UK Varsity, YabaTech Set To Collaborate On Exchange Of Programmes - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, November 6, 2023

UK Varsity, YabaTech Set To Collaborate On Exchange Of Programmes

The University of Northampton in United Kingdom is set for collaboration with Nigeria's premier tertiary institution, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos on exchange of programmes, researches and grants access

The collaboration is in the quest for development, growth, infrastructural upgradement,  empowerment of staff  workforce and expansion of the college academic and skills development programmes. 

The Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Art, Science and Technology of the university,  Prof. Sian Davies-Vollum dropped the hint on the proposed partnership during her courtesy visit to the management of Yaba College of Technology, which is her  first vista to Nigeria and the college on a research project.

The collaboration is in line with aspirations of the ERECT Agenda of the institution as mapped out by the present administration of the college led by the Rector, Dr. (Engr) Abdul Ibraheem. 

The highly excited Sian Davies-Vollum, who is a Professor of Environmental Geoscience was delighted to have visited  the first tertiary institution in Nigeria and Nigeria at large, disclosing that the collaboration will be of immense benefit for both institutions  as they will have a lot to gain from each other.

Professor Davies-Vollum was in Nigeria for a research project on drawing a frame work for the sustainability of Lagoon in West Africa under her Resilient Lagoon Project Network body.

 She hinted that the collaboration will give room for research development especially for Ph.D students and it will enable them to enjoy scholarship, and other numerous benefits for both staff and students of the College.

Delivering a lecture in YABATECH titled: ‘A Management Framework for the Sustainability of Lagoon in West Africa’ in which,  she identified  sustainability of the world lagoon as  vital to communities, ecosystems and economies,  international and communities.

Multi-stakeholder platform, she explained aims to bring a new dynamic to understanding and addressing this crucial challenge.

Sian Davies-Vollum who is also a co-founder of Resilient Lagoon Network organisation visited Lagoons in Victoria Island, community settlement on lagoons and Epe communities, University of Lagos, Lagos State Water Ways, LASWA for the execution of her research work with her team.

In his address, the Rector of the college, Dr. (Engr.) Ibraheem Abdul declared that the College was ready to do all it takes to move Yaba College of Technology to the next level and his administration would put in all it takes to better the lot of both staff and students.

" We are always on the look out to access grant locally and internationally for research development, we have Centre for Research Support and Grant Management and Centre for Linkages, Partnership and International Relations, therefore we have what it takes for collaboration”, he stated 

“We are delighted to see you in our institution and the desire for partnership, we are highly grateful for this opportunity, it will not be taken for granted, and we are ready for the collaboration”.

Present at the visit were other members of the Resilient Lagoon Network organisation were Dr. Olufunmilayo Doherty, who is also the College Ag. Director, Centre for Research Support and Grant Management,    Mrs Aneyo from University of Lagos, Dr. Idowu Aneyo, Mrs. Oluwatosin Amolegbe Mrs. Henrietha Badejo, the Personal Assistant to the Rector and Mr. Adekunle Adams,  Deputy Registrar, Centre for Information,  Communication and Public Relations.

(l-r) Dr. Ibraheem Abdul, Rector, Yaba College of Technology and Prof. Sian Davies-Vollum, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, University of Northampton, United Kingdom at her courtesy visit to the College

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