Yaba College of Technology

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Yaba College of Technology, or YABATECH, founded in 1947, is Nigeria's first higher educational institution.[1] It is located in Yaba, Lagos. It has a student enrollment of over 16,000.[2]

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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.

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.

[3] The name was changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba in 1979, but changed back to the current one in 1980.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yaba College of Technology". Nigeriaweb - Education. Odili.net. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Yaba College of Technology. 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ Toby-Lade, Joseph W.O. "HISTORY AND REASON THAT LED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL ENGINEERS "NATE" (NOW KNOWN AS NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGISTS IN ENGINEERING) "NATE"". History. Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Brief History of the College". Yaba College of Technology. 2005. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 

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