The Islamic College, Magburaka (ICM) was established with the initial support of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) with the purpose of providing training in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the ambition was for it to eventual evolve into an Islamic university. Support for the college, however, became lukewarm when it was incorporated (at least notionally) into the Northern Polytechnic in 2004. The campus was completely destroyed during the war, but was comprehensively rehabilitated in 2015 with funds from the Islamic Development Bank and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since its rehabilitation, however, academic work did not resume in the College until its incorporation into EBKUST.
The Government Technical Institute (GTI) was established in 1962 essentially as a technical/vocational institution to address the middle level human resource needs of the country in the technical field. Like practically every other institution in the country, it was badly affected by the war, with the campus almost totally destroyed. With the passing of the Polytechnics Act in 2001 and the transformation of the Makeni Teachers College into the Northern Polytechnic (NP) in 2004, GTI was declared a campus of the new polytechnic. This reconfiguration, however, remained nominal as GTI continued to operate independently with little or no contact with NP. The Institute offers programmes certified by the National Council for Technical, Vocational and other Academic Awards (NCTVA) at the following levels: National Basic Vocational Certificate (NBVC), National Vocational Certificate (NVC), and National Technicians Certificate (NTC). GTI serves as the Technology Incubation Centre of EBKUST.