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All You Need to Know About YABATECH | Soon to Become University



Latest: YABATECH Transition to University Now At Advanced Stage

Media reports have it that 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.

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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.

The Federal House of Representatives committee on Tertiary Education 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 University.

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”, he stressed.

About YABATECH

Yaba College of Technology was established in 1947 as a successor of Yaba Higher College. It attained autonomous status in 1969 by virtue of Decree 23 which granted it the mandate to provide full-time and part-time courses of instruction and training in technology, applied science, commerce and management, agricultural production and distribution; and for research.

Yaba College of Technology has eight schools and thirty-four academic departments with a total of sixty-four accredited programmes, across ND, HND and Post-HND levels. The college also offers certificate courses.

YABATECH offers B.Sc (Ed) courses in Technical and Vocational education and Postgraduate Diplomas in Engineering. The two programmes are run in conjunction with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, respectively. The student population is 15,000, while the staff strength is 1,600.

Yaba College of Technology is the first higher institution in Nigeria to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, with linkages with the world of commerce and industry. The centre offers compulsory courses which must be taken by all students throughout their stay in the college.

There is a Quality Assurance Unit in the college which monitors the quality of academic service delivery.

The Applied Research and Technology Innovation (ARTI) Unit was established to promote research and linkages with private sector organizations for the exploitation and use of research. ARTI also assists to promote linkages between students of Yabatech and students of other institutions especially in the area of research.

Free medical service is provided at the Medical Centre, which is open 24/7. Sports facilities are provided. The college has won the Nigerian Polytechnic Games five times out of sixteen editions of the competition.

The college has a second campus at Epe. The campus is home to the Department of Agricultural Technology and Michael Otedola Information and Communication Centre.

The name was changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba in 1979, but changed back to the current one in 1980.

Also See: How to Obtain YABATECH Post UTME Form

YABATECH Vision

The vision of YABATECH is to be the leading higher educational institution in Nigeria by providing first-rate academic, professional and  entrepreneurial education to our students, who are empowered to make a positive impact in the technological and socio-economic development of the country.

Mission Statement of YABATECH

To produce knowledgeable and innovative graduates, worthy in skill and character, through effective teaching, learning and research for the technological advancement of Nigeria

Brief History of YABATECH

Yaba College of Technology was established in 1947 as a successor to Yaba Higher College. It attained autonomous status in 1969 by virtue of Decree 23 which granted it the mandate to provide full-time and part-time courses of instruction and training in technology, applied science, commerce and management, agricultural production and distribution; and for research.

YABATECH Schools and Departments

Yaba College of Technology has eight schools and thirty-four academic departments with a total of sixty-four accredited programmes, across ND, HND and Post-HND levels. The college also offers certificate courses.

YABATECH Courses

YABATECH offers B.Sc (Ed) courses in Technical and Vocational education and Postgraduate Diplomas in Engineering. The two programmes are run in conjunction with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, respectively. The student population is 15,000, while the staff strength is 1,600.

YABATECH – First College of Technology to Establish CEDR

Yaba College of Technology is the first higher institution in Nigeria to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, with linkages with the world of commerce and industry. The centre offers compulsory courses which must be taken by all students throughout their stay in the college.

Some Other Facts About YABATECH

There is a Quality Assurance Unit in the college which monitors the quality of academic service delivery.

The Applied Research and Technology Innovation (ARTI) Unit was established to promote research and linkages with private sector organizations for the exploitation and use of research. ARTI also assists to promote linkages between students of Yabatech and students of other institutions especially in the area of research.

Free Medical Service at YABATECH

Free medical service is provided at the Medical Centre, which is open 24/7. Sports facilities are provided. The college has won the Nigerian Polytechnic Games five times out of sixteen editions of the competition.

YABATECH Second Campus

The college has a second campus at Epe. The campus is home to the Department of Agricultural Technology and Michael Otedola Information and Communication Centre. The name was changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba in 1979, but changed back to the current one in 1980.


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