Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WITED, YabaTech honors former Rector and other Retirees

The Women in Technical Education and Employment (WITED) Yaba College of Technology Nigeria, honored her retirees at an event at the College. The ceremony which took place on the 11th of December 2013 at the Yusuf Grillo Auditorium, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba Lagos had several of the retirees of the College in attendance.

Prominent among those honored was the former and first female Rector of the College Chief(Mrs.) Felicia A. Odugbesan. Several others were honored for their meritorious service to the College.

In her response to the award and recognition (see below), the former Rector spoke on several areas and advised the incumbent staff on preparing for the status they have already reached.

It was also a fun time as both the retirees and fellow staffs took to their dancing steps.

You can view the gallery of the event here.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

PCF7 Conference Abuja, Nigeria

The 7th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning organized by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and National Open University, Nigeria (NOUN) was a success. The international conference held in Abuja, Nigeria from 2nd to 6th December 2013 drew participants from all of the commonwealth countries and beyond. It was a mix of participants mainly from academia, media, government, private enterprise and more.

The event had five major themes in which plenary sessions were delivered on each. They are:

  • Girls’ and Women’s Education
  • Skills Development
  • Promoting Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Institutional Development

Several workshops and papers were presented on the themes

The YabaTech UNEVOC Center was represented by the System Analyst, John Okewole who presented a workshop on "Let's get Refreshed with MERLOT" and paper/poster titled "Educational Technology, Learning Paradigms and Systemic Change: Preparing Faculty for the Future of Education".

In attendance was the Director, NBTE Center of Excellence, Kaduna, Dr. M. S. Abubakar. Check the gallery below.

More information is on the PCF7 website.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

YabaTech hosts GEW2013

This Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an annual programme to raise awareness for entrepreneurs across the world. The Center for Entrepreneurship Development, Yaba College of Technology is one of the partners hosting events in Nigeria during the week.

The 2013 edition took place between 18th and 24th November 2013. Several programmes ushered on the week including:

  • an entrepreneurship road show/sensitization
  • a talk/award
  • a press conference
  • a student entrepreneurship exhibition

The Director of CED Dr.(Mrs.) O. T. Oyelola bared her mind on entrepreneurship in Nigeria and advice on how it can be expatiated. Watch here

Friday, November 1, 2013

28th YabaTech Convocation Splash

The 28th Convocation Ceremony of Yaba College of Technology has come and gone but the memory lingers and will be for years to come. Posted here pictures of the convocation day (31st October 2013).

The Principal Staff of the College dressed in their regalia

The Rector, Dr(Mrs) Margaret Ladipo

The Registrar of the College

Other Dignitaries

The Rector, Dr(Mrs) Margaret Ladipo

The Registrar of the College

Other Dignitaries

The new Honorary Fellows of the College

A host of the graduating students

Members of the College Community

Monday, October 28, 2013

Convocation Exhibition 2013

The annual convocation exhibition is on at the Yaba College of Technology.

Different technologies and products were showcased at the events. Some of the departments with booths at the exhibition include:

  • Center for Entrepreneurship Development
  • The Glass Blowing Center
  • The Mass Communication Magazine
  • The Architectural Department
  • The Engineering School

Highlights of the pictures of the are here

Yaba College of Technology Convocation 2013

Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech) Lagos, Nigeria holds its annual convocation between Friday 25th and Thursday 31st October 2013.

The programme of the events include:

  • Friday 25th October, 2013 -        Special Jumat Service
  • Sunday 27th October, 2013 -      Special Sunday Mass
  • 28th - 29th October, 2013 -         Convocation Exhibition
  • 29th October, 2013 -                   Convocation Lecture
  • 31st October, 2013 -                    Graduation Ceremony

More information will be made available as the event progress.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Conference Abuja

The UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Forum Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development held at Abuja, Nigeria between 16th - 17th September 2013 was a success in many ways. It was an avenue to discuss the practices of TVET in partner nations and network and how it will be solidified for sustainable development.

The title of the forum was Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development and it was well attended by over one hundred and fifty speakers and participants from eighty-seven organizations, including UNEVOC centres in Africa, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in the region, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), international development partners, regional bodies and the private sector.

YabaTech was well represented at the event led by the Rector of the College, Dr.(Mrs.) M. K. Ladipo.

The College exhibited some projects in tandem with the TVET vision carried out by students of the college.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

YabaTech Staffs visits Songai Center

The YabaTech UNEVOC Center organized a tour to the Songhai International Centre in August 2013. The event which served as a relaxation and research visit was indeed an high opener.

The Songhai center has three divisions which are:
  • The Primary Section: this is where basic farming activities are carried out 
  • The Secondary Section: machinery and other processing preparation activities are carried out here 
  • The Tertiary Section: this section involves customer relations, sales, visits etc.

Other sites were also visited in the course of the visit which include:
  • The point of no return 
  • The Snake Temple 
  • The Slave House etc

In this link, pictures of the sites visited can be viewed.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 CAPA International Conference Banjul, The Gambia

The Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) International Conference on Regional Cooperation in TVET for Sustainable Development in Africa 2013 was held at Banjul, The Gambia between 2nd and 6th June 2013. 

 The College was duly represented by the Deputy Rector (Academics) Mr. Innocent Akhuemonkhan and the Director of YabaTech UNEVOC Center, Ms. Ify Marinze. 

The event featured several presentations and the College had a series of presentations too including:

  • Ecopreneurship for Green, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development at Yaba College of Technology — M. K. Ladipo,  S. O. Adelana, F. O. Borokinni,  J. T. Okewole, O.O.A. Adekunle & I. A. Ajiboshin 
  • TVET as Mechanism for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Potentials, Challenges and Policy Prescriptions – M. K. Ladipo, I. A. Akhuemonhan & L. Raimi
  • Connecting Industry with Classroom: Effective Learning Environments for a New Generation -  S. O. Adelana, J. T. Okewole, F. O. Borokinni, A. O. Adesina  & O. B. Ogunrinola
  • Improving and Sustaining the Quality of Education through Community and Collaboration - J. T. Okewole, M. K. Ladipo, S. O. Adelana, F. O. Borokinni & O.O.A. Adekunle

The programmes information is available here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Graduate students of Columbia University, New York visit YabaTech

Some graduate students (pictures) of the Columbia University, New York, USA came on a visit of TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) activities of the College on 26th March 2013. They were on a tour of Nigeria under the aegis of a Nigeria-based oil company, Afren Oil, with exploration activities in the South South region of Nigeria.

It was a revealing visit for them as they saw first hand the equipment and teaching infrastructures of the College in advocating technical and vocational education. They were welcomed to the College by the Deputy Rector (Administration). The DR after his speech decorated each visitor with a production from the College.

After the visit, they were treated to some local meals of the country. Visit the gallery of the visit here.