The suspension placed on Student Union Government (SUG) in Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) will soon be lifted.
Rector of the institution, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe stated this during a courtesy visit to his office by the executives of the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS) recently.rubi
The 8-man NANS delegation was led by its Chairman, Comrade Busari Abiola NANS expressed concern about Yabatech students not being represented in NANS and appealed to the management of the College to work towards the return of Yabatech to the mainstream of the association.
In response, Obafemi acknowledged the ban preceded his tenure but assured that efforts would be made to restore SUG in the College, and the process is at an advanced stage.
He informed the guests that students at the college are actively participating internally in the administration of the College as representatives in the Students Welfare Committee, and the Students Disciplinary Committee of the Management.
In another development, the college has been awarded a $100,000 Ford Foundation Project Grant for the development of an Art Museum Project for the College.
The project which will incorporate advocacy against Sexual Harassment (SH), and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), will be handled and supervised by the grant research team made up of Dr A. A. Abiodun, a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Science, Dr Funmilayo Doherty, a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Biological Science and Mrs Odun Orimolade, a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art.
The trio wrote the proposal that won the grant for the College.
Prof. Paul Nwulu, Senior Programme Officer of Ford Foundation who was in the College to flag off the project disclosed that the partnership between Yabatech and Ford Foundation is that of progress and development.