The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe has tasked staff in various unit and department of the college to sustain integrity in all ramifications through self-discipline.
Speaking during a one day anti-corruption sensitization program for principal officers, deans of school, directors of academic and service unit, heads of teaching and non teaching department organized by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) of YABATECH, titled “Corruption consequences and prevention in an organization’’, Omokungbe commended ACTU for the timely intervention, and said that the second stanza of National Anthem has addressed the theme, if we can obey it to the letter, corruption will be reduced to the bearest minimal.
“The workshop could not have come at a better time than now that the institution is strategizing for a new beginning in all spheres of activities 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 education institutions, corruption preventive strategies, and concluded the lecture with this 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 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.
In a related development, the newly built Diagnostic Section of the Medical Centre of YABATECH was commissioned recently by the Rector of the institution, Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe to improve the quality of health service delivery to staff, students and the general public.
Speaking at the commissioning, Omokungbe noted that on assumption of office the medical center was one of the units he visited, because adequate medical services for everyone, particularly to students was a major concern, that needed priority attention with respect to improved medical services in the areas of drug supply, completion and equipping of the diagnostic section and provision of basic medical facilities to get the medical centre running and also the conclusion of arrangement to commence the T-ship programme.
“The centre is equipped with modern facilities such as Hematology Analyzer, Chemistry Analyzer, Chemistry Analyzer, Genotype Machine, X-Ray Machine with a bigger capacity to cope with students registration needs, Automatic Processor and Blood Mixer.”
Earlier on, the Medical Director, Dr. Tunde Nubi appreciated the rector and thanked him for making the dream of diagnostic section of the medical centre a reality, he stated that at the inception of rector’s administration he made it clear that the health of the college community is going to be one of his topmost priority, and the new diagnostic section is the confirmation of his word. Also, in the area of drug supply we never had it so good; there has been a tremendous improvement in the supply of drug to the medical centre.
Nubi explained further that barely six months into Omokungbe’s administration, the staff strength of the medical centre has improved; the centre now has 60 KVA diesel generator, he expressed his belief that in not too distant future that a new medical complex centre would be commissioned.