The fore- running of Yaba College of Technology as a provider of technical education in Nigeria reached its crescendo as a Chinese Polytechnic, Guangzhou Panyu, eyes the institution on vocational technical education.
The Chinese Polytechnic in partnership with a Chinese construction company based in Nigeria, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, (CCEC) has the required manpower capacity to provide technical assistance to the College graduates especially in the area of rail and road transportation development.
“China and Nigeria have a long standing socio- economic relationship and it is expected that CCEC will take advantage of this relationship by keying into Nigeria’s transportation development via rail transportation”, said the Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic Vice President, Liu Jiahuan.
Mr Jiahuan who defined the proposed technical assistance as a corporate social responsibility to Nigerians, noted that Nigeria’s achievements in the area of technical education were made known through the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
“Through the Railway Corporation, we know that YABATECH, the cradle of higher learning is one of the best institutions in Nigeria and as a first class polytechnic, we are desirable to cooperate with her in the field of technical and vocational training”.
The two institutions will cooperative and share academic ideas in mechanical, civil, architecture and construction engineering technology respectively.
In attendance were the management team of Yaba College of Technology led by the Rector, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe who was unavoidably absent, but was represented by the Deputy Rector Academics, Dr. Taye Oyelola, representatives of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic led by its Vice President and a representative of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Lagos District Manager, Engr. Jerey Oche.