The Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku is one of the three polytechnics in Delta State, Located in Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria. The polytechnic offers National Diplomas and Higher National Diplomas in Art and Design (Fashion Design and Clothing Technology, and General Art), Business (Accountancy, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Office Technology Management and Production Operations Management), Engineering (Agriculture and Bio-environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering, Foundry Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Maintenance Engineering and Welding and Fabrication) and Applied Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics and Hospitality and Tourism Management)


The Delta State Polytechnic was established by the Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku Law, 2002. The Polytechnic officially opened on Thursday January 23 when the second executive governor of Delta State James Onanefe Ibori formally inaugurated the school. The establishment of a new Polytechnic at Ogwashi-Uku was not without challenges. Before this time, there had been cries by the indigenes of the community for the reopening of Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic which had earlier been closed in 1986 by the then Military Administrator Lt. Colonel Jerry Useni, four years after its establishment. The closure was seen as manifestly unfair as the Edo State University (now Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma) which was established at the same time as Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic was not affected. The work done by Michael Okonjo, who was then the chairman, the House committee on Education and that of his brother, late Isaac Okonjo who was the Secretary to the Bendel State government in ensuring the establishment of the Ogwashi-Uku polytechnic had been undone by a military decree. Unhappy with this development, the people continued to fight for the reopening of the Polytechnic. With the advent of democracy, the fight gathered momentum. On the forefront of the fight to reopen the Polytechnic were Chukwuka Benjamin Okonjo, the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Chief Oba Ilechie and other stake holders like Pascal Nwaorah, late Kisito Ilechie and many others.

Admission Requirements

  • National Diploma (ND): Candidates must have a minimum of five credits in relevant subjects, including Mathematics and English, in their O’Level results (WAEC, NECO, or equivalent).
  • Additionally, they need to pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the polytechnic’s post-UTME screening.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND): Applicants should possess an ND from a recognized institution in a related field, with a minimum of lower credit, along with relevant industrial work experience.


The polytechnic boasts several facilities to support its academic programs:

  • Lecture Halls: Well-equipped and spacious lecture halls for effective teaching and learning.
  • Laboratories: Specialized labs for different scientific and technical courses, providing hands-on training.
  • Library: A well-stocked library with a range of academic resources including books, journals, and online databases.
  • Workshops: Practical training areas for engineering and technology courses.


  • Providing high-quality technical and vocational education.
  • Bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Contributing to the technological and economic development of the region and the country.

Community Engagement

Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku engages with the local community through various initiatives and partnerships with industries to ensure that its curriculum remains relevant and beneficial to societal needs.


Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku is a reputable institution focused on delivering quality technical and vocational education, equipped with modern facilities, and aimed at producing skilled professionals to meet the demands of the labor market.