Ibadan Hosts First Technical University In West Africa

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has established the first Technical University in West Africa within Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo state.

The institution which is aimed at grooming both old and young individuals who will upon completion of their studies become entrepreneurs equipped with vocational skills to create jobs in Nigeria, was accredited in August 2017 and the academic session will commence on January 7, 2018.

At the press conference, the Vice Chancellor of Tech-U, Professor Ayobami Salami remarked that the university is of high standard and orientation that will facilitate robust learning and researches for their students with the primary objectives of solving world problems.

“We do not wish to run impersonal university but an interactive one so that our students can freely learn at their convenient pace which is globally acceptable. For this reason, our classrooms will not be quite congested to facilitate learners-centred method of teaching, he added.

The Technical University, Ibadan located along Ibadan – Lagos Expressway has 24 classrooms with a minimum of 24 students in a class at once, three science laboratories and a 500 seater capacity e-library.

For the start, the school will be admitting 400 students for its first academic session in January.

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  • December 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Why our gvt based everything on education? Education is quite essential, but education will loose it taste if there are 90% of unemployed youth graduates in our nation, Nigeria.

    If govnor of Oyo state really with to help though, university creation is part of jop creation but it’s not enough decrease unemployment in Nigeria.
    I submit here

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