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.