Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, commonly referred to as IMOPOLY, is a state-owned polytechnic in Nigeria. Established to provide quality technical and vocational education, the institution aims to develop skilled manpower to meet the demands of various industries.

Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, was established in 1978. It initially began as the Imo State College of Agriculture, but it was upgraded to a polytechnic in 2007 to expand its academic offerings beyond agricultural studies.

Academic Programs

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Animal Health and Production Technology
  • Fisheries Technology
  •  Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Public Administration
  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Cooperative Economics and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Statistics
  • Science Laboratory Technology

Higher National Diploma (HND): The polytechnic also offers Higher National Diploma programs in several of the above-mentioned disciplines, focusing on more advanced and specialized knowledge and skills.


National Board for Technical Education (NBTE): All programs offered at IMOPOLY are accredited by the NBTE, ensuring they meet the required educational standards and provide recognized qualifications.


  • Libraries: The institution boasts a well-stocked library with a range of academic resources, including textbooks, journals, and digital materials.
  • Laboratories and Workshops: State-of-the-art laboratories and workshops support hands-on learning in technical and scientific disciplines.
  • ICT Centers: Equipped with modern computers and internet access to facilitate digital learning and research.
  • Hostels: Accommodation facilities are available for students, offering a conducive living environment close to the academic buildings.
  • Sports and Recreation: Facilities for various sports and recreational activities are available to encourage physical fitness and extracurricular engagement.

Community and Student Life

  • Clubs and Organizations: Students can join a variety of clubs and organizations that cater to academic, professional, cultural, and social interests.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The polytechnic promotes entrepreneurship and innovation among students, providing them with the skills to start and manage their own businesses.
  • Industrial Training: Mandatory industrial training programs are part of the curriculum, ensuring students gain practical experience in their field of study.

Administration and Governance

  • Rector: The polytechnic is headed by a Rector, who oversees the academic and administrative functions of the institution.
  • Governing Council: A Governing Council provides strategic direction and policy formulation for the institution.

Vision and Mission

  • Vision: To be a leading polytechnic providing high-quality technical and vocational education that meets the needs of society.
  • Mission: To produce competent and innovative graduates equipped with the knowledge and skills required to excel in their professions and contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

In Summary

Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, continues to play a significant role in providing practical and industry-relevant education, thereby contributing to the workforce development and economic growth of Imo State and Nigeria at large.