The founder of Rose of Sharon foundation, Dr. (Mrs.) Folorunsho Alakija has declared that the 70th year old institution, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), ought to have become University by now.
During the courtesy visit of Yabatech Management to Alakija in her Rose of Sharon Towers Victoria Island recently, she noted that Yabatech is the premier tertiary institutions in Nigeria which has been in existence for a long period; and the College is ripe to become University.
The richest woman in Africa encouraged the Management to surmount whatever the challenges before the College; and put more effort in ensuring that the status of the institution changes as soon as possible.
The Rector of Yabatech, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe in his opening speech explained that the courtesy visit is to appreciate Mrs. Alakija for her numerous kind gesture to the College; and to familiarize with College’s illustrious fellow to intimate them of our plans.
“We are planning to inaugurate Board of Fellows made up of distinguished Nigerians who are recipients of the College Fellowship award that will be partners in progress; we will tell them our needs and the areas that they can be of help to us individually and collectively. Endowment fund will be launched to take active part for development project especially Epe campus which is begging for infrastructural development.”
Alakija is an illustrious fellow of Yabatech, she is one of the biggest individual donor to the College; her latest gesture was the donation of Skill Acquisition Centre, she has promised to equip the centre with necessary facilities.