LECTURERS, STUDENTS CELEBRATE BORISHADE'S REJECTION
July 24 2003
THE academic community and major stakeholders of education have received the news of the senate's
rejection of the nomination of Dr. Babalola Borishade, the immediate past minister of education, as a
minister in the current political dispensation with a big sigh of relief.
RESURGENCE OF CAMPUS CULTISM
July 18 2003
... There had been reported cases of cult clashes at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro and Olabisi Onabanjo University,
Ago Iwoye, ... In the same token, at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, cultists went on a killing spree sending 15 innocent
students and passers-by to their early graves.
CAMPUSES REGAIN PACE, RHYTHM AFTER STRIKES
July 17 2003
VIRTUALLY grounded by the last general strike called by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest
fuel price hike, tertiary institutions are back to work, following suspension of the industrial action.
WORK BEGINS ON YABATECH'S NEW CAMPUS
July 16 2003
Constrained by the limited space at its present campus in Yaba, Lagos, the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH)
last week laid the foundation stone of its new School of Agriculture, at its new campus in Odoragushin, near Epe, Lagos.
STUDENTS MARCH AGAINST HIKES
July 10 2003
Students of University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology, embarked on a protest march, moving to Ikorodu Road, chanting anti-government slogans, with placards denouncing fuel hike as diabolic, evil, which would worsen the plight of average Nigerian students.
Students storm streets in Lagos,
June 26 2003
PROTESTS over the fuel price hike spread yesterday after students
of the University of Lagos and Yaba College of Technology and other tertiary
institutions barricaded the strategic Ikorodu Road in Lagos to press for the
immediate withdrawal of the new price regime.
YABATECH INAUGURATES PARENTS, STUDENTS, LECTURERS FORUM
June 24 2003
THE authorities of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), have inaugurated a joint parents,
lecturers and students (PALEST) forum to facilitate free flow of informati0on on the campus.
STUDENTS LAMENT WORSENING ACCOMODATION PROBLEM
June 5, 2003
Out of about 13,000 full time students of the college,
its halls of residence cannot take up to 40 per cent of them. At Hollywood,
Bakassi, Complex and Akata halls of residence, students who are ‘lucky’‘ to be
there go through a lot of pains.
YABATECH LAUNCHES YCT VENTURE
February 3 2003
AUTHORITIES of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), have launched a scheme aimed at reinvigorating its internal revenue generation base. The scheme called: Yaba College of Technology (YCT) Venture is expected to commercialise some programmes in the college.
YABATECH STAFF LAMENT PAY TRAPPED IN SAVANNAH BANK
December 30 2002
Staff and students of the Lagos State University (LASU) and Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) have appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to effect the release of their money trapped in the Savannah Bank.
YABA TECH STUDENTS AMONGST THOSE NABBED FOR PROSTITUTION
November 12 2002
Seventeen female undergraduates of different higher institutions in Nigeria
were among 110 commercial sex workers paraded by the police yesterday at the
Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja. Among them were students
studying law and medicine and students of the Yaba College of Technology.
YABA TECH ALUMNI TO RAISE N200m
November 6 2002
Yaba College of Technology Alumni Association has instituted the launching of a N200 million development fund for the provision of infrastructure on the campus.
"We do not want to be a ceremonial alumni association. The work we are about to start, and determined to complete, will he a lasting testimony to the tenacity and sacrifice of a few individuals who are prepared to work towards higher ideals,"
YABATECH DEVISES NEW PLAN FOR INNOVATIVE STUDENTS
October 31, 2002
Plans to move Nigerias tertiary institutions into the fast lane in technological innovations and training of skilled manpower have been devised.
The Rector of Yaba College of Technology, disclosed that a strategic plan aimed at training students who are not only knowledgeable and skilled but also have innovative ideas, have been drawn up and is already being implemented by his administration
MY ROAD TO SELF DESTRUCTION
October 2 2002
"I am neither a thief nor an armed robber. I came to Lagos for a week long initiation ceremony of students in the old Western states' higher institutions. On Monday, September 9, 2002, we went to Yaba Technology, Yaba, Lagos, where about 13 students were initiated into the Neo Black Movement, otherwise known as Aye.
INSTITUTE TO ORGANISE TRAINING DAY FOR STUDENTS
October 2, 2002
Association of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIF-ST),Lagos, has expressed its preparedness to facilitate its growth by organising training for students of food science and technology in tertiary institutions.
FOR THE LOVE OF EMODI
September 30, 2002
There is a ray of hope for Tonie Emodi, the Yaba College of Technology art teacher, and sculptor who is being hospitalised for a spinal cord injury. The African Foundation for Arts, AFA, and Society of Nigerian Artists, SNA, recently held an exhibition tagged "Save a life today," to raise N16.8 million for Emodi's treatment abroad. The exhibition was held at the Mmili Mma Gallery, Lagos.
NBTE REVIEWS SCIENCE SYLLABUS IN POLYTECHNICS
August 27, 2002
The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) yesterday began a five-day review/critique workshop for Pure and Applied Sciences programmes at the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels in technical education.
FG RELEASES FUNDS FOR SALARY INCREASES IN FEDERAL POLYTECHNICS
June 20, 2002
THE Federal government has released about N1.09 billion for the implementation of the 22 per cent salary increase for staff of federal polytechnics in the country. The implementation of the salary increase has brought the salaries of the staff of the federal polytechnics at par with their counterparts in the universities.
YABATECH FLOATS WORKSHOP ON STRATEGIC PLANNING
July 26 2002
The nation's premier technical institution, Yaba College of Technology, Tuesday, began a two-day workshop on strategic planning in a bid to streamline programmes, costs and personnel with emerging realities.
RECTOR TASKS CORPORATE ORGANISATIONS
July 17 2002
The Rector, Yaba College of Technology, Mr Olubunmi Owoso has charged Nigerian professionals and corporate organisations to show interest in the training of young men and
women in the nation's higher institutions.
IMAGES OF THE AMAZON ON CANVAS
July 11 2002
An exhibition titled Iya ni wura, will be featuring the paintings of Gbenga Orimoloye, with a few from Adekusibe Adeodunfa, which will be opened at Didi Museum, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island.
Orimoloye, a 1991 Yaba College of Technology art graduate, who is featuring 40 works describes the continent of Africa. "Africa has had a long checkered history.
POLYTECHNICS SHOULD AWARD DEGREES - NBTE BOSS
June 9, 2002
"All first generation polytechnics in Nigeria are matured enough to start awarding degree certificates independently without being moderated by universities...", the executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Engr. (Dr) Nuru Yakubu has said.
STUDENTS GO CYBERCRAZY
May 14, 2002
The bug of information technology is already sweeping across various institutions of higher learning in the country. Nigerian students are working assiduously towards measuring up to the standard of their colleagues in other parts of the world...
POLYTECHNIC LECTURERS SUSPEND 4 MONTH STRIKE
April 4 2002
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) yesterday suspended its four-month-old national strike, which paralysed academic activities in Polytechnics across the nation.