The Centre for Information Technology and Management (CITM) is a unit under the Rectory, which provides important services such as: deployment and management of Intranet and Internet connection of computers and ICT devices, supporting delivery of Information Technology processing, development and implementation of software applications, management of hardware infrastructures, webometric data management and adding credibility to all information generated in the College for management decision making.
Background of CITM Unit
Centre for Information Technology and Management (CITM) was formerly called Management Information System (MIS) unit and was established in 1987. The unit was formerly designed for capturing, storing and processing Information for Management’s use.
The first Director of MIS was Mr. S. O. Oni. He served the unit between 1987 and 1995 and developed a result processing package. Mrs. I.A. Odusote was the second Director of the unit who served between 1995 and 1999. She introduced a result processing package called GPA MASTER. Shortly when her tenure expired, Mrs. Erigha who was one of the senior programmers in the unit acted as the Acting Director between 1999 and 2001. During her tenure, a result processing software called SGS (Student grading System) was developed.
Dr. A.O. Itegboje came on board between 2002 and 2009 as the Director of MIS. Her tenure improved on the SGS and introduced the first ever student portal powered by Socket works, installation of Local Area Network across the College on a Fibre optics backbone and introduction of Intranet and Internet access services. Dr. I. K. Oyeyinka acted as Acting Director of MIS between 2006 and 2007 while Dr. Mrs. A.O. Itegboje was away on sabbatical leave.
In 2010 - 2014, Dr. I.K. Oyeyinka came back as the Director of the MIS unit. During his tenure the College management requested the unit to produce a blue print for the reengineering of the operation of the unit. The blue print that was approved by the Management resulted in the change of the unit from Management Information System to Centre for Information Technology and Management (CITM). During this period, the home-grown student portal was developed by CITM.
The reengineering heralded the expansion of the operations into three component Departments namely: Hardware, Software and Training, YabaNet and Information Processing. There were notable developments such as staff portal, online result processing, college backbone and LAN, alumni portal, online payment system and upgrading the college bandwidth from 2mbps to 60mbps.
Also, at this time there was rapid diffusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in all College activities. Dr. A. O. Ayannnuga was appointed the Director between January 2014 and June 2016, thereafter which Dr V. A. Haastrup was appointed Director of CITM between August 2016 and August 2018. In September 2019, Mr. Aigbokhan Edwin Enaholo was appointed as the Acting Director and he served for five months. More also, Dr. Olusola Olurotimi Oyebola served as Director CITM and he served between February 6, 2019 and January 7, 2020. He proposed Yaba College of Technology Digital Centre to help student with their ICT needs with a minimal cost and to also stop the activities of tout who disguised themselves with the impression of helping the student with their school fees and often escaped with their money. During the 2020-2021 period, the Director was Dr. Adigun Johnson Oyeranmi. and Mr. Aigbokhan Edwin Enaholo was the Deputy Director. The Yaba College of Technology Digital Centre was approved and became operational during the tenure of Dr. Adigun Johnson Oyeranmi. Over the years, the Software Section developed several applications services, which are currently being managed and improved by the Director and his team. Notable among these applications are Student portal (also host exam docket printing facility, secured with random key and QR code ), E-screening and new applicant portal (also houses admission letter printing application), Unified payment portal, Matric number generation as a service, Electronic resource planner i.e. ERP (hub for all backend applications ranging from result uploading, registration setup, admission processing and applicant list preparation), Students’ support windows application for backend users, Centralize result processing application, Hostel allocation and balloting system, QR code, biometric and matric number-based access control application, Secured endpoint for use with third party application and Moodle LMS for CBT. Yabatech website was ranked first among the Nigerian Polytechnics.
The current Acting Director is Mrs. Folakemi Koyenikan.
Mr. S. O. Oni
Mrs. Odusote I. A
Itegboje I. A. PhD
Oyeyinka I. K. PhD
Ayannuga, O. O. PhD
Haastrup, A. V. PhD
Aigbokhan E, E,
Oyebola O. O. PhD
Adigun Johnson O, PhD
Mrs. Folakemi Koyenikan
ROLES AND FUNCTIONS
The roles and functions of the Director are:
Services Rendered by the Unit are:
The operations of the Unit are structured into six departments/sections managed by the Heads of Section (HOS). The operational sections in the Unit are:
Duties of each Department
Decisions making: such as NBTE, Ministry of Education, State Government and
(d) Digital Centre Department
The online services offer includes
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