Library

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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARY

Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji  was established as a monotechnic by  Edict No 11 of 1979. Originally known as Imo State College of Agriculture Umuagwo, it later metamorphosed to Michael Okpara College of Agriculture and Technology in 2005, following the Constitution of a Committee by Imo State Government in March 30th 2014 to review the curricula and structure of the College. This committee was set up with a view to improving the operational capabilities of the institution, establish more courses of study, develop new techniques and skills that will help in new Research in all branches of agriculture science and technology leading to the award of ND and HND. The Polytechnic in addition to the above provides/offers courses in areas of Associate Certificate and Short Courses and training which are mounted periodically to help improve farmers’ skills, and techniques of other agricultural personnel in ministries and other parastatals of government.

 

It is worthy of note that Imo State Polytechnic was the first College of Agriculture in  Nigeria to have its programmes accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in 1983.

The Institution was finally upgraded to the status, of a Polytechnic in 2007 following the amendment and passage into Law by the Imo State House of Assembly, Edict No 11 of 1979 that established the Institution as a monotechnic. The Library in line with the mandate and vision of the Institution has continued to provide resources in support of teaching, Research and learning for training and development of highly skilled manpower for sustainable development in Agriculture and other related disciplines.

 

In line with the vision and mission of Imo State Polytechnic, which include among other things, to become the best Polytechnic in the West of Africa, providing support by ensuring adequate and conducive environment for quality teaching and learning experience, to raise leaders for the future workforce demands of Imo State and our growing national economy at large, the library has therefore come up with the following strategic plan of action that will form part of the policy of the polytechnic library.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:Our mission among other things is to provide all staff and students of the polytechnic with effective and adequate access to the information content of our library in support of research and development, thereby giving the academic community a rich and independent library environment where information available can be transformed into knowledge for sustainable growth.

 

VISION STATEMENT:

          It is the objective of the present Administration and Management of the Polytechnic library to:

·        Provide effective library services in support of practical and sustainable research activities and development of the Polytechnic

·        Build up a balanced collection of core literature (textbooks and journals) in all the courses offered in the Polytechnic.

·        Help expand and promote existing library collection by building up a rich     collection of information resources in all fields of study in the Polytechnic.

It is our expectation therefore that the library collection will increase from its present level to at least 30,000 volumes in the next 5 years.

·        Redesign and develop the library website as well as populate it with relevant e-resources that will help supplement the existing physical library collection with a view to:

*       Identifying and developing new collections and services for addition to the existing one

*       Sourcing for more relevant information  resources and services in support of research and learning

*       Managing effectively, the information resources available in the polytechnic library

*       Seeking more innovative ways to further integrate library resources and services into the core curriculum and instruction programmes of the polytechnic.

 

The Library at Imo State Polytechnic seeks to provide information services that is user-friendly and influential to the advancement of teaching, learning, research. It seeks to provide the educational and reference material that students and staff need for good and efficient performance.

 

STRUCTURE OF THE LIBRARY AND DEPARTMENTS

In order to achieve the above stated objectives, the following functional departments have been identified and established in the library:

1.     The Electronic Library Services Department (e-library)

This section will see to everything pertaining to e-books and journals and other e-resources available to the polytechnic library

2.     Readers’ Services Department

This section sees to all books in all disciplines, borrowing and lending as well as user registration issues

3.     Reference Services Department

The Reference service section will help out in the indexing and abstracting as well as referral services functions of the library.

4.     Serials/Journals Department

The serials section manages all journals, newspapers and other periodical titles

 
5.     Technical Services Department

 

 

This section will be responsible for acquisition, cataloguing and classification, bindery, reprography and photocopying services, the proposed bookshop and printing press services of the polytechnic.

