Historical Background

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Novelty Polytechnic, Kishi is a leading private polytechnic in Nigeria accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) – the apex regulatory body on Polytechnic/Monotechnic education in Nigeria. Situated on a hundred and twenty two hectares (122km2) of land, the Novelty Schools Project is a one-stop ‘academic village’ comprising of kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, Polytechnic and the ongoing University.

Within a pace of 3 years of establishment, the elementary and secondary sections have enrolled nearly five hundred pupils as at February 2020. Our conducive atmospheric learning environment, experienced teaching and non-teaching staff, affordable tuition fee are amongst the very reasons many have chosen Novelty Polytechnic.

Our deliberate investment in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was in 2019 applauded by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that adjudge our CBT center as one of the best in the country.


A philanthropist, retired public servant, renowned educationist and astute administrator, Dr. AbdulGaniyu Gbolagade Salami left no stone unturned in his dogged pursuit of raising the banner of his local community – Kishi – and the Nigeria at large.

Concerned with the general deterioration of the standard of education and the needs to improve same, Dr. A.G. Salami in his determination to complement the efforts of Government in making education accessible and affordable to all citizens, started the Novelty Schools Project – an academic village comprising of Kindergarten, Secondary School, Polytechnic and University. Available data shows that Nigerian tertiary Institutions (Federal, State and Private) have capacity to admit less than 50% of total admission seekers that sit for JAMB examination annually. Hence the need for well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of education to deliberately invest heavily in education system as a mean to guarantee the unknown future.

Further Passionate about the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on Education, Dr. Salami strives in his God endowed resources to ensure that no child is left behind as the world matches towards vision 2030.

In the Pursuit of these, some individuals, groups and institutions whose deliberate or occasioned efforts had in one way or the other contributed to the realization of ‘The Big Dream’ must be recognized and appreciated. Of special note is the Novelty-Dream-Team led by Surv. Abdul Jelil Tijani. Also of paramount importance to recognize and appreciate are; Dr. Yisa Azeez of Lens Polytechnic, Offa, Mr. Akeem Dunmoye, Prof. Y.K Sanusi (Ag. Rector), Prof. Abdul Waheed Saliu, Alhaji Sikiru Masoroju and Alhaji Taiye Hassan Lawahb. Above all is a special recognition and appreciation of my wife Jadyann Ameenah Hardware Salami for her belief, supports and commitments to the Dream as well as my immediate family members, friends and well-wishers. Hopefully, the proposed GBOLAGAS University will commence academic activities soonest to complete the Novelty Projects circle.


Opposite Kurungu Estate, Kilo.3,
Kishi-Ilorin Road.
Kishi, Oyo State,


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