The federal government has rated Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) high among the 51 polytechnics that benefited from the recently supplied Technical and Vocational Education and training (TVET) equipment in the areas of usage, maintenance and management.
The commendation was made during the visit of the Department of Policy Implementation and Monitoring of Government Decision (PINGD) in the Presidency on the supplied TVET equipment to 51 polytechnics in Nigeria, tagged: Skill G Project to the college to monitor the state of the equipment.
In his address, the representative of the Minister of Education, Mr. Ali Danjuma, noted that judging from the technical structure and general perspective, YABATECH stood among the 60 polytechnics in terms of taking good care of the equipment, commitment, using the college visions to maximize the use of the equipment and meeting the needs of the community.
He emphasised the need to integrate the artisans and other vocations in the art of training to further enhance the full utilization of the equipment and improve the lots of the students, staff and the industries.
The Rector, Yaba College of Technology, Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, applauded the federal government, Minister of Education, national Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and TETFUND for their roles in the development of education in the country, especially with the supply of the TVET equipment.
The supplied TVET equipment, she said, would provide a balanced complement of equipment in the college in line with the NBTE accreditation requirements.
She stated further that the equipment would enhance the training of lecturers, technologists and technicians on the installation, maintenance and use of the equipment as it will aid hands-on training and provide worthwhile experience for students.
“With the ongoing quest for technological advancement in the nation, the equipment place our institution on the right pedestal for meaningful contribution. From refrigeration and air-conditioning to autotronics and mechatroncis, the impact of our products will hopefully be felt across the nation and beyond’; said the Rector.
She added that renewable/alternative energy is the emerging trend in the world and with the equipment supplied the college is equipped for wind and solar to effectively participate and generate designs that will be environment friendly and commercially viable.
Dr. Ladipo emphasized that harmonizing the equipment with the functions of the Centre for Entrepreneurship development in the College will enable the college to turn out industry-relevant graduates.
Adeworan is a 300-level student of Mass Comm, Oduduwa University, presently doing his Industrial training with The Sun Publishing Ltd.