ABOUT THE POST GRADUATE SCHOOL
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE POLYTECHNIC
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).