Abstract: The Federal Polytechnic Act is an Act to establish polytechnics in various part of the country to provide full-time courses in Technology, applied sciences, management and other fields of study and to make provisions for general administration of such polytechnics. In the polytechnic system, the Rector is the Chief Executive officer charged with both administrative and academic functions while the Academic Board is the formal authority under the polytechnic regulations to make academic policy. However for the sake of meaningful decision and achievement of special and technical tasks, committees are usually created. This paper examines the Use of Committees in the Effective Management of Polytechnic system in Nigeria using Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana as a case study with a view to determining its effect in the system. It will also make appropriate recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the system.
Keywords: federal, polytechnic, act, committee, management, system