National Diploma (ND) programme in Estate Management was started in the
1982/83 academic session in the then Department of Architecture/Estate
Management, under the headship of Arc. Desalu A. A. O. of blessed
memory. It was not until the 1986/87 session that Estate Management
became an autonomous department in the School of Environmental Studies.
The department was headed briefly by Alhaji Muri Adi, a seasoned
academician in 1987, shortly after the department became autonomous.
next two heads of the department of Estate Management, namely Late Mr.
Olaleye Iyiola and Femi Okun (Mr.) tried their best to improve the
quality of products from the department, and this, led to the
commencement of the Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in 1986/87
the dynamic leadership of Ukabam, Titilayo Adetoun (Mrs.), the
department witnessed tremendous improvement in quality and number of
student enrolment as well as staff development. During this period of
her leadership, the department of Estate Management became the first
department in the College to organize an annual staff/students seminar,
the first department to abandon the conventional chalkboard for the
contemporary magnetic whiteboard, as well as the unprecedented increase
in staff development and welfare. Other achievement includes the drastic
reduction in student’s examination misconduct cases, which was hitherto
very rampant in the department.
next Head of Department (HOD) Oyebanji, Akanbi Olusayo (Mr.) took after
Ukabam T. A., who was the immediate past Dean of the School of
present Head of Department Okoh, Victor Philip Okorie (Mr.) is working
hard to position the department as that to be reckoned with as the best
department in the College. With a modest staff of five Lecturers at
inception the staff strength is now eleven with everyone possessing a
minimum of Master Degree in Estate Management and environmental related
courses. Some of the lecturers are equally pursuing Doctoral Degrees in
Nigerian and Overseas Universities.
addition, all the academic staff members are professionally qualified,
and dully registered with Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration
Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) and eligible to practice the profession
They are also participating actively in the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) matters.
the student population in the department is about three hundred and
forty (340). The department now runs full time ND and HND programmes, as
well as ND Part-Time programme. The Department has been recognized by
the Estate Surveyors and Valuer’s
Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) to run Post Graduate Diploma
programme in Estate Management, with full accreditation that exempt
holders from the NIESV’s professional qualifying examinations. (PQE
Head of Department’s Profile
Philip Okorie Okoh, the Head of Department, attended the Auchi
Polytechnic, now Federal Polytechnic, Auchi where he obtained a
distinction grade in Higher National Diploma (HND) in Estate Management.
He won two awards of the Rector’s certificate of Excellence as the best
student in National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in
the Department of Estate Management for the 1979/1980 and 1981/1982
sessions respectively. He obtained the Master of Business Administration
(MBA) from the University of Lagos in 1989 and the Master of Science
(M.Sc.) degree in Transport Studies from the Olabisi Onabanjo
University, formerly Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria in 2001.
Head of Department who is a Chief Lecturer is the longest serving
Lecturer in the department of Estate Management having joined the
services of the Yaba College of Technology in 1984. He has many journal
publications and conference papers to his credit.
is an associate member of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors
and Valuers (NIESV) and registered for professional practice by the
Estate Surveyor and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON). He
is a member of the Education Committee and Board of Examiners of NIESV.
Before joining the service of Yaba College of Technology, he practiced
in the firm of Oluola Agbaoye and Co. Lagos and thereafter, had a
consultancy training with the firm of Muri Adi Associates for five (5)
years after election by the Institution.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
Philosophy of the Estate Management programme is to inculcate the
various competencies in the profession in our students as well as
information technology, improved techniques of development, the
mathematics, and the economics in order to maximize the benefits of
ownership and management of landed properties, to both users and
investors. It is the aim of the programme to enable every graduate
optimize the use of land resources among competing claims, having regard
to public good, fair share by current and potential owners of interest
in land, and to facilitate economic development.