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05 March 2012

Rector Warns Students on 75 Percent Class Attendance

The management of Yaba College of Technology has warned the new intake of the college on the attainment of 75 percent class attendance in a semester as parameter that qualifies   students to seat for any examination in the college.

The warning was given by the Rector of the college, Dr.(Mrs) Kudirat Ibiyeye-Ladipo at the 2011/2012 academic session matriculation ceremony held at the institution’s Sports Complex.

The caution, she said , was to disabuse the minds of all students that class attendance at lectures is not essential; adding that it is a must that students attend 75 percent of all lectures in order to qualify to write the examinations at the end of the semester.

Dr. Ibiyeye-Ladipo stated in clear terms that the students are required to obey college rules and regulations, dress properly and demonstrate exemplary behaviour at all times and on no account should any student or group of students take the law into their hands.

The rector emphasized the laid down procedures and effective channels of communication for taking care of their grievances through their elected Student Union executives, the office of the Dean Students’ Affairs, class advisers, heads of department and deans of school.

“The college has a high reputation of zero tolerance for all forms of anti-social behaviour and indecent dressing”; she stressed.

Dr. Ibiyeye-Ladipo, however, lamented that only about four thousand new intakes were being matriculated out of 106,000 candidates that applied to the college and implored the successful candidates to count themselves lucky and not misuse the rare opportunity.

She stated that concerted efforts was being made to improve the college carrying capacity through the construction of more structures for lectures in 2012 that will provide additional sitting space of not less than two thousand five hundred in line with the federal government’s direction of improving access to education.

‘One of the proposed structures is a lecture auditorium with a sitting capacity of one thousand three hundred which is to be provided this year through TETFUND special intervention. Approval was received from the immediate past college Council in 2011 for the conversion of a 500 – lecture theatre single floor project to a four-floor project to provide additional office, classroom and laboratory accommodation  towards improving carrying capacity’; the rector revealed.

Dr. Ibiyeye-Ladipo, therefore, urged the new students to make the best use of the golden opportunity presented to them through their admission, stating that they were indeed privileged to have been admitted after the keen competition through JAMB and the rigorous post-JAMB screening by the college.

She also appealed to them to remain focused and make a success of their stay in the college.

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