niger State Polytechnic

was established by Edict No 9 of 1991 to meet the technological manpower needs of Niger State and Nigeria in General

Following the merger of College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS) with the Polytechnic in July 1991, the institution is organised into two Campuses, with the Main Campus and Central Administration in Zungeru where Science, Engineering and Environmental Studies programmes are offered and Bida Campus where Administrative and Business Studies programmes are offered.


Prior to its conversion into Niger State Polytechnic in October, 1991, the institution existed as Zungeru College of Advanced Studies (ZUCAS) which came into being in January, 1977 located at a temporary site at Goverment College, Bida. ZUCAS was established by the Murtala/Obasanjo Military Administration primarily to remedy the imbalance in education development between the educationally disadvantaged and advantaged states. This goal was achieved vigorously

The introduction and implementation of the 6-3-3-4 new education policy which had no provision for advanced level education attainment, necessitated the phasing out of the programmes of ZUCAS and subsequently its conversion to a state polytechnic by the Edict No 9 of 1991 in July 1997. The State Government formally merged College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS), Bida with the Polytechnic through the enactment of the Niger State Polytechnic (Amendment) Edict 1991 and CABS, bida (transfer of assets and liabilities edict 1997).


The vision of the management is to develop the Polytechnic to the status of a technological centre of excellence through the provision of an environment conducive for teaching, learning and research.


The National mission of Polytechnic education is to produce knowledgeable and innovative graduates worthy in character and learning through effective teaching research and public service for the technological advancement of the country