Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Plans to Upgrade to City University of Technology is now at an Advanced Stage and will Soon be Implemented by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The long awaited transition of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech)
to a University is at advanced stage and will soon be implemented
according to the decision recently reached during the Federal Executive
Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, which approved a comprehensive reform of
Nigeria’s tertiary education system.
This came timely when the
Minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu declared end to the
discrepancy between the holders of Higher National Diploma, and Bachelor
degrees as well as conversion of the
nation’s two most prominent Polytechnics, Yaba College of Technology and
Kaduna Polytechnic to City University of Technology respectively.
and Services led by its Chairman, Hon. Aminu Suleiman while on an
oversight visit to the College for the 2018 finance of the institution
said the visit is also in line with the transition of Yabatch to a City
While paperwork on the conversion is ongoing at the
Federal level, the Rector of Yabatech, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe lamented
on the shortage of personnels in the institution stressing that
“recruitment has been crippled due to budget constraints and approval by
the federal government. He also said that there is need for physical
development of the premier institution to meet global standards.
“The college has introduced new accredited programmes which has called
for physical expansion; Epe campus being our focus. Epe campus is an
extension of Yaba College of Technology with low physical development”,