ACADEMIC PLANNING UNIT.
The Academic Planning Unit of Yaba College of
Technology, Yaba is an academic organ of the College under the office of the
Rector. It was established in October
2011 during the leadership of former Rector, Dr. (Mrs.) M. K. Ladipo. The Unit is controlled by a Director and
assisted by other staff.
VISION OF THE UNIT
To be outstanding Academic Planning Unit among
tertiary institutions that will make impact in teaching, learning and research.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE UNIT
To ensure that the content of Academic
Programmes, facilities, human and other resources are of adequate and
universally acceptable standard for conducive teaching, learning and research
for the sustenance of technological education in Nigeria.
The philosophy of the unit is to improve and
transform academic learning environment to high and acceptable standard in all
the programmes in the college.
FUNCTIONS OF ACADEMIC PLANNING UNIT
The functions of the Unit are as
Ø Projections of students’ enrolment and
corresponding staff strength figures.
Ø Determination of adequate staff
strength and requirement to guide against any possible excess staffing and its
Ø Computation of Full Time Equivalent
(FTE) for all programmes and its analysis for planning purposes.
Ø Assisting in the revision of College
curricula to ensure compliance with procedures and guidelines for existing and
new academic programmes.
Ø Assist in identifying major teaching
and research needs of departments.
Ø Facilitating and coordinating
activities for accreditation and re-accreditation of all academic programmes
and ensuring adherence to regulatory bodies academic standard.
Ø Liaising with
Schools/Institute/Academic departments in the College for the initiation,
establishment and management of academic courses/programme;
Ø Coordinating professional bodies’
Ø Appraisal and processing of requests
for affiliation from other tertiary institutions in consultation with the legal
department of the College.
Ø Assist with initiating and processing
strong academic linkages and technical co-operations within the College; and
with other tertiary institutions, government and their agencies, international
organizations and other bodies.
Ø Assist with searching/soliciting and
processing College’s nomination for Fellowships, Scholarships, Technical
Assistance, External aids etc. for staff to enhance teaching, research and
Ø Liaising with the College’s Centre for
Information Technology and Management (CITM) for the purpose of maintaining an
Ø Interpretation of data on College
students’ annual enrolment and graduation statistics.
Ø Periodic up-dating and collection of
relevant data on changing trends of College activities, such as
Students’ enrolments per programme; per gender and other extant
Analysis of data for the internal evaluation of the performance
status of academic programmes in the College based on the specified parameters
and guidelines from the regulatory agencies.
Baseline data retrieval on student and staff statistics for use in
planning, budgeting and other management requirements.
Ø Coordination and monitoring of the
efficient operation of the Course credit System in the College and any future
Ø Coordinating the curricula development
and curricula review for programmes in the College.
Ø Managing College examinations through
effective preparation, procurement and distribution of examination materials.
Ø Preparation of Omnibus Examination and
Ø Assist in feasibility studies for the
establishment of new academic programme(s).
Ø To be involved in the production,
monitoring and periodic review of College strategic plan with respect to
Ø Assist in promoting, administering and
monitoring research projects and programmes in the College.
Ø Process research proposals from
academic staff to the College Research Committee (CRC) for research grant
Ø Collation of progress and annual
report on research projects funded by any regulatory agencies and make returns
periodically to such a body.
Ø Any other duty as assigned by the
The first Pioneer Director was Mr. I. A.
Akhuemonkhan. He served for two (2) years and was succeeded by another Director
Mr. U. I Inyang-Udoh who until his appointment was Dean, School of
Environmental Studies. The Present Director is Dr. Engr. W.O. Adedeji who until
this appointment was the Dean, School of Engineering and Chairman, Committee of
The Unit has three (3) Academic staff deployed
to the unit as Planning Officers. They are
Yekini N.A. - Lecturer I Computer
Obisanya A.A. - Lecturer III Chemical Engineering
Fadiji Ademola - Lecturer III Statistics
Other staff of the Unit are:-
Okoh, Austin A. - Deputy
Ishola, Sule - Assistant Registrar
Zosi, Juliana Adaobi - Senior Secretarial Asst. 1
Olumegbon, Akeem - Asst. Chief Clerical Officer
Johnny, Latifat Ayoyinka - Senior Clerical Officer
Awoponle, Ademola - Senior Driver
In conclusion, the Unit is poised to serve the
staff, students and the entire college community with good academic planning
and programmes so that Yaba College of Technology would continue to maintain
its leadership position among other higher institutions in the Country.