The rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe, has encouraged staff in various units/departments of the college to uphold integrity in all ramifications through self-discipline. He reiterated that honesty is the best policy and righteousness exalts a nation.
A statement signed by the college public relations officer said during his welcome address at a one-day anti-corruption sensitisation programme for principal officers, deans of schools, directors of academic and service units, heads of teaching and non teaching departments organised by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) of Yabatech, entitled, “Corruption Consequences and Prevention in an Organisation’’, he commended ACTU for the timely intervention, and said that the second stanza of the National Anthem has addressed the theme, therefore, if we can obey it to the letter, corruption will be reduced to the barest minimal.
“The workshop could not have come at a better time than now that the college is strategising for a new beginning in all spheres of activities. We are expected to usher in men and women of integrity. Thus a new orientation and mindset are required to bring about the desired result of a college known for its reputation as the first and still the best.”
The main lecture of the day was delivered by Yabatech ACTU chairman, Dr. Fred Fatuase. He expatiated the meaning of corruption; Types of corruption, magnitude of corruption, factors that breed corruption, consequences of corruption, corruption in educational institutions, corruption preventive strategies, and concluded the lecture with the slogan, “Together we build a society free from corruption.”
Interesting and germane questions were asked by the participants, while the representative of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) chairman, Mr. Tope Eegunjobi and ACTU desk officer, Mr. Japhet Udeani, were on ground to do justice to the questions and made clarification on unclear issues.
Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Mushin Golden led by its president, Mr. David Chidozie were in Yabatech lately to contribute their own quota to the development of education in Nigeria by donating 11 books on mathematics, organic chemistry and other disciplines to the college.
The rector of the Institution, who was ably represented by the deputy rector (administration), Mrs. Titilayo Ukabam expressed the college’s profound gratitude to the rotary club and commended their laudable effort in promoting and supporting education in Nigeria.
The college librarian, Mrs. Taye Adebowale also eulogised rotary club for its generosity and promised that the books would be put to good use.