YABATECH To Become University Soon As Senate Passes Bill

The Nigerian Senate has passed the City University of Technology (Est., etc.) Yaba Bill, 2018 for second reading. The bill aims to upgrade the Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH to become the City University of Technology, Yaba.

The decision followed a motion by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos) at the plenary presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Leading the debate, Ashafa, who represents Lagos East Senatorial District, argued that if the bill is considered, it would enhance the capability of the institution to achieve its objectives.

Citing instances, the lawmaker noted that in similar circumstances in the United Kingdom, most of the polytechnics were upgraded to Universities.

According to him, the attainment of University status would definitely enhance the operations of the Yaba Polytechnic and clarify its mission and vision. Lawmakers, who contributed to the motion, also supported it. When the motion was put on a voice vote, it was unanimously adopted by the legislators.

Saraki, therefore, referred the bill to Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND for further legislative action and report back within a week.

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