About Us

Federal Polytechnic Nyak Shendam is a premier institution located in Nyak Town, Shendam, just 13 kilometers from the Shendam Area Council of Plateau State. Established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in March 2021, the Polytechnic aims to transform society through technological education and skill development.

Our History

The inception of Federal Polytechnic Nyak Shendam was driven by the government’s vision to foster technological growth and societal transformation. Since its establishment, the Polytechnic has been dedicated to providing high-quality education and training, aligning with national educational goals and policies.

Academic Programs

Federal Polytechnic Nyak Shendam offers three approved academic programs designed to equip students with essential skills and knowledge:
  • ND Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology
  • ND Statistics
  • ND Business Administration and Management

About Nyak Shendam

Nyak Town, located within Shendam, is 13 kilometers from the Shendam Local Government Area Council of Plateau State, Nigeria. Shendam is bordered by Ibi Taraba State to the south, Qua’an Pan to the east, Pankshin to the north, and Mikang to the west. It is the second most populous town in Plateau State, following Jos, with a population of 208,017 as of the 2006 census.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Federal Polytechnic Nyak Shendam is aligned with the National Purpose for Polytechnic Education, the Nigerian Philosophy of Education, and the National Policy on Education. Our institution focuses on character development, technological education, and training. We provide courses that foster instruction, skills acquisition, and entrepreneurship training.

Our philosophy emphasizes developing high moral standards, good citizenship, mutual respect, and the free exchange of positive ideas, aiming to mold individuals into effective citizens integrated into society.

Mission Statement

“To produce innovative graduates with skills and character for the technological advancement of our great country Nigeria.”

Vision Statement

“A world-class Polytechnic providing quality academic, professional, and entrepreneurial skills to students.”

Core Values

  • Academic Excellence: Pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and knowledge exchange.
  • Creativity & Innovation: Embracing new perspectives and approaches to problem-solving.
  • Integrity and Honesty: Upholding the highest ethical standards, taking responsibility for actions, and making decisions guided by honesty, truth, equity, and justice.


Principal Officers:
  • Dr. Engr. Maikala Zakari Yau, MNSE, MNAT, RE-COREN – Rector
  • Mr. James Tunlong – Polytechnic Librarian
  • Dr. Mrs. Celina Gana – Registrar
  • Dr. Naziru Suleiman, ACA, FCNA – Bursar

Federal Polytechnic Nyak Shendam is committed to nurturing future leaders and innovators through comprehensive and quality education. Join us to become part of a transformative journey toward technological excellence and societal development.