The Institute of Technology & Management (ITM), was established by the Cross River State Government (CRSG) of Nigeria in December 2012 but opened its doors to academic activities in September 2014.
- Runs approved programmes accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE);
- Has been accredited by the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB). Hence, the Institute is currently engaged in the 2016 admission screening exercise;
- Has fully been approved by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and our second batch of National Diploma students will commence their 16 weeks supervised Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) exercise in September 2016.
Cross River State is located in the South-South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. It shares boundary with Akwa Ibom, Abia, Ebonyi and Benue State and international boundary with the Republic of Cameroon. The state capital is calabar. The state has many centres of attraction, prominent among which are the Obudu Cattle Ranch and Tinapa Resort. The State is socially known as the People’s Paradise. The Institute’s central location, (Cross River Central Senatorial zone) is also of great advantage to the citizens of the state. ITM is located within a good spread of approximately 76 Hectares of land, about 146 kilometers north of Calabar, towards Ikom. Its geographical coordinates are 5° 48′ 0″ North, 8° 5′ 0″ East. The frontal boundary of the ITM premises stretches over approximately 1.5 kilometers. There are two main gates of entry, both sited along the Calabar – Ikom Highway.
Traditionally, the state is one of the most peaceful states in the federation, Cross River State is home to some of Nigeria’s most beautiful scenery. The development of the state’s tourism potential remains at the core of the state government’s strategy for development. Two-thirds of Cross River State is covered by tropical rain forests, making it one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The state is also blessed with mineral resources like: oil and gas; clay; salt; lime stone; kaolin, barite, and quartzite. Cross River State has one of the largest preserved rain forests in the world. It is also the home to a naturally occurring lake in the South- South region of Nigeria: the Reform Lake. The lake is central to a fishing festival, which takes place between March and May every year. Centers of tourist attractions also include the mountain tops of Obudu, the Cross River national park, the Rain forests of Afi, Waterfalls of Agbokim and Kwa, spiralling ox-bow Calabar River which provides sights and images of the Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar Marina, Calabar Residency Museum and the Calabar Slave Park. Other tourist attractions are the Ikom Monoliths, the Mary Slessor Tomb, Calabar Drill Monkey Sanctuary, Cross River National Park, Afi Mountain walkway canopy, and the numerous carnivals in the state like the annual Calabar Carnival, the State Christmas Festival, the State Carnival Float, Yakurr Leboku Yam festival, Calabar Boat Regata and the Anong Bahumono Festival which holds in Anong Village, during which different cultural dances are showcased. The natural potentials available to the state were obviously pointers to the government’s choice of take off beneficial academic programs in the Institute. Our mission is centred on provision of credible and effective tertiary vocational training and education to Cross River State and Nigeria and eventually, beyond Nigeria.
With this ambition, we shall be producing graduates who will be.
- Successful in finding jobs;
- Partners with local and national industry;
- Able to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.