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The present umaru Ali Shinkafi polytechnic of Sokoto State was established by the Sokoto State Government vide law No 2 of 2002 ,amended 2014.


The Objectives of the Polytechnic include:


  • To provide course of study, training and research in Engineering, Science, Technology,Scretarial/Business Studies for the purpose of technology and Economic advancement of the state, as well as provide entry requirement into universities and other institution of higher learning,
  • To offer Courses of study at Certificate , National Diploma,Higher National Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma and other levels in Arts , Languages ,Science,Technology and other branches of learning with the ultimate purpose of Service to the Community.
  • To provide through teaching ,research and other means, the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to the needs of Community.The Polytechnic operates in two campuses, all in city of sokoto with seven (7) College and about forty (40) Departments/units with the numerous programmes.




All applicants must purchase the Polytechnic Admission Scratch Card and brochure from designated bank(s) branches and post office in Sokoto after which, the PIN on the Scrach card would be used in completing the online application form in the portal.

The prospective Candidates are to log-on to the Polytechnic of Sokoto State Website, for the online completion of the application form.The candidates are required to follow the instruction of the procedures for filling the online form strictly to avoid wastages and extra spending .When the admission batches are released ,the successful candidate could check their names online or on the notice boards in the two campuses.


Our vision is to nurture a Polytechnic of high academic excellence in the areas of Science, Engineering, Technology and Humanities for the ultimate purpose of producing relevant skilled manpower need for the economic and technological development of the nation.


Our mission is to serve the people of Sokoto State, Nigeria and humanity at large by promoting the advancement of knowledge, scholarship, discipline and community services through teaching, research, training, publication, linkages, provision of facilities, offer of rewards for excellence in character and contributions to socio-cultural and economic development of the society.