The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe showered copious encomium on the Former Deputy Rector Administration, Engr. Benjamin Omokwale who served the College from 1985 – 2019 and retired meritoriously from active service.
Speaking at the 2nd Distinguished Service Lecture organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering titled “The Engineer in Administration and Governance Past, Present and Future” by Engr. T.K. Ogini, in honour of Omokwale, he noted that retirement is a thing of joy and every staff must look forward to it, retirement from service must be celebrated.
According to him, Omokwale is a deserving colleague, a distinctive professional and a seasoned administrator. Today, we are gathered to honour a great mind and an even greater person amongst us, no matter how big the celebration is at beginning, it is nothing compared to the way we celebrate someone who has lived and served in an exemplary way. Omokwale is an alumnus of the College and an excellent Engineer; he joined the service of the College in 1985 as Lecturer II and by dint of hard work rose to the rank of Chief Lecturer in 2003. His dedication to duty and immense contributions to the College was rewarded in 2008 with his appointment as the Deputy Rector Administration.
Omokungbe commended Omokwale for investing 34 years in tremendous contribution to the Mechanical Engineering Department and the College as a whole; he served meritoriously as the Head of Department, he was the pioneer coordinator of the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) linkages programme with the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).
“Today we gather here to say thank you and farewell, but what we are not saying is goodbye, because we will always appreciate and value your contributions and input in matters that concern the great Yabatech. We are sure of one thing; you will always be available to offer valuable input to the College even in your retirement. You encouraged initiative and cultivated teamwork amongst the people that were around you. To be an Engineer is to be a problem solver, one who notices a problem in his environment, and devices means to proffer solution. Engineer Benjamin not only did that to a commendable level but passed on knowledge to those below him. Directly and indirectly, the nation has benefitted from his input in engineering education. A good leader and delegator, he was true to the maxim which goes thus “The best way to keep power is to share it, and the best way to influence is to listen”. I would like to express my gratitude and say thank you for your support. You have provided an avenue for everyone around you to learn and become a better person, and the unforgettable bond and friendships you have formed with people around will not be forgotten so soon. Replacing a man of your caliber is a near impossible task.
Rector hinted that in some scenarios, people leave an organization in acrimonious circumstances; but not in the case of Omokwale, he has fulfilled to the best of his abilities all that he sought to fulfill in the College, and that is the reason he was being honoured with a ceremony filled with admirers and well-wishers, because they are proud of his achievements, and his name would be used as motivation and inspiration for those that wish to follow his exemplary footsteps, because he has created a legacy that will never be forgotten in Yabatech.
OMOKUNGBE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS, AS YABATECH MATRICULATES 18,131 STUDENTS
PART-TIME CBT SCHEDULE FOR FIRST SEMESTER, 2018/2019 SESSION
YABATECH MATRICULATION 2018/2019
11th INAUGURAL LECTURE
LYNUS AITEOBHOR DONATES FIRMAN GENERATOR TO YABATECH
OMOKUNGBE GIVES YABATECH HOSTELS A NEW LOOK
TECHPRO SUMMIT 2.0 CONFERENCE
COST OF PROCESSING AND POSTING ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT REVIEWED
NNAMDI EZEIGBO CHARGES YABATECH AND OTHERS TO IMBIBE E-LEARNING
OMOKUNGBE CANVASSES SUPPORT FOR WAPOGA, AS YABATECH HOSTS COHEADS
2nd Edition of R&D Public Lecture delivered by Engr Nnamdi Ezeigbo
AFRIKANWATCH MEDIA HONOURS OMOKUNGBE
FAGBEMI COMMISSIONS YABATECH WATER FACTORY
New link to check result verification status
Yabatech Water Factory Commissioned
YABATECH GETS DIGITAL IMAGING MACHINE FROM CANON TO DEVELOP STUDENT CAREERS IN PRINTING INDUSTRY
KOICA SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH YABATECH
ADEWALE ABDULATEEF BEQUEATHS JERSEY AND BALLS TO YABATECH
YABATECH STUDENTS PRE-REGISTRATION/ATTESTATION FORM
OMOKUNGBE ADMONISHES NEW DEANS TO PROVIDE A CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING
OMOKUNGBE REHABILITATES DEPLORABLE YABATECH ROADS
Yabatech quarters accommodation application
KAYODE SAMUEL WINS SSANIP ELECTION
YABATECH RECTOR CHARGES STUDENTS TO SHUN CULTISM AND DRUG ABUSE
MUSHIN ROTARY CLUB DONATES BOOKS TO YABATECH
Deadline for Application for Re-verification
YABATECH RECTOR COMMISSSIONS DIAGNOSTIC SECTION
OMOKUNGBE COUNSELS YABATECH STAFF TO UPHOLD INTEGRITY
OMOKWALE BOWS OUT IN GRAND STYLE
OUR PATH TO POSTERITY SO FAR
Resumption of 1st semester 2018/2019 academic session
New deadline for screening exercise, March 2, 2019
Yabatech Academic Staff Profile now available online
Yabatech Alumni Update and Interactive Portal
2018/2019 Part time admission list is out
Yabatech advances to Regional Finals of 9th Annual Hult Prize
FINAL Deadline for the issuance of 2017/2018 SIWES logbook.