 

E-RESOURCES FOR ADDITION TO THE LIBRARY

The following list of e-resources, majority of which are free and open sources which any library can take full advantage of their existence to enrich their collection depending on the peculiar nature of their needs have been identified for inclusion into the polytechnic library website:

 

               Reseach4life

www.research4life.org

              HINARI

www.who.int

AGORA

www.aginternetwork.org

OARE

www.oaresciences.org

AFRICAN JOURNALS ONLINE

www.ajol.info

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

www.doaj.org

National Geographic World

www.info.com/National+Geographic+world

BIOMED CENTRAL

www.biomedcentral.com

 

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (BMJ)

www.bmjjournals.com

HIGHWIRE ARCHIVES

www.highwire.stanford.edu

POPLINE (Population Information Online)

www.popline.org

 

 

The polytechnic library is still developing and so the number of information materials in its collection is limited. These materials are accessible to users to browse and borrow. 

 

Opening Hours:

 

Monday to Friday        8:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Saturday                     8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

During Vacation          8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

The library normally remains closed on Sunday and recognized public holidays

Admissions – Apply

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Admissions – Apply

Course listing

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Course listing

Accounting Technology
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Mgmt. & Ext
Agricultural Studies & Snailery
Agricultural Technology
Air Condition & Refrigeration
Animal Health And Product
Animal Health Technology
Animal Production Technology
Architectural Technology
Banking And Finance
Building Technology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Community Banking
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Maintenance
Computer Operation.
Computer Science
Cooperative Economics
Crop Production And Soil
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical Installation
Environmental Management
Estate Management
Fisheries Technology
Food Science Technology
Forestry Technology
Foundry
Home And Rural Economics
Horticulture Technology
Hospitality Management
Industrial Safety And Environmental
Machine Tools Practice
Marketing
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Nutrition And Dietics
Office  Technology & Mgmt.
Petroleum Engineering Technology
Public Administration
Public Administration
Purchasing and Supply
Regional Planning
Safety and Environmental Management  
Salesmanship
Science Laboratory Technogy
Secretarial Administration
Soil Science Technology
Statistics
Vehicle Maintenance
Welding and Fabrication

Schools / Departments

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The Polytechnic has the following Schools, Departments and Programmes:

 

FULL TIME PROGRAMMES

 

   A.    SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (Full Time)

1.    ND and HND in Accounting Technology

2     ND and HND in Banking & Finance

3.    ND and HND in Business Administration

4.    ND and HND in Cooperative Economics

5.    ND in Office Technology Management

6.    ND and HND in Public Administration

7.    ND in Marketing

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  B.   SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (full Time)

1.    ND in Chemical Engineering Technology

2.    ND in Electrical Electronic Engineering Technology

3.    ND in Mechanical Engineering Technology

4.    ND in Agricultural Engineering Technology

5.    ND in Agricultural & Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology

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  C.   SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STUDIES (full Time)

1.    ND in Estate Management and Valuation

2.    HND in Horticulture and Landscape Technology

3.    ND and HND in Forestry & Environmental Management Technology

4.    ND in Building Technology Technology

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  D.   SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE (Full Time)

1.    ND and HND in Computer Science

2.    ND in Food Science Technology

3.    ND in Nutrition & Dietetics

4.    ND in Science Laboratory Technology

5.    HND in Science laboratory Technology (Chemistry / Biochemistry)

6.    HND in Science laboratory Technology (Physics / Electronics)

7.    HND in Science laboratory Technology (Biology / Microbiology)

8.    ND and HND in Mathematics & Statistics

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  E.   SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY (Full Time)

1.    HND in Agricultural Extension and Management

2.    ND in Agricultural Technology

3.    ND in  Animal Production  & Health Technology

4.    HND in Animal Health Technology

5.    HND in Animal Production Technology

6.    HND in Crop Production

7.    HND in Soil Science

8.    ND and HND in  Fisheries Technology

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EVENING PROGRAMMES

 

  A.   SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

1.    ND and HND in Accounting Technology

2     ND and HND in Banking & Finance

3.    ND and HND in Business Administration

4.    ND and HND in Cooperative Economics

5.    ND in Office Technology Management

6.    ND and HND in Public Administration

7.    ND in Marketing

 

