…254 bag Distinction
The Yaba College of Technology, (Yabatech), Lagos will, at its 35th Convocation graduate 7, 717 with 254 of them getting Distinction.
A total of 1, 893 will be graduating with upper credit while 3, 940 are graduating in lower credit and 1, 630 in pass grade.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the Rector of the institution, Dr. Ibraheem Abdul said the convocation ceremonies will involve award of Diplomas, Certificates and Prizes to the graduating students of the 2021/2022 academic session.
He also added that conferment of fellowship of the College on eminent and truly deserving Nigerians will also be part of the ceremonies.
Giving the highlights of the ceremonies, Dr Abdul said the convocation lecture comes up on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 11am with the topic; Empowering Nigerian Youths in the Present Day Economy, to be delivered by the Chief of Staff to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rt Hon. Olufemi Gbajabiamila.
The Chairman of the convocation lecture is Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio, President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Rector also stated that the fellows night will hold at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Wednesday, November 22 , 2023.
“The convocation ceremony is slated for Thursday, November 23, 2023 and the distinguished guest of honour is the Honourable Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman.
“Furthermore, the College will be conferring fellowship awards on three outstanding Nigerians at the ceremony, Lady Christine Doja Otedola, Comrade Hassan Adebayo Sunmonu and His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum.”
He explained further that the fellowship awards on esteemed and exemplary Nigerians who have contributed immensely to national development, education and other sectors including those who distinguish themselves in their areas of endeavours is in line with the tradition and mandate of the polytechnic education.
“The justification for the conferment of the prestigious fellowship awards on these revered Nigerians centers on their respective accomplishments within and outside the country,” he added.