Screening exercise for fresh students.
2017/2018 SIWES logbook collection deadline
Screening procedure for newly admitted candidates
Reasons why an admitted candidate will not be cleared
Newly admitted ND FT screening closes Feb 1, 2019
2018/2019 Acceptance fee payment commences Jan 2, 2019
Seasons greetings from Yabatech Rector
Yabatech Receives N500,000 grant as N.I.C 2.0 winner
Corporate Social Responsibility: SFICO donates Digital Duplicator to YABATECH
Download link for YCT STUDENTS PORTAL APP
Senate Committee visits Yabatech
Yabatech gets new Bursar
DISCLAIMER ON ACCEPTANCE FEE PAYMENT
OPENING OF PORTAL FOR LATE REGISTRATION FOR FULL TIME STUDENTS
SALE OF CHANGE OF COURSE FORM FOR 2018/2019 ADMISSION
Part time late registration closes November 11, 2018
ALAKIJA DONATES SKILLS ACQUISITION CENTRE TO YABATECH, ADVOCATES SKILL BASED TECHNICAL COLLEGES
HULT PRIZE CALL FOR APPLICANTS
Yabatech Rector Assures Alumni Association of Progressive Partnership
Yabatech Rector challenges youths to develop their skills
Rector charges Yabatech community to reuse or refuse plastic
Yabatech contingent excels at NBTE/NIPOSSGA 2018
SECOND SEMESTER PART TIME EXAMS STARTS OCT 15, 2018
OSIFALA, UKABAM ARE NEW YABATECH DEPUTY RECTORS
CHINA EYES YABATECH ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
C.K. GEORGE DONATES BOOKS TO YABATECH.
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION OF SCHOOL FEES PAYMENTS AND REGISTRATION FOR 2ND SEMESTER 2017/2018 ACADEMIC SESSION.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR APPLICATION FOR 2018/2019 ADMISSIONS
SENSITIZATION SEMINAR AND TRAINING OF TRAINERS WORKSHOP.
BSC / HND DISPARITY: YABATECH RECTOR SEEKS FULL IMPLEMENTATION ON REMOVAL.
YCT INAUGURAL ALUMNI LECTURE HOLDS SEPTEMBER 5
YABATECH MANAGEMENT TO SUPPORT NACON ON NURSING EDUCATION
YABATECH BUSINESS CENTRE
POSTUTME SCREENING FORM FOR 2018/2019
YABATECH MANAGEMENT PROCURES NEW MATTRESSES FOR HOSTELS.
IT IS TIME FOR YABATECH TO BECOME A UNIVERSITY – ALAKIJA
YABATECH NOW OFFERS CERTIFICATION IN SKILL ACQUISITION COURSES.
YABATECH RECTOR GIVES PRIORITY TO STAFF WELFARE
NSE HONOURS YABATECH RECTOR
Yabatech Acquires Plagiarism Detecting Software
YABATECH TO BEGIN OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING, TRAINS LECTURERS ON INITIATIVE
YABATECH BIDS FIRST FEMALE RECTOR FAREWELL
Yabatech Multidisciplinary Journal (YAMUJO) : Call for Papers
ASUP - International Conference of Science and Technology, Engineering and Humanity
YABATECH MATRICULATES 14,912 STUDENTS AS RECTOR PROMISES IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY
YABATECH PARTNERS LASG ON READYSETWORK PROJECT
STUDENT WELFARISM: YABATECH, N.H.I.S, DISCUSS AFFORDABLE HEALTH SCHEME
Yabatech Rector hails Kolade Oshinowo at 70
11th Smart Istreams Conference