  B.   SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES

1.    ND and HND in Computer Science

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PART-TIME & CONTINUING EDUCATION (WEEKEND PROGRAMME)

1.    ND and HND in Public Administration

2.    ND and HND in Business Administration

3.    ND and HND in Accountancy

4.    ND in Marketing

5.    ND and HND in Co-Operative Economics

6.    ND and HND in Banking and Finance

7.    ND in Office Technology Management

8.    ND in Animal Production and Health Technology

9.    HND in Animal Health Technology

10.  HND in Animal Production Technology

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Entry Requirements ND (Regular/Evening)Programme:

i.     Admission is through UTME and you must score a minimum of 150 and above in the just concluded

       JAMB Examination.

ii.    Must have five (5) CREDITpasses at O/level at a maximum of two sittings as specified in

      JAMB Brochure.

iii.  JAMB requirement is a minimum of four (4) relevant subject combinations which must include

      English Language and Mathematics.

 

 

Entry Requirements HND Programme:

i.    Must have ND in Relevant courses

ii.   Must have five (5) CREDIT passes at O/level at a maximum of two sittings as specified in JAMB Brochure.

iii.  A minimum of one (1) year post ND cognate working experience in field of specialization for

       those with a minimum of Lower Credit.

 

 

 

Schools & Academics

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WELCOME, PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS!

 

Applying to any tertiary institution is a thrilling experience. The Polytechnic community is thrilled that you are considering our institution as your choice institution. Our trim but fit staff will do everything to guide you through the admission process, answer your questions as much as we can and introduce you to the Polytechnic and its community during our traditional orientation exercise. We implore you to keep a date with us during this exercise.

 

By choosing to enrol at Imo State Polytechnic, you are joining an institution with a rich background as the first accredited College of Agriculture (Monotechnic)  in Nigeria in 1979, a Polytechnic that has an atmosphere that is best described as one family since  its inception, a Polytechnic with a culture of academic excellence and opportunity and made all richer now as the most ICT- driven Polytechnic in the country and with a Reverend Father as Rector. Imo State Polytechnic is, indeed, an institution on the fast-lane of educational development.

Welcome to our vibrant student life programme enhanced by our beautiful campus and hospitable town of Umuagwo.

 

As you perfect your plans to join us, we urge you to take all application/screening deadlines seriously and to be sure you have all the materials to the admission office by the designated deadlines. This means that you must complete your clearance before entering the classroom to avoid losing your admission and/or paying unnecessary penalties. Be assured we will enforce this, so do not be caught. These are areas most student over look and most times the most costly of all the mistakes.

 

Please note that you have to provide  valid e-mail address, as all mails to you will be through your e-mail. Our help telephone lines will be open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday). We will try to answer your questions during these periods as all calls after 4.00 pm will not be answered. Feel free to contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Once again, congratulations and welcome.

 

Dr. Uche Ogbuokiri

Director, Admissions   

 

 

Admission Information

 

Schools / Departments

 

Library

 

Registrar's Office

 

Cisco Academy

 

Microsoft

 

Affiliations

 

 

Alumni

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If you are alumni of Imo State Polytechnic, we will like to hear from you. Please fill in the contact form below to join the great community of IMOPOLY graduates.

 

 

Social Media

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Milestones / Awards

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Imo Poly was converted to a multi campus Institution by absorbing Imo state School Technological Skills Acquisition Institute Orlu and Imo State Cooperative College Ehime Mbano to form Imo Poly Campus Orlu and Imo Poly Campus Ehime Mbano.

Bursar

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  • The Ag Bursar is Mr Bernard Ojiaku.

Milestones / Awards

  • Imo Poly was converted to a multi campus Institution by absorbing Imo state School Technological Skills Acquisition Institute Orlu and Imo State Cooperative College Ehime Mbano to form Imo Poly Campus Orlu and Imo Poly Campus Ehime Mbano.

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