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Everything You Need to Know about Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic

Kenule Beeson Saro Wiwa Polytechnic is a state-owned polytechnic situated in Bori City, Khana Local Government Area in Rivers State. Formerly known as Rivers State Polytechnic, the institution comprises two campuses. One of the campuses is for the School of Engineering, while the other is for the School of Management Sciences.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has approved Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic as a state-owned polytechnic in the country. A National Diploma course in Mass Communication was introduced by the institution in 2010.

On the 13th of May 1988, the Rivers State Government established the polytechnic to provide research in business management, science, commerce, and technology. The provisional council was inaugurated by Anthony, the then Military Governor Anthony Ukpo, and his successor, Group Captain Ernest Adeleye, signed the edict founding the Polytechnic on March 25, 1989, and performed the formal ceremony on May 19, 1990. Senator Lee Ledogo Maeba declared in 2009 that he had gotten the Federal Government approval in principle to upgrade the polytechnic to a Federal institution in 2007, but that the state government had yet to take advantage of the opportunity.

The institution is named after the highly-acclaimed writer, environmental activist, and television producer, Kenule Beeson ‘Ken’ Saro-Wiwa.

The polytechnic was founded to fill a void, primarily in the production of well-trained, practical-oriented, skilled manpower for the numerous establishments that abound in Rivers State, in particular, and Nigeria in general.

Graduates of our Polytechnic are required to work as engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, accountants, managers, technologists, technicians, and teachers, among other professions.

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic School Fees

ND 1

Acceptance fee: N15,000

School fees: N25,900


Acceptance fee: N15,000

School fees: N28,900

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Courses

Some of the courses offered in Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic include:

Architectural Technology

Mass Communication

Science Laboratory Technology

Business Administration & Management

Banking and Finance

Estate Management and Valuation

Urban and Regional Planning

Civil Engineering Technology

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology

Office Technology and Management

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Portal

Here is a link to the polytechnic’s portal:

The image below is the logo of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic:

Logo of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Post UTME

Candidates seeking admission into Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic for the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Candidates must have chosen Kenule Beeson Saro Wiwa Polytechnic as their first institution choice with JAMB. Candidates who did not choose the polytechnic as their first choice and are willing to do so should apply for a change of institution with JAMB.
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 120 in the 2020 UTME.
  • The screening form must be completed online.

To apply for the Post UTME form, follow these steps:

  • Interested candidates seeking admission into National Diploma (ND) programmes at Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic should pay N3,700 to any Union Bank or FCMB Nationwide branch (N2,500 for Form, N1000 Portal Access Charge, and N300 Bank Charges). The following information must be given by the candidate: Name, UTME Registration Number, Phone Number, and Email Address.
  • An alternative is to visit the institution’s portal, click Buy PIN for a new application, and select Start Application.
  • The bank will give the candidate a receipt with a Confirmation Number after the payment is made.
  • Candidates can go to to access the polytechnic’s admission portal. Into the box given, type the confirmation number found on your bank printout and select “submit.”

If your payment is acknowledged, you will be asked to create a password profile that you will use for future logins. Re-enter your UTME Number and the password you set, and the Full Application Form will surface. Fill out the Applicant’s Details Form. Make sure that you enter a valid phone number and email address. The institution will communicate with candidates using this information.

  • An SMS alert will be received after successful completion of the online application.
  • For your records, print a copy of the Online Application Form. Check the details on the printed form to make sure it’s right. You can log in again to make any changes you’ve noticed. Log out afterwards.
  • If your application was successful, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Admission List

Here’s how to check Ken Saro Wiwa Admission List:

  • Visit the official portal:
  • Go through the menu and select ‘Admission.’
  • Choose the 2020/2021 session
  • Select the list (ND or HND)
  • Enter your JAMB Registration Number.
  • To check your admission status, select the ‘Go’ button and follow the on-screen directions.

Candidates who have been offered admission should log in to their JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) to ACCEPT or REJECT the offer.

Here’s how to check the admission status on the JAMB portal:

  • Visit JAMB official portal:
  • Enter your username and password to access your JAMB profile.
  • Select ‘Check Admission Status.’
  • Choose the examination year. Afterwards, enter your registration number.
  • To check your KENPOLY admission status, go to ‘Check Admission Status.’

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Cut Off Mark

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

History of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic

The historical event that led to the creation of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic occurred 24 years ago. On the 19th of March, 1988, the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Oroworukwo, held its 5th Convocation Ceremony.

As Lt. Colonel Anthony Ukpo (now retired Brigadier General Ukpo), the then Military Administrator of Old Rivers State, was about to give his address to the convocation, he reached for his pen and inserted something into the address. As the Governor’s address progressed, this was revealed to be a pledge of a Polytechnic to the citizens of Rivers State. The stage was set for the events that led to the establishment of the institution from that point forward.

Then came a rapid sequence of events. The then Ministry of Education prepared planning options for the Polytechnic’s launch within two months, leading to the formation of a seven-member Provisional Governing Council on May 13, 1988, with Professor D.M.J. Fubara as Chairman.

The State Government concluded and signed contracts for the supply of Science and Engineering Laboratory and Workshop Equipment on July 7, 1988, and on July 20, 1988, the then Military Governor laid the Polytechnic’s Foundation Stone and named its first Rector and Registrar.

Group Captain Ernest Adeleye, the succeeding Military Governor, signed the Edict establishing the Polytechnic into law on March 28, 1989, and the Edict, which was gazetted as Edict No. 2 of 1989, gave the Polytechnic a permanent and legal status as a corporate body.

Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Admission Form

To access the admission form, kindly visit the official portal:

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