Flour Mills Donates Hiace Bus To YABATECH

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Flour Mills Donates Hiace Bus To YABATECH

The Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc recently donated a brand new Toyota Hiace bus to the School of Technology, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) to mark the School Annual Lecture/Exhibition/Fund Raising event.
The Group Managing Director of FMN, Mr. Paul Gbededo, an alumnus of the College was ably represented by General Service Manager FMN Mr. Olalekan Adebekun who presented the bus to the College, said that the donation was part of the company Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) to the school vis a vis the College.
During the opening remarks, the Rector of the institution, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe commended the School of Technology for being a pacesetter; living up to expectation in the College, and for organizing 2019 Annual lecture titled “Restructuring Education and Research Systems for Technological Advancement in Nigeria” which is relevant and timely even at a time our dear country is yearning for improvement in every aspect of her national development.
While receiving the bus Omokungbe expressed appreciation to FMN for the donation, he congratulated the Dean of the School, Dr. Peter Okolie for using his influence to bring developmental projects to the school. He promised on behalf of the management to renovate 20 classrooms in the school of Technology as their contribution towards the fund raising, while Adebekun on behalf of FMN pledged to equip offices in the school with good furniture.
Earlier during the welcome address, Dr. Okolie stated that the school has grown in leaps and bounds producing, graduates in various fields that have proved their mettle and have become captains of industries, entrepreneurs, government officials, experts.
He appealed to management of the College to keep striving to improve infrastructural, physical and laboratory facilities and human capital to bring the school and the College at par with its contemporaries worldwide. Likewise, appeal was extended to captain of industries, alumni members who graduated from the school and other well-wishers because according to him “Together We Can Do More.”
The Guest Speaker of the Annual lecture, Former Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB) Prof Olusola Oyewole, did justice to the theme and thereby made the following recommendations; Compulsory Education for all Children and youths, Promotion of Skills Acquisition and Defined Learning Outcomes (All Polytechnics in Nigeria should be converted to University of Technology as it happened in Ghana recently), Re-Orientate Learning from Staff Centered to Learner Centered, Affiliate all Research institutes to Universities and support increased workforce for research, Promote internalization at Home and Abroad and Set Up Research Granting Bodies.