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Yabatech Magazine, 2018 Edition - Engr. Omokungbe, Pa. G.M. Okufi, Prof. Uwaifo, Mrs. Sobande, Ademola Ogunbanjo and more

Front Page, Yabatech Magazine 2018
What a perfect time to be unveiled. That perfect magazine to take home this holiday. No institutional magazine does it like the YABATECH Magazine and  now out is the 2018 edition. For just N500? Merry Christmas in advance I must say.


Third edition of the most powerful and valuable magazine in Yabatech is out with extra weight, dusting the last two in value. I personally call it the legendary edition.

Led by Ohore Emmanuel, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief, Yabatech Magazine, this edition promises to fulfill your expectations and ginger you towards the next edition.

My vision for YABATECH is to place it on the global map as a place of first choice for technical and vocational education training. I want to leave a lasting legacy, a legacy that will make people refer to YABATECH as a great institution and a centre of excellence in terms of technical and vocational education.
Who was Featured?

The valuable magazine this year featured the best of minds, from academics to humanitarian activities, health, politics and of course my favourite angle business and youth empowerment.

Breaking the wall of fame and opening way to encourage students and staffs is the current Rector, Engineer Obafemi Omokungbe who give his support in making this edition a reality.

In an interview with the team, he talked about his vision for the college. His main targets are on infrastructures, leadership structures, security, 50:50 school fees payment, continuous salary flow for staffs and non-staffs, student unionism, the 2years strict policy for all programmes, weather ND or PT and 2019 general elections.

"...I must tell you that the state of the college roads, hostels, and other facilities are eye sore and dose not befit an institution that is regarded as the cradle of higher education in Nigeria."

The Rector also said that School of Management and Business Studies (SMBS) building, located in student residential area and WAPOGA cafeteria will be converted to hostel for student use, while the new Bakassi hall, SUG building and Student Affairs building are still under consideration.

Engr. Omokungbe is a Civil and Structural Engineer, who has been a staff of the college for over 25years, a chief lecturer under the Department of Civil Engineering and the first alumnus to rector the great college. And just so you know, he grew up at EBUTE META, let me make it easier, Oyingbo, a well know market place in Lagos state, so don't give up on your dream. He got his masters in Unilag.
(get the mag. for complete story at just N500)

Former Rector of Yabatech (1975-1985), Pa. George M. Okufi, was not missed in this edition. The 88years golden man also started his journey somewhere around Oyingbo.

Did you know that YABATECH started with just four department, in which I find Secretarial studies awkward. Others are in the magazine.

Yabatech had its first Graduation Ceremony in 1971

Pa. Okufi mentioned something that gained my in-depth attention and this we are struggling with even as youth, of course worst with the adults. He says,  "...nobody care weather you are Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa. We see ourselves as one. Today the politicians and retired military officers have concerned all the vacancies and opportunities for their children. If you are nobody, you must know somebody to get a decent job..."

It must be noted that Pa. is the brain behind the all mighty Engineering block you see today. (more details on the mag.)

Legendary Professor, Victor Efosa Uwaifo, voice behind the original song "Joromi", which was recently modernised by Simi and Jaywon. He was also appointed and sworn in as Justice of Peace(JP) in 1990 and many more.

Complete history about him on the magazine.


Joe Ndubeze Ejiofor is one of the new persons who have been working hard with the rector to put the college on global rank. He is the Deputy Registrar, Head of Public Relations Unit and former Personal Assistant to Dr. Kudirat.
Within his few month as PRO, the social presence has increased and information of things happening withing the college has gotten better due to accessibility.

In order to encourage the student who have over the years inculcated the habbit of reading and becoming the best in their exams and other endeavours of life, Joe is working on event that will award Best in Photography, Blogging and News Publication.

Also featured is Ademola Ogunbanjo, one of the founding "Uncles" of ANN Party. A party that believes in young  Nigerians occupying posts of leadership.
Ademola Ogunbanjo is also a Governorship candidate for Ogun state, under the ANN Party. His Three Point Agenda for the people of Ogun are - Revenue, Quality of Human Capital and Well-being, while his plan for the youths are - Knowledge, Enterprises, Peace and Prosperity.

If our votes does not count, why doe they rig elections?

During our time, HND certificates were duly recognized in the UK

It also caught up with the most religious topic, which shook Nigeria and Ibadan especially withing the last few months of 2018. The topic of female students starting to wear Hijab all of a sudden in an ancient school that has no wearing of any form of cap or head covering as on of its basic rules. Arafat explains the beauty of this material via Islam.

Related: Hijab Palava in International School Ibadan (ISI) (must read)

Also featured are girl child protection, rape, education, drug abuse and more.

Early pregnancy or early motherhood may delay your education, but should not be a barrier to furthering your education.
- Brr. (Mrs.) Clara Adetuyi, Legal practitioner and Entrepreneur.

Columnists or young writers featured are:
Brr. (Mrs.) Clara Adetuyi, wrote on Why Girls should Speak Out
Bankole Arafat, wrote on the Beauty of Hijab
Grace Eboigbe, wrote on The Simplicity of Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe
Pharmacist Busari Ridwan, wrote on The Negative Effects of Drug Abuse Among Youths in the Society
Adegun Samuel, wrote on What Corpers should do while Serving
Joseph Nzube Ozuruoha, wrote on 7 Wonders in YABATECH
Mrs. A.M. Anyafulu, wrote on Why Nigerian Undergraduates are Unemployed
Mrs. T.O. Adebowale, wrote on Effective reading
Mrs. A.O Sobande, wrote on Secret behind Student's Safety and well being in Hostel
Stephen Adedigba, wrote on Importance of PVC
Adebara Adebimpe, wrote on Creating Safe Place for Women and the Girl Child

A page of tribute was given to Damilola Akinibi, who was member of the editorial team through photography. May his soul rest.

Finally, while skipping many other "juice", I must talk about this, Are There Powerful Students in Yabatech? Well this magazine listed Seven, just 7? powerful students of Yabatech. Don't try guessing, just get a copy and learn what makes them powerful.

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