The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Dr. Margaret Ladipo has pledged that teacher’s education shall remain high priority in the College planning and development.
Addressing matriculating 100 and 200 levels degree students of the School of Technical Education (STE) run in affiliation with the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Ladipo assured the matriculating students that the College will continue to provide conducive learning environment for its students.
She said, “We have a commitment to equip you with the requisite skills and competencies that would empower you to contribute your quota to the development efforts of this country.
“We do expect maximum cooperation from you as students to enable us accomplish the set objectives for which the STE was established.”
The rector charged the matriculants to consider themselves fortunate for the dual opportunity of undergoing their programmes at the first indigenous university in Nigeria, UNN, Nsukka in collaboration with the cradle of higher learning in Nigeria, Yabatech.
“Our security network has been further enhanced to tackle the menace of cultism and other social vices coupled with our added leverage in skills development through our flexible skills development potentials.”
Speaking in same vein, the Vice Chancellor, UNN, Prof Benjamin Ozumba charged the matriculants to guard against situations that allow the society to situate them as negative personalities.
“One of the major results of the stimulation of your intellectual life that occurs in the College is the shrinking of your spiritual life. Sometimes, students get so confused with reconciling their classroom activities with the clashing of so many faiths that their spiritual live begins to weaken tremendously.”
Ozumba, who was represented by the UNN Coordinator of Affiliation Programmes, Dr. Joshua Umeifekwem, warned the matriculants not to get entangled with perceived intellectual possession, or the acquisition of sudden freedom to weaken their moral upbringing.
He charged them to be conversant with Yabatech Student Handbook to keep them abreast of the guidelines on academic matters and their conduct as students.he
The programme was attended by officials from the two institutions including the Yabatech Deputy Rector (ACAD), Mr. Innocent Akhuemonkhan, the Registrar, Ms. Biekoroma Amakapabo, her UNN counterpart represented byMrs. Empress Okoro, the College Librarian, Mrs. Taye Adebowale, and Dean, STE., Mrs. H. A. Akanbi among others.