AN NGO, Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiative (TADI), has appealed to President Muhammudu Buhari to give assent to the bill according Yaba College of Technology, Lagos a university status.
Executive Director of TADI, Mr Yomi David, made the appeal in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.
David also called for more funding for the institution, while appealing to private and other international donor agencies to support it through partnership.
“Our independent searchlight team, through a facility tour, coupled with an interface with some students and staffers spurred our organisation to give an appraisal of the college.
“We acknowledge that landmark achievements have been recorded. We equally understand that there are still lots of grounds to be covered in every area to further frontiers academic excellence in the institution.
“We also commend President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts and the political will power in ensuring that the needed funds for project execution are made available on time,’’ he said.
David, however, commended the Rector of the college, Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, for what he called his giant strides through transparent ethos, hard work, team work and high sense of managerial skills.
He called on management of the institution to engage in more work that would translate into development, thereby making teaching and learning environment more conducive for both members of staff and students.
“One of the most striking evidence of performance recorded under the current administration is its move to build a befitting and well-equipped hostel accommodation.
“These are at more affordable fees and they are even more convenient for students compared to renting apartments off-campus.
“It is also on record that all laboratories, which were mostly not equipped before 2018, were fully-renovated and well-equipped for sound learning, amongst many other achievements,’’ he said.
– July 19, 2021 @ 18:18 GMT /