GREAT YABATECH: Columbia Varsity Researchers Visit Yaba College Of Technology!!!!

A group of researchers from the Columbia University in the US, paid avisit to the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), with a view to exploring the growth and development of technical and vocational education and training as it relates to the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre inthe College.

YABATECH is one of the 60 United Nations Education Vocational Centres (UNEVOC) in all the regions of the world under the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The researchers toured the college to see for themselves the college’s teaching and learning modalities in the implementation of thenational vocational qualifications framework; share successful entrepreneurship initiatives in the West Africa region and development and implementation of TVET quality analysis/diagnosis instrument.

The visitors were amazed at the level of implementation and growth of the UNEVOC centre headed by a director, Ms. Ify Marinze.

The Rector of the College, Dr. Margaret Ladipo, revealed to the visitors that the College’s attention is focussed on greening TVET; TVET teacher education, entrepreneurship skills and sustainable development.

The College, she said, through the UNEVOC centre e-forum, is making contributions to collaborate and develop 21st Century ideas with the hope of expanding the implemented projects with other tertiary institutions in ECOWAS sub-region.

The head of the researchers, simply referred to as Tatiana B, was full of appreciation to the college and with the enormous development they witnessed during the tour of the college.
National/regional TVET institutions were able to network and share resources.


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