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All You Need to Know about Port Harcourt Polytechnic Rumuola

Port Harcourt Polytechnic is a state-owned tertiary institution situated in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The institution is funded and managed by the Government of Rivers State.

The Rivers State School of Basic Studies was established on April 19, 1984, when the state’s military governor, Police Commissioner Fidelis Oyakhilome, signed an edict establishing the school. When the school began functioning as a tertiary institution affiliated with the University of Ibadan in November 1987, the edict went into effect. Later, for pre-degree IJMB (Interim Joint Matriculation Board) courses, the institution was affiliated with Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

The Rivers State College of Arts and Science was restructured in 1999 with the mandate to deliver courses leading to the award of diplomas and certificates in several disciplines. This is in addition to school certificates and the IJMB. Arts, Science, and Preliminary Studies, and the Institute of Continuing Education, were the three schools at the institution.

Rivers State College of Arts and Science was given permission to offer courses leading to the award of the National Diploma (ND) by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in 2006. Rivers State College of Arts and Science was thus converted into a polytechnic funded by the Rivers State government and overseen by the NBTE.  THE Rivers State House of Assembly passed a bill in June 2016, which renamed the institution to Port Harcourt Polytechnic.

Port Harcourt Polytechnic, also known as Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, has qualified and highly-trained teaching and non-teaching staff.

The institution is comprised of the following schools: School of Environmental Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Engineering Technology, School of Management Sciences, and School of Science and Technology.

Port Harcourt Polytechnic Cut Off Mark

Port Harcourt Polytechnic’s cut off mark is 120. For candidates to be qualified for the Post UTME screening and qualified for admission, they must score a minimum of 120 in the 2020 UTME.

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Port Harcourt Polytechnic School Fees

Fresh ND 1: 30,000 per session

Acceptance fee: 15,000

Fresh HND 1: 30,000 per session

Acceptance fee: 15,000

Port Harcourt Polytechnic 2020 Admission List

Here’s how to check the Port Harcourt Polytechnic admission list:

Candidates granted admission by the polytechnic for ND full-time programmes should log in to their JAMB CAPS to accept or reject the admission status.

If they accept the offer, they should print their JAMB admission letter and original JAMB result slip.

Candidates that have not been granted admission should check the website on a regular basis.

Port Harcourt Polytechnic Courses

Some of the courses offered in Port Harcourt Polytechnic include:

Business Administration and Management

Agricultural Technology

Office Technology and Management

Urban and Regional Planning

Library and Information Science

Computer Engineering

Public Administration

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology

Science Laboratory Technology

Mass Communication

Port Harcourt Polytechnic Direct Entry Form

Here is the link to access the institution’s direct entry form:

Port Harcourt Polytechnic Screening Form

To access the screening form, visit

Port Harcourt Polytechnic Screening Date

To learn more about the screening date, kindly visit the polytechnic’s official website:

For further details, you can also visit the portal:

Port Harcourt Polytechnic News

To stay updated with the recent news and events, kindly visit the official website:

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Port Harcourt Polytechnic Part-Time

The management of Port Harcourt Polytechnic invites qualified candidates to apply for National Diploma (ND) part-time weekend and weekdays programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session.

The programme runs for two and a half years (five semesters).

Here are the National Diploma part-time programmes at Port Harcourt Polytechnic;

Mass Communication

Business Administration and Management

Law (Diploma)

Computer Science

Office Technology and Management

Public Administration

Banking and Finance




Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in relevant subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) at O’ Level. It should be obtained at not more than two sittings.

Here’s how to apply for the part-time admission form:

  • Applicants are required to apply online by visiting the institution’s website: They can also apply by visiting the portal:
  • The application form attracts a fee of twelve thousand naira. Portal and bank charges attract an addition of two thousand five hundred naira and three hundred naira, respectively.
  • Candidates can pay online using an ATM card or by visiting a commercial bank (Sterling Bank, Zenith Bank, UBA, First Bank, Union Bank, Fidelity Bank, and FCMB).
  • Before visiting the admissions office for submission, applicants should submit their application receipts to the bursary department for verification.
  • Applicants should print and submit the completed online forms to the admissions office. They should accompany this with confirmed application receipts and other documents. These should be submitted before April 30, 2021.
  • For further details, applicants should visit the institution’s website.


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