Yaba College of Technology
Yaba College of Technology, popularly known as YABATECH, was founded in 1947,and is Nigeria's first higher educational institution. It is located in Lagos, it has a student enrollment of over 16,000. Yaba College of Technology was established in 1947 as a successor of Yaba Higher College, it attained autonomous status in 1969 by virtue of Decree 23 which granted it the mandate to provide full-time and part-time courses of instruction and training in technology, applied science and management, agricultural production and distribution. Yaba College of Technology is the first higher institution in Nigeria to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, with linkages with the world of commerce and industry; the centre offers compulsory courses which must be taken by all students throughout their stay in the college. There is a Quality Assurance Unit in the college which monitors the quality of academic service delivery; the Applied Research and Technology Innovation Unit was established to promote research and linkages with private sector organizations for the exploitation and use of research.
ARTI assists to promote linkages between students of Yabatech and students of other institutions in the area of research. Free medical service is provided at the Medical Centre, open 24/7. Sports facilities are provided at the sport complex, located at the centre of the campus; the college has won the Nigeria Polytechnic Games Association five times out of sixteen editions of the competition. The college has a second campus at Epe,this campus is home to the Department of Agricultural Technology and Michael Otedola Information and Communication Centre; the College is headed by Engineer Obafemi Omokungbe, the Rector. He is the first alumnus of the institution to be appointed Rector, he succeeded Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, on March 6, 2018 who completed her tenure December 10, 2017. Deputy Rector, Administration Mr Taofeek Omobayo Raheem, appointed along with Dr Olukemi Taiwo Oyelola as Deputy Rector Academics on September, 2016; the name was changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba in 1979, but changed back to the current one in 1980.
Yaba College of Technology has eight schools and thirty-four academic departments with a total of sixty-four accredited programmes, across ND,HND and Post-HND levels. The college offers certificate courses. YABATECH offers B. Sc courses in Technical and Vocational education and Postgraduate Diplomas in Engineering; the two programmes are run in conjunction with the University of Nigeria and the Federal University of Technology, respectively. The student population, made up of both full-time and part-time students is in the range of 15,000, while the staff strength is 1,600. In April 2015, the National Board for Technical Education approved five new courses for Yaba College of Technology; the courses are Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication and Finance, Metallurgy Engineering, National Diploma in Welding and Fabrication and Public Administration. List of polytechnics in Nigeria Yaba College of Technology official website Yaba College of Technology on the African Studies Center
Tejuosho Market is an ultramodern market located along the Ojuelegba-Itire Road in Yaba, a suburb in Lagos State south-western Nigeria. The market, divided into two phases contains about 2,383 lock-up shops in a sprawling four-storey building and about 1,251 K-clamps units, banking spaces, 14 food court spaces, eight lifts, two escalators connecting the four floors, 600 parking lots and basic facilities like stable electricity and water supply, equipped fire station, two rams to assist the physically challenged and a crèche; some years after a fire incident that destroyed most part of the market, the Lagos State Government, Stormberg Engineering Limited, First Bank of Nigeria in a public-private partnership reconstructed the market into a mega shopping plaza as part of plans to turn Lagos into a "Mega City". Tejuosho market was a middle class conventional market; the hike in price of stalls after the market was reconstructed has left operators who earn low-income criticizing the state government for its involvement of the private sector into the reconstruction of the market.
List of markets in Lagos
Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the most populous in Nigeria and on the African continent, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban agglomerations. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa. Lagos emerged as a port city that originated on a collection of islands, which are contained in the present day Local Government Areas of Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Amuwo-Odofin and Apapa. Due to rapid urbanization, the city expanded to the west of the lagoon to include areas in the present day Lagos Mainland, Ajeromi-Ifelodun and Surulere; this led to the classification of Lagos into two main areas: the Island, the initial city of Lagos, before it expanded into the area known as the Mainland. This city area was governed directly by the Federal Government through the Lagos City Council, until the creation of Lagos State in 1967, which led to the splitting of Lagos city into the present day seven Local Government Areas, an addition of other towns from the Western Region, to form the state.
Lagos, the capital of Nigeria since its amalgamation in 1914, went on to become the capital of Lagos State after its creation. However, the state capital was moved to Ikeja in 1976, the federal capital moved to Abuja in 1991. Though Lagos is still referred to as a city, the present day Lagos known as "Metropolitan Lagos", as "Lagos Metropolitan Area" is an urban agglomeration or conurbation, consisting of 20 LGAs, 32 LCDAs including Ikeja, the state capital of Lagos State; this conurbation makes up 37% of Lagos State's total land area, but houses about 85% of the state's total population. The exact population of Metropolitan Lagos is disputed. In the 2006 federal census data, the conurbation had a population of about 8 million people. However, the figure was disputed by the Lagos State Government, which released its own population data, putting the population of Lagos Metropolitan Area at 16 million; as at 2015, unofficial figures put the population of "Greater Metropolitan Lagos", which includes Lagos and its surrounding metro area, extending as far as into Ogun State, at 21 million.
Lagos was inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and to the larger Lagos Island. In the 16th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin Empire and the island became a Benin war-camp called "Eko" under Oba Orhogbua, the Oba of Benin at the time. Eko is still the native name for Lagos. Lagos, which means "lakes", was a name given to the settlement by the Portuguese; the present-day Lagos state has a high percentage of Awori clan, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups. Following its early settlement by the Awori nobility, its conquest by the Bini warlords of Benin, the state first came to the attention of the Portuguese in the 15th century. Portuguese explorer Rui de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo. Another explanation is that Lagos was named for Lagos, Portugal—a maritime town that, at the time, was the main centre of Portuguese expeditions down the African coast.
