Field Ready Partners YabaTech

From Left: Bursar, Mr. Yeosuf Abdulwaheed, Polytechnic Librarian, Mrs. Taye Adebowale, Field Ready Country Chairman Nigeria, Mr. Alex Illah, CEO Field Ready UK, Mr. Phil Andrews, Rector, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe, Deputy Rector Academics, Engr. (Dr) Kehinde Oshifala, Registrar, Dr. Olukayode Momodu, and Director Special Duties, Ms Charity Amapakabo.

By Felix Alade

Getenergy Field Ready Limited, an organization that specializes in helping educators to produce highly employable young men and women has signed a Licence agreement with Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) to bridge the gap between education and employment by producing graduates who are ready to work in the industrial sector.

The collaboration is also to support some of the brightest and most able students to become highly employable and ready to start work in Nigeria’s leading national and international industrial companies.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Field Ready United Kingdom, Mr. Phil Andrews and Country Chairman Nigeria, Mr. Alex lllah, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of Field Ready.

The Rector of the College, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe who signed on behalf of Yabatech appreciated Field Ready for showing interest in partnering with the College. He disclosed that the programme would run for six months for the graduating students, and it would be incorporated in the course programme of the students to enable a seamless transition into employing the students.

He noted that after signing the terms and conditions, the curriculum of the Field Ready programme would be reviewed for effective commencement of the programme during 2020.

Mr. Phil Andrews was highly elated about the warm reception his team received from Yabatech Management, he hinted at the possibility of Yabatech becoming the first tertiary institution to run the Field Ready programme in Nigeria. The programme has been running successfully in Ghana and Mozambique for several years since 2015.

Andrews reiterated that his company’s programme with Yabatech would bridge the gap between being educated and employable because the programme is proven to enable and enhance the employability of students.


Felix Alade is the Media Relations Officer, Public Relations Department of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos

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