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FG Appoints Abdul Yabatech Rector

FG Appoints Abdul Yabatech Rector

Funmi Ogundare

The federal government has approved the appointment of Dr. Ibraheem Adedotun Abdul as the Rector of Yaba College of Technology.

Abdul, a chief lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering was until this appointment, the Director of Open Distance and Flexible E-Learning(formerly, Flexible Skills Development Centre) of the college.

The Deputy Registrar/Head of Public Relations, Mr. Joe Ejiofor in a statement, stated that Abdul succeeds Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe, whose tenure as rector of the college ended on January 29, 2023.

Adedotun was also a former Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in addition to serving as Chairman and member of important and strategic management and academic board committees.

A native of Ado-Odo-Otta in Ogun State, born in 1965, Abdul joined the service of Yaba College of Technology in 1993 as lecturer two and rose steadily to become a chief lecturer in 2012.

He attended Ansar-ud-deen College, Isolo, for his O/A Levels in 1983, Ansar-ud-deen College.

He graduated from University of Lagos with a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and had his M.Sc in the same university in 1996.

He had another Masters degree from University of Ibadan in Industrial and Production Engineering in  2004; and begged a Ph.D in Engineering from Okayama University, Okayama, Japan in 2011.

The new rector is a corporate member, Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE) (2003), member, Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria(COREN) 2004, as well as fellow, Global Academic of Entrepreneurship and Innovation-2022.

 A scholar of high repute and immense quality, Abdul, has published valuable and scholarly papers in both local and international journals. He is married with children.

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