A small introduction

About Us

The College Of Education Gindiri is a statutory organ, established and owned by the Plateau State Government. It is fundamentally a diploma awarding institution, although it also awards certificates and hopes to award degrees in the near future. Its academic programmes are regulated and supervised by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), a Federal Government owned parastatal.

Motto: Technology For Development

Historical Background of the Institution

Following the removal of a Federal College of Technology established in 1976 by the Federal Government from Jos to Akure, Ondo State, the Plateau State Government under the leadership of Group Capital Dan Suleiman decided to establish its own College of Technology. This decision gave birth to the Plateau State College of Technology in April 1978 by Edict No. 6 of that year and its permanent site located at Heipang in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.

Its primary aim was to offer higher technical education to qualified applicants within the State in particular and the country in general. The first Principal of the College was Mr. S. S. Gbemiro, who was seconded from the State Ministry of Education to start the College.

The College of Technology formally took off in November, 1978 with 97 students and 19 staff spread out in four pioneer Departments, viz: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Education (Tech) at a temporary site within the premises of Government Technical College (GTC) Bukuru as the learning zone while the Administration Section was situated at the West of Mines Jos. A few months later, the Administration Section was also moved to the temporary site at Government Technical College, Bukuru.

On the 14th April, 1980 the then Civilian Governor of Plateau State Late Chief Solomon Daushep Lar announced the formal upgrading of the College of Technology to a Polytechnic, and named it College Of Education Gindiri, Barkin Ladi









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Our Vision

To be a reputable technological institution committed to students’ success in areas of entrepreneurship and self-reliance through professional skills training to the highest level possible and exploiting opportunities for conducting practical research in close collaboration with industries, organizations and the community using qualified and motivated workforce in a conducive environment.

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Our Mission

To serve students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels; in engineering technology, the sciences, humanities and professional programmes. We work to develop the broader community’s intellectual, cultural, economic and human resources facilitated by our innovative faculty, dedicated staff and supportive campus environment.

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Our Objectives

(a)      To provide diverse instruction, training and research in technology, the sciences and the humanities, as well as other spheres of learning which may from time to time be approved by the Council?

(b)     To provide courses of in-service instruction for members of the public service in the State, and to the extent that the Council thinks fit, courses of the like nature for persons unconnected with any of the public services.

(c)      To promote the development of local technology and the adoption of appropriate technologies.

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Organizational Structure

The organizational set-up of College Of Education Gindiri is structured into two major divisions namely: Policy and Management/Academic, the Governing Council is responsible for all policy matters while the Rector takes charge of all managerial and academic matters i.e. day-to-day running of the institution based on Council policy guidelines. Today, the Polytechnic Council is being headed by Professor Angela Miri.


Core Values

We uphold and are models for the highest academic standards, personal and administrative integrity and practice the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

From institutional and environmental analyses of the Polytechnic State Polytechnic developed a 7-Point Agenda to drive its activities towards achieving its vision and mission as stated above, while imbibing the stated core values. Seven goals were derived from the polytechnic agenda and several specific objectives from the goals. The following are the polytechnic 7-point agenda:

Agenda 1: Facilities development and improvement

Agenda 2: Staff development and capacity building

Agenda 3: Consolidating, expansion and development of academic   programmes

Agenda 4: Development and improvement of operational systems and           procedures

Agenda 5: Attitudinal and ethical re-orientation

Agenda 6: Efficient and effective finance and accounting system

Agenda 7: Improvement on students’ welfare and enhancement on   academic excellence.