The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe has disclosed that the Management of the institution will continue to promote, support and encourage the culture of research in the College.
Omokungbe made this statement at the 2020 International Conference (Virtual & Physical) organized by the YABATECH chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), titled: “COVID-19 Pandemic: An enabled TVET towards Sustainable Survival and Recovery of Global Economies”.
He said, “It is important to understand that a Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) institution like ours has a role to play in post-COVID-19 economy recovery and achieving sustainable development. To achieve this, we must empower our institutions through capital and human resources development to fulfil their mandates. It is the responsibility of all Management, Staff Unions, Public and Private Organizations to rise to the occasion.”
Omokungbe noted that even though, the College like many other institutions is faced with challenges of funding, YABATECH will continue to support her staff through development and training programmes.