In Britain's early 19th century fight against the transatlantic slave trade, its West Africa Squadron or Preventative Squadron as it was known, continued to pursue Portuguese, American and Cuban slave ships and to impose anti-slavery treaties with West African coastal chiefs with so much doggedness that they created a strong presence along the West African coast from Sierra Leone all the way to the Niger Delta and as far south as Congo. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft Consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, a position he held until his death in 1854. John Duncan was located at Wydah. At the time of Beecroft's appointment, the Kingdom of Lagos was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra and was a key slave trading port. In 1851 and with pressure from liberated slaves who now wielded political and business influence, Britain intervened in Lagos in what is now known as the Bombardment of Lagos or Capture of Lagos resulting in the installation of Oba Akitoye and the ouster of Oba Kosoko.
Oba Akitoye signed the Treaty between Great Britain and Lagos abolishing slavery. The signing of the 1852 treaty ushered in the Consular Period in Lagos' history wherein Britain provided military protection to Lagos. Following threats from Kosoko and the French who were positioned at Wydah, a decision was made by Lord Palmerston who noted in 1861, "the expediency of losing no time in assuming the formal Protectorate of Lagos". William McCoskry, the Acting Consul in Lagos with Commander Bedingfield convened a meeting with Oba Dosunmu on 30 July 1861 aboard HMS Prometheus where Britain's intent was explained and a response to the terms were required by August 1861. Dosunmu resisted the terms of the treaty but under the threat to unleash violence on Lagos by Commander Bedingfield, Dosunmu relented and signed the Lagos Treaty of Cession on 6 August 1861. Lagos was declared a colony on 5 Marc
University of Lagos
The University of Lagos – popularly known as Unilag – is a federal government owned research university in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. In order to achieve rapid industrialization and development after independence, Nigeria needed to invest in the training of a professional workforce; the indispensable need to create more universities to reach this goal was facilitated by the establishment of the University of Lagos in 1962. The Eric Ashby Commission on Post School Certificate and Higher Education was established by the Nigerian Government in May 1959; the Ashby Commission’s report, titled Investment in Education, recommended the establishment of a new university in Lagos, the Federal Capital, to provide education for students in Economics, Business Administration, Higher Management Studies. In 1961, UNESCO Advisory Commission was assigned the detailed planning of the new university by the Federal Government. However, whereas the Ashby Commission had envisaged a non-residential institution which would be cited in the business district of Central Lagos, the UNESCO Commission opted for a traditional university, "a complete all encompassing institution" with residential accommodation on a large campus.
Following the acceptance of the UNESCO Commission’s report, the University of Lagos was established on 22 October 1962 on the authority of the University of Lagos Act of 1962. The act provided for a provisional council for the university, a senate to preside over academic affairs, a separate council for the College of Medicine; this was rather unusual for, by authority of the act, the University consisted of two separate institutions—the main university and an autonomous medical school. The link between the two institutions was tenuous at best, consisting of reciprocal representation on both councils and membership in the University Senate by professors in the medical school; the chancellor is the ceremonial head of the university who, in the name of the university, confers all degrees. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the day-to-day running of the university and accountable to the council; the council is responsible for the selection of all vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors and deans of faculty.
The responsibility for regulating all teaching and academic functions of the university falls on the senate, as set out in the University of Lagos Act and in the Statute of the University of Lagos. Additionally, the interests of the university's students are represented by the Students' Representative Council, which selects representatives to the senate and council via the Dean of Student Affairs; the university has remained one of the most competitive in the country in terms of admissions. Notwithstanding, with 57,000 students as of 2013, the University of Lagos has one of the largest student populations of any university in the country; the University of Lagos is among the first generation of universities in Nigeria and one of the twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission. The university has built a legacy of academic excellence and is now acclaimed publicly as "the University of First Choice and the Nation's Pride." The University of Lagos is a Centre for academic research.
The university's research activity was one of the major criteria used by the National Universities Commission in adjudging the university as the best university in Nigeria at the Nigerian University System Annual Merit Award in 2008. The main campus is located at Akoka, while the Medical Campus of the College of Medicine is located a few kilometers from the main campus at Idi-Araba, all on the Lagos mainland; the university has many other residential services for both staff and students. The University of Lagos has fourteen academic units comprising a broad range of professional faculties and schools. Most faculties are located on the main campus except the Faculties of Pharmacy, Clinical Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences and Dental Sciences, which are located within the College of Medicine in Idi Araba; the College of Medicine is the site of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The university has other centers and institutes in addition to the various departments in its faculties; the academic bodies of the University consist of the full-time undergraduate programs, the Distance Learning Institute and the School of Postgraduate studies whose dramatic growth has attracted the sobriquet "the Lagoon Lighthouse".
The University of Lagos offers many Academic Programs. Areas of education and research are summarized in the table below: The university has thirteen halls of residence for undergraduate students and two halls of residence for postgraduate students. A number of students live in private residences and hostels outside the campuses. However, due to the inevitable annual increase in student population, there are future plans to provide more halls of residence; the existing halls are: The University of Lagos Library, the main library, was established in 1962 and is located close to the Senate Building. It comprises the Gandhi Library, Law Library, Medical Library, Boulos Engineering Library, among others; the Law Library is a legal depository, which means that it is entitled to request a free copy of every Law book published in Nigeria. The library's collections include more than 500, 000 accessioned volumes of books, 30, 000 periodicals and impressive stocks of rare books and archives; the library offers access to extensive electronic resources.
The library's collections can be accessed through the OPAC system with workstation located within the library. The library has experienced unprecedented development from holding only traditional pr