3 According to him, the government has exclusive right to turn the institution to a university.
4 Ejiofor also disclosed that the Institution had no fewer than 150 PhD holders, while there were still more academics working to upgrade their record to the level of PhD.
6 So, if it decides otherwise, YABATECH can always fit in.
7 “Because we have the manpower, resources, equipment, studios, facilities and many other necessary requirements that can make it adapt to a university which will be a good development in the right direction.
8 “However, as we speak, YABATECH is still under the control of the regulatory body, that is the National Board for Technical Education, as we award National Diplomas, Higher National Diplomas as a Polytechnic,” he added.
9 The Deputy Registrar described YABATECH, which was founded in 1947, as a Federal Polytechnic and Nigeria’s first higher educational Institution.