The Polytechnic, Iresi was conceived in 2005 by the Iresi community, through Iresi Progressive Union (IPU) under the leadership of the then IPU president Rev. Prof. Samuel Ayodele. Before then, the community had created a powerful think-tank called the Iresi Zenith club, made up of notable, capable and patriotic men and women who can be described as achievers in their private lives. It was to this body that Prof Ayodele submitted a proposal for the creation of a College of Agriculture, a Monotechnic. The option was based on the fact that Iresi has for ages been an agrarian community noted for the cultivation of several food and cash crops. However, it soon became evident that the preference of most youths was not for course in Agriculture. Thus, in 2007 National Board for Technical Education was approached to modify the original application to Institution which is a full-fledged Polytechnic.
The Polytechnic Iresi, Osun State is set to commence Degree, National Certificate in Education (NCE), Interim Joint Matriculation Examination (IJMB) and Preliminary Preparatory Class for JAMB (PPCJ) Programmes come 2021/2022 academic session. The decision to commence these programmes was unanimously agreed by the Academic Board members of the institution in their meeting held on 20th of October 2021. However, the Rector, Dr. Kadiri stated that the commencement of these programmes is subjected to the approval of the institution Governing Council at a meeting slated for December 11th, 2021. Dr. Kadiri made it known that the degree programme (Top-up/conversion on weekend basis) will be in affiliation with Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, and certificate will be issued with Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in the name of the University. He also added that the objectives of introducing these programmes are to encourage education at all levels and promote the saying “education for all” for the betterment of Iresi community and the nation at large.