By Felix Alde
The Chairman, Governing Board of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Modupe Adelabu has showered encomium on Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) for moving to 3rd from its former 7th position in the latest Polytechnic Webometric ranking in Nigeria.
Professor Adelabu praised the administration of Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe who within a year transformed the College into a peaceful and rancour-free environment with a stable academic calendar.
The former deputy governor of Ekiti State who was in the College to inspect ongoing TETFUND projects noted that if the College continues to maintain its peaceful academic stability it will move from number three position to being number one in no distant time.
The NBTE Chairman opined that the College has produced personalities that are making waves both in Nigeria and abroad, especially in the area of the Accounting profession. She hinted that this has been possible due to the quality of staff in the arsenal of the College.
Adelabu implored the College to invest more in skills development, up to the stage of exporting skills and not importing skills, likewise to invest more in technical education and in Engineering, “in fact, Yabatech should be the first point of call when looking for quality Engineers,” she buttressed.
Earlier in his welcome address, Omokungbe appreciated her for visiting the College to inspect TETFUND capital project. He thanked TETFUND for its intervention assistance to ongoing capital projects in the institution campuses at Yaba and Epe.
She later alongside Yabatech Management team inspected Construction of Comfort Station; Classrooms, Offices and Highway Laboratories, Rehabilitation and Refurbishment of Engineering Block, Construction of Lecture Theatre Building for School of Management and Business Studies (SMBS), and Construction of 2 Storey Building for SMBS. She was impressed with the level of the work at all the projects she visited.