State Polytechnic

A Guide to Studying at Nasarawa State Polytechnic

Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia is a state-owned tertiary institution situated in the state capital, Lafia. The institution was founded in 2000 with the aim of training middle and high-level manpower in Science, Technology, and Commerce in order to serve as a catalyst for Nigeria’s technological and industrial growth, especially in Nasarawa State.

The polytechnic currently has over twenty-five departments and six schools. Thirty-two programmes offered in these departments have been accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Nasarawa State Polytechnic offers several programmes that lead to the award of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND). The school fees at Nasarawa State Polytechnic are also affordable to the average Nigerian.

The polytechnic was recently renamed Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic, Lafia.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Portal

Pre ND Portal:

Full Time Student Portal:

Part Time Student Portal:

Nasarawa State Polytechnic School Fees

Here are the total school fees charged at Nasarawa State Polytechnic:

School of Business

ND1: N33,900

ND 2: N23,600

HND 1: N34,900

HND 2: N23,600


Pre-ND: N33,600

ND 1: N37,400

ND 2: N25,600

HND 1: N36,900

HND 2: N25,600.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Cut Off Mark

Nasarawa State Polytechnic’s cut off mark is 120. For candidates to be qualified for the Post UTME screening and qualified for admission, they must score at least 120 in the 2020 UTME.

Logo of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Resumption Date

Nasarawa State Polytechnic resumed academic activities on the 18th of January, 2021. The management approved this date following a directive from the Federal Ministry of Education.

The Federal Government announced that schools should resume on this said date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are advised to adhere to the guidelines given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). They should maintain social distancing, wear face masks at all times, and wash their hands on a regular basis.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Post UTME 2020

Nasarawa State Polytechnic invites qualified candidates seeking admission into the institution’s National Diploma (ND) AND Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes to apply for the Post UTME form.

Candidates must have chosen Nasarawa State Polytechnic as their first, second or third institution choice and scored a minimum of 120 in the 2020 UTME. They should also note that the Post UTME screening will be conducted online.

Candidates must pay a non-refundable screening fee of two thousand naira.

Here’s how to apply for the Post UTME form:

  • Visit Nasarawa State Polytechnic website:
  • Select Admissions from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Post UTME from the dropdown menu.
  • Fill out the form, but don’t click the verify button. Instead, scroll down and fill out your JAMB subjects and grades. Afterwards, click on Register.
  • Scroll down and select the proceed link.
  • Scroll down and click the “Click to Pay” icon.
  • Select Online Payment and click on Pay
  • Copy the payment reference. Select Proceed to pay using a debit card. After payment, print receipt.
  • To pay in a bank, click the bank branch option. To print the invoice, click on the invoice link. Afterwards, use the invoice to pay in any commercial bank.
  • Return to https://nasarawa after payment and choose the admissions section, then the Post UTME submenu.
  • Enter only your UTME registration number (at the top of the screen) and select the verify button.
  • Click on the proceed link.
  • Fill in the blanks with your O’ Level result(s).
  • Before logging out, print the acknowledgement slip. This is the final step for the online application process.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Courses

Some of the courses offered at Nasarawa State Polytechnic include:

Civil Engineering Technology

Hospitality Management

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Mass Communication

Business Administration


Public Administration

Library and Information Science

Architectural Technology

Science Laboratory Technology

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Admission

Here are the admission requirements at Nasarawa State Polytechnic:

  • Applicants for National Diploma (ND) programmes at the institution must obtain and complete the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms. They must also sit for the examination.
  • Applicants must fulfill the Polytechnic’s admission criteria in order to be accepted to a particular course of study. Relevant School/Departmental pre-requisite criteria must be met for certain courses.
  • New admissions are usually only announced in October/November of each year.
  • Every applicant will be required to present the originals of the certificates or any other appropriate proof of qualifications on the basis of which the offer of admission has been made during Screening and Registration at the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa.
  • If it is discovered at any point that an applicant does not have any of the credentials that he or she claims to have, the Polytechnic’s published admission will be revoked.
  • Students must pay all fees prescribed by regulations at the Polytechnic’s Micro-finance Bank upon admission to the Polytechnic.

The general admission requirements include:

Except for part-time classes, which vary depending on the program, all regular full-time courses last two years.

Except for the HND-Full-time, which is based on an entry eligibility aptitude test by Computer Based Testing (CBT) means, and the part-time, which is based on the screening of the evidences of qualification asserted or attained, admission to all National Diploma (ND) courses is primarily through the U.T. M. E.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic HND Form

Applicants seeking admission into the institution for the Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes are required to fulfill the following conditions:

They must have obtained a National Diploma (ND) from a recognized institution in relevant fields. They must possess a minimum of Lower Credit in their ND programmes. They must have also obtained a minimum of 5 credit passes in relevant subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) at O’ Level.

Candidates must possess at least one-year post qualification industrial attachment.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic New Name

Nasarawa State Polytechnic’s new name is Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic, Lafia.

Nasarawa State Polytechnic News

To read the latest news and events, kindly visit the following link:

Nasarawa State Polytechnic Form 2020

To apply for the polytechnic’s form, visit the official portal:


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