The School of General Studies was created in 1987 after a general re-organization of departments in the Polytechnic.
The School is basically a service school. It has four departments.
- Department of General Studies
- Department of Library and Information Science
- Department of Mass Communication
- Department of Crime Management & Control
The School offers IJMB Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Crime Management Control, Journalism and Diploma in Crime Management Control. The School also offers National Diploma in Mass Communication, and Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication, and Higher Diploma in Crime Management Control. The School service courses for other departments in the institution.
The list of Directors/Deans of the School since inception are:-
- Mr. A.W. Omotowa 1987
- Mr. C.I. Okoye 1987 – 1980
- Mr. E.O. Asanya 1989 – 1991
- Mr. C.I. Okoye 1991 – 1993
- Mr. S.M.T. Sandare 1993
- Mr. A. W. Omotowa 1993 – 1994
- Mr. I. Audu 1994 – 2003
- Mal. M.L. Garba 2003 – 2005
- Alh. S. C. Muhammad 2005 – 2013
- Alh. Hassan, HASSAN 2013 – 2018
- Dr. Umar Garba Pan 2018 – 2019
- Mrs. Lami C. Nwachuku 2019 – Date