Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic

Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic is a tertiary education institution in Zaria Kaduna State, Nigeria. The polytechnic was established on 2 February 1989 by the Kaduna state government to provide training and development techniques in the Field of engineering, applied science, commerce and other spheres of learning. The polytechnic is one of the tertiary teaching institutions owned and managed by the Kaduna State government.[2] The polytechnic was named after the then Nigeria's foreign minister Nuhu Bamalli.[3] In August 2022, Barrister Abdullahi Zubair Abdullahi was appointed the new Registrar of the polytechnic.[4]

Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic
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Knowledge And Skills For Self Reliance
Established1989 (1989)
RectorDr Mohammed Kabir Abdullahi[1]
Students9,000 (2016)
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The school was established in February 1989, during the administration of Colonel Dangiwa Umar.[5] The polytechnic was established to provide training and development of techniques in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Commerce, as well as other spheres of learning. The current Governing Council of the polytechnic as constituted by Governor Nasir E-Rufai in December, 2021. Chairman of the council is Ishaya Dare Akawu, with Haruna Uwais, Gladys Goje and Salisu Garba Kubau.[6] Other members include the Rector, the permanent secretaries of the ministries of Health and Finance, a member of the Academic Board, and representatives of the Nigerian Association of Engineers, Ahmadu Bello University and Ministry of Justice.[6]

Schools and CampusesEdit

The main campus of the polytechnic is located in the old UPE, along Kaduna-Zaria road with additional campuses at Tudun wada Gaskiya, and Samaru Kataf, in Zangon Kataf local Government Area of Kaduna State. The schools are:[2]

Main CampusEdit

  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Environmental
  • School of Liberal Studies
  • School of Vocational and Technical Education

Tudun Wada CampusEdit

  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Advance and Preliminary Studies.

Samarun Kataf CampusEdit

  • School of Agricultural Technology

Bandit attackEdit

On 15th November 2020, bandits attacked the main campus of the polytechnic.[1] The staff and students kidnapped by the bandits were released in July 2021, after a ransom had been paid.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Bandits attack Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, abduct three". Dateline Nigeria. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic - Main Home". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ A. T. Abdulkadir; A. A. Maradun; Mustafa Babajo (2004). Makers of Northern Nigeria. De Imam Ventures.[page needed]
  4. ^ "Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic gets new Registrar". Dateline Nigeria. 9 August 2022. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Nigeria: Military in Biggest Peacetime Deployment - Investigation". All Africa. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Kaduna constitutes governing councils for KASU and others". Dateline Nigeria. 22 December 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Kidnapped Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Students, Staff Members Released". Channels Television. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Nuhu Bamalli Poly students freed after payment of N10m ransom". The Nation. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2022.

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