The Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori was established by the Rivers State Government in 1988.
The Military Governor, Colonel Anthony Ukpo inaugurated the provisional Council on May 13, 1988. The Edict establishing the Polytechnic was signed into law by Group Captain Ernest O. Adeleye, Former Military Governor of Rivers State on March 25, 1989. He also performed
the Formal Ceremony of the institution on May 19, 1990.
The Polytechnic was established to provide the courses of instruction, training and research in Applied Sciences, Technology, Commerce, Business Management and such other fields of learning as maybe determined from time to time with regard to the work force needs of the State in particular and of the Federation in general, especially the development of middle-level power