About Our Department

Welcome to estate management

The 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.


The 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 session.


Under 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.


The next Head of Department (HOD) Oyebanji, Akanbi Olusayo (Mr.) took after Ukabam T. A., who was the immediate past Dean of the School of Environmental Studies.


The 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.


In 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 nationwide.

They are also participating actively in the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) matters.


Presently, 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 III).


Head of Department’s Profile

Victor 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.


The 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.


Okoh 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.





The 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.

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