The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin was established by his Excellency, the then Military Governor of Kwara State, Col. David Bamigboye. The decision to establish the Polytechnic was announced during the launching of the four Year Development plan in 1971.
The College eventually came into existence following the promulgation of Kwara State Edict no. 4 of 1972 (now overtaken by the edict no. 21 of 1984 edict No. 13 of 1987 and edict no. 7 of 1994) as a body empowered by statute "to provide for studies, training research and development of techniques in arts and language, applied sciences, engineering, management and commerce, education and well as in other spheres of learning".
The Kwara State Polytechnic formally commenced operation in January 1973 with an administrative machinery patterned closely after the existing universities in the country. The polytechnic has as its motto: TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND SERVICE.
At its inception in 1973, the Polytechnic had 110 students, 11 members of academic staff and 3 senior administrative staff.
The governance of the polytechnic is carried out by the Governing Council under the chairmanship of Prof. Shehu Jimoh.
Among others, the governing council is responsible for the general management of the affairs of the polytechnic and the finances of the polytechnic and shall also have power to do anything which in its option is calculated to facilitate the carrying out of the purpose of the polytechnic and promote its best interest.
|1||Prof. Shehu Jimoh||Chairman|
|2||Alh. Mas'ud Elelu (Rector)||Member|
|3||Dr. F.A.J. Bello (Deputy Rector -Acad.)||Member|
|4||Alh. Ahmed Adamu Kpera||Member|
|5||Dr. (Mrs.) Amina S. Ahmed||Member|
|6||Mr. Muhammed Tunde Akanbi||Member|
|7||Engr. Abdulkarim O.A. Ayinde||Member|
|8||Chief M.T. Lawal||Member|
|9||Alh. Alabi Taiwo||Member|
|10||Alh. Atolagbe Suleiman Alege||Member|
|11||Mrs. F.Y. Oyawoye (Rep. Min. of Edu. & Hum. Cap. Dev)||Member|
|12||Mrs. Funsho Dada Lawal (Rep. Min. of Justice)||Member|
|13||Alh. Musa Abdulwahab (Rep. Min. of Finance)||Member|
|14||Engr. O.O. Abifarin (Rep. Min. of Agric)||Member|
|15||Alh. A.A. Amuda (Rep. Polytechnic Assembly)||Member|
|16||Alh. U.K. Sidiq (Rep. Governor's Office)||Member|
|17||Mr. M.A. Adaramola ( Rep. Academic Board)||Member|
|18||Alh. AbdulRahaman S. Giwa (Ag. Bursar)||Member|
|19||Mr. M.O. Salami (Registrar)||Secretary|