During the recent Matriculation Ceremony of the college, The rector of Yaba College of Technology, Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe announced that the institution admitted 14,912 students into its National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.
The rector said the 14,912 students comprises of both the full-time and part-time students.
Mr. Omokungbe went ahead to break down the statistics of how the students were admitted.
He said, 3,666 candidates, were offered admission out of the 23,704 candidates that applied for O.N.D Full-time programme in the 2017/2018 academic session. The rector also said 3,871 candidates were offered admission into the H.N.D full-time programme while stating that an additional 7,375 candidates were admitted for both the ND and HND part-time programme.
While speaking at the ceremony, he advised all students; including the new and old students to abide by the rules and regulation of the college.
“The matriculation is of utmost importance; the matriculation oath signifies that you accept to abide by all the rules and regulations governing the conduct of students in the college.
“You must shun all forms of anti-social activities such as cultism, drug abuse, examination malpractice, sexual misbehaviour and other unruly behaviours.
“You must at all times ensure that you abide by this oath. You will be introduced to various structures, systems, rule, and regulations in the college during the orientation programme for new students,” the rector said.
He said that students who violate the rules of the college would be penalized as stipulated by the law.
“In line with the Federal Government’s directive and our resolve at improving access to education, we will put more efforts to improve in our current capacity through the development of physical structures that would provide additional sitting spaces for our students,“ he said.
The rector said the students must record 75 percent lecture attendance to qualify to write examinations.
“You are, therefore, advised to attend lectures regularly to qualify to write examinations,” he said.
Omokungbe said that the management of the college had commenced refurbishment of hostel facilities by procuring 3,000 mattresses.
He added that the management provided modern equipment to upgrade classrooms, studios, and laboratories.
“I implore you to be diligent, hardworking and focussed on your academics. Most importantly, you must refrain from all forms of examination misconduct.
“You must imbibe the culture of discipline in academics to excel in your career. Shun all forms of distraction and take your studies very seriously, let reading and learning be your sole pre-occupation.
“ You must also refrain from acts that may tarnish your image, the image of your family and that of the college.
“The college has a high reputation of zero tolerance for all forms of indecent dressing,“ he said.