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We must tackle our challenges with skills, technology— YABATECH Rector

The Rector, Yaba College of  Technology , Engineer Femi Omokungbe has said  any technical  institution must be able to tackle challenges using skills and technology.Omokungbe who stated this on Monday during a press conference to announced the institution’s 32nd convocation slated for  November 16 – 22nd, said technology is the global tool for development.According to him, the convocation lecture titled, Sustainability of Technological Advancement: A key to Industrial Growth will be delivered by the Minister of  Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). “It’s our responsibility as a technology-based and foremost institution to create the platform for an academic discourse to address the challenges arising from our national quest for development”, he said adding ” the trend today globally is toward achieving development without depleting  natural resources”.The convocation ceremony scheduled for November 22, he noted will see the graduating Class of 2016/17 totalling 7,170 graduands, awarded National and Higher National Diploma of the college.

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Group demands reversal of YABATECH’s fee hike

THE Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has called on the management of Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, to totally reverse its fees hike for students of the institution noting that the decision to partially reverse fees of full time students to N22,500 was a half measure. It also asked the institution to reinstate its students’ union starting with a caretaker committee, and the suspended students.

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