Rector implores registrars to focus on vision of polytechnic studies

Main entrance of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Dr. Margaret Ladipo, has charged registrars of polytechnics and colleges of technology across the country to continually work towards the actualisation of the mandates of polytechnic education.

Ladipo who spoke during the 72nd regular meeting of the Conference of Registrars of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria (COREG), said if the mandates are accurately delivered, the country will have enough manpower with the right knowledge and skills that will drive the vision of industries.

Represented by the Deputy rector (Administration), Raheem Omobowale, the rector maintained that COREG as an association has a core mandate to provide virile administrative direction that will stimulate promotion of excellence in the polytechnic system.

She said, “One of the ways by which polytechnics and colleges of technology can effectively and efficiently deliver their mandates is through the administrative competence of the personnel that run the institutions. By designation and competence, the registrar is the custodian of records, extant rules and regulations and indeed the engine that drives the administrative machinery of each institution.

“As advisers to the chief executive of your institutions, I urge you to continue to be innovative especially when it comes to entrenching global best practices for the good of the polytechnic system. I believe as administrators of polytechnic and colleges of polytechnics, we should at all times keep in focus the mandate of polytechnic education and working hand in hand with the academic staff, we should be able to achieve the vision of polytechnic education.”

She further urged them to be committed to providing competency based education, so that polytechnic products will be able to make positive impact in the developmental process of the nation rather than coming out to become a burden.

Chairman of COREG, Ms Amapakabo Charity, remarked that that the conference provides unique platform for registrars to interact, generate ideas and develop policies that will develop technical education in the country. “The overall aim is for us to continually align with global best practices and remain relevant to the sector.”

The Acting Registrar, Olumuyiwa Doherty, assured that the college would continue to train and empower students who make impact in the nation’s technological growth.

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