Detail About How To Apply



Admissions into Calvary Polytechnic is governed by the conditions set out by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) guidelines, which form the bases for admission into all National Diploma programmes  in Calvary Polytechnic.

Candidates seeking admissions into this Polytechnic are expected to sit the qualifying examination conducted by JAMB. All admissions shall be provisional in the first place subject to the confirmation that the candidate meets general conditions for admission as well as departmental requirements.


Every new student admitted into Calvary Polytechnic is to register appropriately within the stipulated period  at the  beginning of the semester.  Any  student who fails  to complete  the 

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar of Calvary Polytechnic is based on the Semester System. There are two (2) Semesters in any Academic Year viz: First Semester and Second Semester. The 1st Semester shall normally commence in September/October of each year and end in February/March of the subsequent year. The 2nd Semester shall start in April and end in August of the same year. Duration of each Semester shall be approximately 18weeks, the examination week inclusive.

The Curricular

The Curricular for all ND & HND Programmes consist of four main components namely: General Studies, Foundation Courses, Professional Courses and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

The National minimum guide curriculum and course specifications developed by NBTE shall be adopted for the curriculum of all ND and HND programmes.

  • General Studies

The General Studies component of the curriculum shall include courses in: Arts, Business Communication, Citizenship, English Language, Entrepreneurship, History, Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies and Sociology.

  •  Foundation Courses:

The relevant Foundation Courses shall be in the following areas: Economics, Law, etc; Quantitative Techniques, Statistics. The number of hours for the foundation courses shall be between 10% and 15% of the total contact hours for the programme.

  •  Professional Courses:

This range of courses shall be core and relevant to the specific programme of study.

  • Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES):

The SIWES is a relevant requirement as contained in the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) guidelines for all ND students in Science based courses. Every student shall compulsorily undergo three months SIWES training at the end of the Second Semester of the first year.

A SIWES Coordinator under the students’ affairs department shall handle the SIWES placement in concert with the NBTE.

Requirements for Training

Calvary Polytechnic shall provide all the relevant equipment and other training materials in accordance with the specifications and minimum recommended requirements enshrined in the NBTE guideline for each programme. The Institution shall ensure that these requirements are adequate and that up to date training equipment as are necessary for skilled work force production are in place.

 Attendance Requirement

Every student of Calvary Polytechnic shall be expected to attain a minimum of 70% of the total possible attendance. The institution shall enforce regular attendance in all theoretical, workshop practice and laboratory activity classes. A student may be withdrawn from the course if his/her attendance falls below the minimum requirement. Absence from class on grounds of ill health must be supported by a medical report.

The Course Unit System

Calvary Polytechnic operates the course unit system. The course unit system shall ensure efficient continuous assessment practise and enable the individual student to progress at their personal rate and ability. This practice will also prevent the repetition of a whole Semester or Session where only a small number of course(s) are failed and Grade Point Average is high enough, in such a situation, the students will only be required to have a Carry Over/ or Carry Overs. 

Apply Now


Programmes to be mounted in Calvary Polytechnic

Calvary Polytechnic shall run the three regular Polytechnic programmes ascribed to the Polytechnic system. These programmes are: National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes as well as some Certificate courses and programmes that would prepare individuals for professional registration like COREN, etc.

National Diploma (ND)

The National Diploma programmes are designed to provide introductory studies in engineering, business and other technologies, thereby producing Diplomats with the basic knowledge and skills, which will serve as a foundation for further skill acquisition/development of the student in the various professional disciplines. The National Diploma programmes shall run for two academic calendar years (i.e. four semesters) for full time students. For part time students, a maximum of four academic calendar years (i.e. eight semesters) is required.

Higher National Diploma (HND)

The programme is open to students who must have successfully completed the National Diploma programme in an NBTE accredited course and have had the compulsory one-year post National Diploma work experience. It is designed to produce graduates with adequate professional competence and skills to enable the individual to perform supervisory and managerial roles in his/her work environment. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a followup programme for the National Diploma.

The duration of the Higher National Diploma programme shall be a minimum of two academic calendar years, (i.e. four semesters). 

Certificate Programme

Calvary Polytechnic shall mount Certificate programmes in specific courses based on industry demand and popularity. The objective of the programme shall be to meet the specific needs of candidates who for some reasons may not have the opportunity of benefiting from a National Diploma programme.

The certificate programmes, depending on the course contents and its scope, shall run for a minimum of three months. Credit hours earned may provide advanced placement for the candidate in the relevant National Diploma programme.

Structure of the Proposed Academic Programmes

Academic programmes in Calvary Polytechnic are structured in distinct schools. Each school shall consist of related academic departments/courses. Sharing of common facilities by related schools shall be allowed as this shall strengthen the individual programmes and ensure interdependence of the academic departments.

Proposed Schools/Departments and their Administrative Structuring.

Calvary Polytechnic shall operate four Schools viz.:

➢ School of Science Technology,

➢ School of Engineering,

➢ School of Environmental Studies 

➢ School of Management Studies.

Each School shall be made up of a cluster of closely related programmes of study designated as Departments. A qualified academic staff not below the rank of Senior Lecturer shall head every Department. Every School shall be under the administration of a Dean who must be a duly qualified professional in one of the courses offered in the respective School.

Apply Now