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Yabatech Rector hails Kolade Oshinowo at 70

The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe showered encomium on Dr. Kolade Adekunle Oshinowo during the International Conference in honour of his 70th birthday celebration.

Speaking at the conference titled “The Trajectory of Kolade Oshinowo in the Development of Contemporary Visual Arts Practice” the Rector who was ably represented by Deputy Rector Academics, Dr. Taye Oyelola described Kolade Oshinowo a.k.a “Boy O Boy” as a bridge builder extraordinary in whose 70th birthday celebration, glamour, hard work and honour attracted important dignitaries within and outside Nigeria to the conference.

During the conference that was organized by the Society of Nigerian Artists & National Gallery of Arts Nigeria in collaboration with School of Art, Design & Printing Yabatech; Omokungbe noted that he was particularly happy to witness the celebration of this great man, a former Deputy Rector whose contributions to the development of Yabatech is invaluable.

“I once again appreciate and value your time, and wish you happy and meaningful deliberations as we celebrate one of our own Kolade Oshinowo. With the extent of what God used him for in the College since 1973 to 2008, I am not surprised about this very loud 70th birthday anniversary put together by your products, admirers and constituency and I perceived  more accolades to come in the years ahead” he said.

Dean, School of Art, Design and Printing Yabatech, who also doubles as Chairman organizing committee, Dr. Kunle Adeyemi revealed that this was the first time that School of Art, Design and Printing Yabatech will be hosting an international conference of this magnitude.

The conference witnessed intellectual juggernauts from the world of art; the first lead paper presenter was former Dean Faculty of Environmental Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Jerry Buhari; the second lead paper presenter was the Head of Department, Fine and Applied Arts University of Benin, Prof. John Oghene, while the third lead paper presenter was Head of Department Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr. Krydz Ikumenemesi. The two key note speakers were former Deputy Vice Chancellor Ladoke Akintola University, Prof. Rom Kalilu, and Yabatech Alumnus; Chair, Art Faculty, North Carolina State University USA, Dr. Tolulope Filani.

YABATECH PARTNERS LASG ON READYSETWORK PROJECT

The Management of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has revealed intention to partner with the Lagos State government on ReadySetWork (RSW) project, during the visit of the LASG official to the College recently. Ready Set work is a 13 weeks Lagos State initiative designed to solve youth unemployment, capacity building with commitment to empowerment, entrepreneurship, sustainable growth and development. Representing the Governor, the Special Adviser to the Governor on education, Mr. Obafela Bank- Olemoh noted the program will focus on graduating students of all division of national diplomas and that selected students will join other students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polythenic (LASPOTECH), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) and Caleb University, Imota in July. Stating the criteria for selection as registration and completion of an online course, the Special Adviser asserted that 5,000 participants will engage in the 13 weeks program in any of the three selected centers (LASU, LASPOTECH and UNILAG) and that graduation is dependent on 11 weeks course attendance. He encouraged the students to make judicious use of the program to change their lives for good because "youths live in a generation where they have to go extra mile to succeed in life". If you do not succeed, Nigeria will fail. Your life is in your hands. We are not about your class of grades and it does not stop you from succeeding in life. Make use of this opportunity", he added. Commenting on the partnership, Rector of the institution, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe said the College is a good pedestal to partner with the State government on the RSW project and that the initiative will provide her students with skills needed to meet global demand as quest for job creators commenced in 2016. "This project is coming particularly at a time in our national life where unemployment is a burning issue. No doubt, there will be stimulation of entrepreneurship ideas, platform for skillful employees thus increasing productivity, quality service in our industries and other productive sectors of our economy ", he explained. Engr. Omokungbe noted Management's commitment to ensure requirements for full participation is met stressing the program will expose the graduating students and nominated facility members to new ways of imparting knowledge.

YABATECH PARTNERS LASG ON READYSETWORK PROJECT

The Management of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has revealed intention to partner with the Lagos State government on ReadySetWork (RSW) project, during the visit of the LASG official to the College recently. Ready Set work is a 13 weeks Lagos State initiative designed to solve youth unemployment, capacity building with commitment to empowerment, entrepreneurship, sustainable growth and development. Representing the Governor, the Special Adviser to the Governor on education, Mr. Obafela Bank- Olemoh noted the program will focus on graduating students of all division of national diplomas and that selected students will join other students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polythenic (LASPOTECH), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) and Caleb University, Imota in July. Stating the criteria for selection as registration and completion of an online course, the Special Adviser asserted that 5,000 participants will engage in the 13 weeks program in any of the three selected centers (LASU, LASPOTECH and UNILAG) and that graduation is dependent on 11 weeks course attendance. He encouraged the students to make judicious use of the program to change their lives for good because "youths live in a generation where they have to go extra mile to succeed in life". If you do not succeed, Nigeria will fail. Your life is in your hands. We are not about your class of grades and it does not stop you from succeeding in life. Make use of this opportunity", he added. Commenting on the partnership, Rector of the institution, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe said the College is a good pedestal to partner with the State government on the RSW project and that the initiative will provide her students with skills needed to meet global demand as quest for job creators commenced in 2016. "This project is coming particularly at a time in our national life where unemployment is a burning issue. No doubt, there will be stimulation of entrepreneurship ideas, platform for skillful employees thus increasing productivity, quality service in our industries and other productive sectors of our economy ", he explained. Engr. Omokungbe noted Management's commitment to ensure requirements for full participation is met stressing the program will expose the graduating students and nominated facility members to new ways of imparting knowledge.

STUDENT WELFARISM

YABATECH, N.H.I.S, DISCUSS AFFORDABLE HEALTH SCHEME Healthy living is a major ingredient in the existence of mankind, not only does it suffix humanity but a booster for productivity. It is in lieu of this, the Management, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) have met with National Health Insurance Scheme, (N. H.I.S,) and Health Management Officers (HMO) to discuss affordable N2, 000 health scheme for her students. N. H.I.S is a social scheme intended to provide quality and affordable health service to Yabatech students. According to the General Manager of the scheme, Mr. Femi Akingbade, the scheme will provides access to healthcare services, quality and equity of service. “All students must have access to healthcare. Students will be on the Tertiary Institution Social health Insurance programme so that while on holiday, any ill students can receive treatment from any registered NHIS hospitals across the country”. “To ensure parents do not go broke while pursuing healthcare, NHIS wants to partner with Yabatech to sensitize the students on the national scheme and that the scheme is not cheap nor for inferiority purpose but to provide equal access to healthcare for all”, he added. The meeting which had in attendance HMOS representatives from Marina medical Service, International Health Management Service and Mediplan Healthcare also noted that all institutions should participate in the TSHIP programme and not to burden parents on healthcare. One of the HMOs, Dr. Chidi Ukandu also explained that the scheme cost N2000 per student advising the deduction during the registration for a new session. “Every student will have a unique identification code which is tenderable at any registered NHIS hospitals and that upon graduation, the code becomes disabled. This scheme covers accidents, surgery and cancer chemotherapy treatment as well as other illnesses’, he added. In his words, Yabatech Rector, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe pledged the college support of all students for the programme, noting that previous recommendations by the body on upgrading of medical centre equipment, TSHIP awareness programme and improvement on all other deficient areas are on-going.

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