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About Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic

The Polytechnic came into being following the splitting of Katsina College of Art, Science and Technology (First established in 1973) into two autonomous colleges; Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina and College of Advanced Studies, Zaria. From the time constructing work started up to the end of December 1982 the site was referred to as Katsina campus of KCAST.
The Polytechnic is situated about 5 kilometer outside the ancient city gate of Kofar Kwaya of Katsina town along the Western side of the main road linking Katsina to Dutsin-ma.
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Our Mission

  • To provide courses of study, training and research in Arts, Languages, Science, Technology, Commerce and other Humanities as approved by the Academic Board for the purpose of entry requirements into Universities and other institutions of higher learning.
  • To offer courses at Sub-Degree, Diploma or other levels in Arts, Languages, Science, Technology, Commerce and other Humanities as approved by the Academic Board.
  • To provide courses of in-service instruction for members of the public and private sectors to the extent that the Academic Board deems fit.
  • To promote the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to the need of the community, through teaching, research and other means.

Our Vision

Hukpoly’s Vision is to produce skilled technical and professional manpower for Katsina State, Industries, and for the development and sustenance of the National Economy. Hukpoly’s vision is to be a centre of academic excellence providing training in technology oriented education to meet the Manpower needs of Katsina state, Nigeria and the sub-region. Hukpolyt has decided to join the global economy, has to help its citizens develop the skills and knowledge they need to take part in the new economy. Hukpoly is dedicated to this mission. The Hukpoly’s HND, ND, and Certificate programmes possess the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience that equips students for successful careers in various programmes offered by Hukpoly. The focus on preparing students on theory and practice is the hallmark of Hukpoly.

The Polytechnic in Action

Academic work started in October 1979 at the Katsina Polytechnic campus with 98 second year students of the Department of Administration and Business Studies who were transferred from the Zaria campus. In the same year 100 students were also admitted into the Department. In the first two years of it’s existence the Polytechnic offered two-year Advanced Certificate courses and one year Introductory programmes in commercial courses.

When the former one-tier system of Nigerian National Diploma (NND) was phased out in 1980, it was replaced with the two-tier system i.e. National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND). With this development the Polytechnic adopted the two-tire system in 1980 which continues to operate up to today.