About Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko


In a bold attempt to fully tap the potentials of the private sector in the area of Education, the education (National Minimum Standards Establishment of institutions) Degree of 1985 was amended in 1993 January as follows: “An Institution of Higher Education may be sponsored or owned by the government of the Federation or of a State or by a Local Government or by any of the following, that is:
  1. By a company incorporated in Nigeria or
  2. By an individual or association of individuals who are citizens of Nigeria and who satisfy the criteria set in the schedule to this Act of establishment of Institutions.

Following this Degree, the guidelines for the establishment of Private Polytechnic, Monotechnics and other similar tertiary institutions was drafted as a guide for prospective proprietors of private Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology, with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as the statutory body set up by the Federal Government to manage and control all matters relating to Polytechnics. With this deliberate policy of government, Fidei Polytechnic was established as an answer to the cry of thousands of Benue indigenes who were either being eliminated out of other schools or could not gain admissions into the only one existing Polytechnic in the state and elsewhere.Thus, the Very Rev.Fr.Dr.Chris Utov came into the initiative to establish Fidei Polytechnic inorder to complement Government’s effort in the education sector through private participation. The Polytechnic accordingly complied with all statutory rules for the establishment of a private tertiary institution and obtained official consent and approval to operate in September 2001 from the State Ministry of Education, Makurdi, Benue State. However, Fidei Polytechnic has not been established as a “comparative pride” or as an “opposition academy” to any other in Benue State or elsewhere, but as a child of academic necessity and in answer to as well as in fulfillment of several contending and prevailing circumstances.


The Philosophy of Fidei Polytechnic Gboko, is Excellence, Service and Creativity. For behind all technology lies the finest art of creativity geared to excellent performance to mankind.


The reasons for establishing the polytechnic are:
  • To become an Effective, Efficient and Dynamic Institution capable of producing graduates with highly employable vocational skills.
  • To design and develop high quality of educational training programmes that are responsive to the nation’s cultural, political, social and economic needs and demands.


  • To provide and maintain high quality and innovational, educational programmes.
  • To train and provide graduates with professional and manpower skills to be self employed.


To produce diplomats who are able to bend the forces and materials of nature to the good of mankind for today and tomorrow.


To provide opportunity for all, eager to be educated and also to nurture them to find their fitting places in the order of things.


Fidei Polytechnic maintains a close link with the educational sector both at state, national and international level.