Town And Gown Synergy Vital For Industrial Development, Academic Learning, Says YABATECH Rector

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The Rector of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Engr. Abdul Ibraheem has called for renewed synergy between academic institutions and industries to accelerate the much-desired technological development in Nigeria.

The Rector wooed the industry stakeholders during a courtesy visit to his office by the executive officers of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Lagos State chapter and stressed the urgent need to bridge the missing links between the town and gown.

He explained that the College is highly passionate about having partnerships with the industry and professional bodies to better the lot of the students and the industries.

He said, “I am very proud to be part of the NSE Lagos Branch, count me as one of your advocates in convincing NSE members in YABATECH to actively participate in the activities of the association.

“We will make an effort to change the narration and be intentional about it, and we will give them the required support to ensure that our members do the needful.

“One of our topmost agendas in the present administration’s ERECT mantra for the college future agenda, is to empower the workforce of the institution by enabling them to achieve self-actualization in which they will be able to be proud of themselves and this will be done by tapping into the advantage of partnering with various professional bodies and industries; he added.

The Chairman, NSE Lagos branch, Engr. Bello Adekunle, who led the delegation, informed the management of the college that the visit was to felicitate with the Rector of the College, Dr. Engr. Ibraheem Adedotun Abdul, who has been a member of the Society, since he was appointed Rector of the premier tertiary institution in Nigeria to seek the necessary areas of partnership with the institution for mutual benefits.

He added that the visit was also to implore the leadership of YABATECH to encourage all NSE members in the College to attend the Society’s activities and meetings both at at the branch and national levels, regularly, to pay their dues promptly, and to contribute positively to the development of the professional body, which will be a catalyst to the growth of the Association.

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