Yaba Tech Again Inches Closer to Become a University

The Yaba College of Technology once again inches closer to become a full fledged university of technology with the passage of a bill sponsored by Senator Solomon Adeola(APC, Lagos West) during its second reading on the floor of the Senate. TCPNews Reports

Leading the debate for the bill ” A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Technology Yaba and for other matters connected therewith,2020″ Senator Adeola said the bill which was presented in the last Senate but was not passed seeks to upgrade the oldest tertiary institution in Nigeria established in 1947 during the colonial era into a university of technology adding that the upgrade will stimulate our economy’s need for requisite technical, scientific and technological skills for its effective operation.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance stated that the upgrade will address the huge demand for technology oriented tertiary education that the mega city of Lagos requires to function optimally in the interest of Nigeria adding that this upgrade is different from creating a New University from the scratch as is currently  being done for most new universities.

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Other Senators who spoke overwhelmingly in support of the bill include Senators James Manager(PDP,Delta South), Abdulfatai Buhari(APC,Oyo North), Ayo Akinyelure (PDP,Ondo Central), Barau Jibrin(APC, Kano North), Ibrahim Gobir(APC, Sokoto East) Bayo Osinowo(APC, Lagos East), Adamu Aliero(APC, Kebbi South), Ajayi Boroffice(APC,Ondo North) Kola Balogun(PDP,Oyo South), Isah Jubrin(APC, Kogi East), Micheal Nnachi(Ebonyi South) and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan who referred the bill to the Senate Committee for Tertiary  Education for further legislative action.