HISTORY OF JIGAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, DUTSE
Jigawa State Polytechnic came in to being following the taking over of the then Hussaini Adamu Polytechnic by the Federal Government and its subsequent conversion to Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic Kazaure in 2007.
Since the then Polytechnic was taken over, three of its constituent parts namely College for Legal and Islamic Studies Ringim, College of Agriculture Hadejia as well as College of Business and Management Studies Dutse were left independently as Monotechnics. Having been left without any Science and Technology course, the future of College of Business and Management Studies (CBMS) became apparently blink due to the fact that for any Polytechnic to be accredited it must have 70% of its courses in Science and Technology related field.
During that period of improbability on its continuous existence due to the near absence of all the cardinal pillars for running a full blown Polytechnic; came the emergence of Alh. Sule Lamido CON as the Governor of Jigawa State who within some few months of coming to office signed into law a bill for the establishment of Jigawa State Polytechnic and approved the creation of additional College of Science and Technology (CST). The Governor also constituted a visitation panel with the mandate of advising the government on how best to improve the standing of the Institute.
Following that recommendation coupled with Governor’s commitment and political will, Jigawa State Polytechnic has 3 Colleges namely College of Environment and Engineering, College of Science and Technology as well as College of Business and Management Studies. The Polytechnic is currently running 3 accredited HND Programmes in Accounting, Public and Business Administration, 2 Higher Diploma Courses in Social and Local Government Administration, 11 National Diploma Courses in Computer Science, Science Laboratory Technology, Statistics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Welding and Fabrication as well as Architecture, Accounting, Public and Business Administration. It is also running 8 Diploma Courses in Social Administration, Crime Management and Control, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, Office Technology and Management. A part from having a fully constituted 9 member Governing Council, the Polytechnic has also a functional and vibrant management committee comprising the Rector, Registrar, Acting Bursar, Director Academic Planning, Acting Director Works as well as the 3 Directors representing the colleges.
The Management in their quest to entrench democratic principles as well as transparent and open administration accept the request of Academic Staff for democratising the office of College Directors and Head of Departments. In its drive to make the Polytechnic as the leading citadel of academic intellectualism and centre for entrepreneurial development and innovation, the management sent its academic staff to further their studies at postgraduate level. At the moments three of their staffs are in United Kingdom and Malaysia for their PhDs, 2 have obtained their Masters in UK and additional 6 are waiting for their graduation in Wolverhampton University and one is in England for masters in Fibre Technology and another 8 are waiting for their final defence in BUK, ABU as well UDUS. It has also obtained funding for its academic staff to attend local and international conferences. At the moment about 10 academic staffs are preparing to leave for Malaysia, Japan, Kenya and South Africa to present papers and rob minds with members of the academic community. The Polytechnic can modestly compete with first generation Polytechnics in terms of modern state-of- the art facilities.