Yaba College of Technology
Yaba College of Technology, founded in 1947, is Nigeria's first higher educational institution. It is located in Yaba, Lagos. The college is a center of culture and heritage. Currently it has student enrollment of over 16,000.
Yaba Higher College was founded in 1934 and, when the students were moved to Ibadan to create the University of Ibadan in 1948 as part of the Nigerian Ten-year Technical Education Development Plan of 1944, the college was founded as Yaba Technical Institute, a technical successor institution, in 1947. The creation of the college was facilitated by bringing together training centres of public departments, including the Lands and Survey Training Centre which started in 1908, and those of the Marine which started in 1928, the P.W.D. in 1931, the Post and Telegraphs also in 1931 and the Railways in 1942. The name was changed to the current one for the first time in 1963 following requests from students. Research was added to instruction and training in the objects of the institution by the decree of 1969. The name was changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba in 1979, but changed back to the current one in 1980.
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