SCHOOL OF EPE CAMPUS

SCHOOL OF EPE CAMPUS

SCHOOL OF EPE CAMPUS

  • Updated : Dec 6, 2018 07:02 pm

Yaba College of Technology, in 1986 applied to the Lagos State Government for allocation of land at Epe for its expansion and by a letter Ref, LGS.165/S.2T/53 of 18/04/86, the Permanent Secretary, Military Governors' office of Lagos State, conveyed approval for the allocation. The Land situates at the outskirt of Odoragunsin community along Epe –Ijebu ode road, Epe, Lagos State. By virtue of the survey prepared by the College the extent of the site are of three portions respectively 46.10 hec, 12.29 hec and 6.85 hec. Make up a Total of 65.24 hectares. This is expected to be fully developed in phases into an integrated agriculture development and training institute of world class standard.

The proposed site is located along Ijebu-Ode-Epe road between Odoragunshi town and Epe town. The site is on the right side coming from Ijebu-Ode and approaching Odoragunshi. It is located at a distance of about 2 kilometres from the Oba's Palace. The surrounding environment can be described as serene with natural landscape that is yet to be disrupted by urban development. There are no major geographical features within the projects vicinity except the vast natural vegetation. The relative closeness of the site to Odoragunshi and Epe provides opportunities to enjoy basic amenities which need not be replicated on the site immediately, The presence of tertiary educational institutions such as the Lagos State College of Primary Education and the Technical College along the same road axis with the proposed site will greatly compliment the educational activities of the College.

In terms of infrastructure, the vicinity enjoys electricity supply, motorable roads and mobile telecommunication signals are currently available. Potable water is mainly from private sources and the semi-urban character of the settlement does not make waste management a daunting task.
The site is relatively isolated from the main Odoragunshi settlement, although it is well accessible by road, the main access being provided by the existing Ijebu-Ode-Epe road. Residential development is however extending towards the site with scattered buildings: located along the secondary road on the southern part of the site. It is expected that the development of the proposed site will accelerate the development of the town towards the direction of the college.

The site is presently partly developed. The rest of the site is entirely covered by vegetation. Part of the site is presently cultivated by the indigenes of Odoragunshi with maize and cassava being the primary crops cultivated.