10 Facts You Don’t Know About YABATECH

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Ever wondered why the cradle of higher learning Yaba College of Technology popularly known as YABATECH or YCT is one of the most desired polytechnic in Nigeria and in Africa. Below are some interesting facts about the college.

  • YABATECH was established in 1947
  • YABATECH was a successor of Yaba Higher College
  • The institution  is the first higher institution in Nigeria
  • The name of the institution was changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba in 1979 but later changed back to Yaba College of Technology in 1980.
  • YABATECH is the first higher institution in Nigeria to establish a center for entrepreneurship development with linkages with the world of commerce and industry.
  • The college provides free medical service for both staffs and students at the medical center which is open 24/7.
  • YABATECH has won the Nigeria Polytechnics Games Association (WAPOGA) seven out of eighteen editions of the competition.
  • Engineer Obafemi Omokungbe is the first alumnus of the college to be appointed rector of the college since its seventy years of establishment.
  • The college has nine schools, 46 departments and over 40 academic programs across ND, HND, and Post-HND levels.
  • The college has a second campus located at Epe which is presently home to the department of Leisure & Tourism, Marine Engineering, Agricultural Technology and Agric, Bio-Environmental Engineering and the Micheal Otedola Center for Information & Technology.
The college is one of the leading polytechnic in Africa. The slogan of the college is "The First Is Still The Best", and it is aimed at producing graduates that will be internationally competitive.

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