The polytechnic was established to provide courses of instruction, training and research in Applied Sciences, Technology, Commerce, Business Management and such other fields of learning as may be determined from time to time with regards to the work force needs of the state in particular and of the Federation in general, especially the development of middle- level manpower.
Pioneer students of Rivers State Polytechnic were admitted during the 1988/89 academic year and academic activities started on 27th February, 1989.
Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori situated at Bori, the Headquarters of Khana Local Government Area, is about 56 kilometers from the city of Port Harcourt. It is on Zaakpon Road in the C amp uses formerly occupied by two institutions, namely: Regina Caeli Teacher’s Training College (T.T.C) and the Government Technical College (GTC), Bori. The two campuses are now renamed the School of Management Sciences Campus and School of Engineering Campus respectively. Zaakpon Road branches from Hospital Road on the right immediately after the Bori Model Motor Park when approaching the School from Port Harcourt.