- To provide instruction and training in Sciences Engineering Technology, Environmental Sciences, Commerce, Applied Arts and Information and Communication Technology.
- To promote scholarship, consultancy and research in all fields of human endeavours.
- To provide Technical, Vocational, Scientific, and Entrepreneurial needs of individuals, industry and community.
- To prepare and groom its students for University and Professional Bodies requirement.
- To provide opportunity for distant learning for persons who desire to improve their academic qualifications while pursuing their regular jobs.
THE POLYTECHNIC ANTHEM
Port Harcourt Polytechnic
A leading urban polytechnic
For quality and functional skills in science
Advance technology and commerce education
A tertiary institution for national development
All hail RIVCAS
Oh great RIVCAS
On Christ the solid rock we stand
Towards greater heights
A reference centre to renowned researchers
An institute known for excellence
A citadel of technological innovation
A strong foundation to further education
A place of pride for better Nigeria