About YCT UNEVOC Centre



The Yaba College of Technology UNEVOC Centre for Research and Sustainable Development was established in 1995 but got reactivated in 2013 by the former Rector, Dr. (Mrs.) Margaret K. Ladipo. UNEVOC Centres were established in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) institutions in UNESCO member states and serve as focal points in the provision of services for international and regional cooperation. There are three centres in Nigeria namely:

1. Yaba College of Technology, UNEVOC Centre for Research and Sustainable Development, Yaba (Training Centre)

2. Centre for Technical Vocational Education Training and Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Uni/Research)

3. National Board for Technical Education, Centre of Excellence in TVET, Kaduna (Regional Cluster Centre)

enlightenedThe UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre is the hub of the UNEVOC Network which is composed of 290 other UNEVOC Centres worldwide. Nigeria is in the West African Coordinating Cluster.


Our Centre's Mission is to strengthen and upgrade TVET systems, promote skills development and facilitate capacity buiding of TVET personnel through partnership, information sharing and networking with other TVET institutions worldwide and other relevant agencies.

Activities of the Centre

1. Public private partnership to increase employability of the graduates

2. Training of TVET personnel (both within and outside the College)

3. Implement TVET skills acquisition programme for the College students

4. Collaborative skill development projects with other schools and units of the College

5. Participation and Contribution to ongoing discussion on the UNEVOC e-forum

6. Hosting of workshops and conferences on TVET development

7. Research and training workshops

8. Organic and sustainable agriculture leading to self-employment

9. Vocational and technical skills acquisition for College students

10. Entrepreneurship development for students

11. Intensive and hands-on ICTs integration in teaching and learning

12. Information sharing and advocacy with other technical and vocational institutions in Nigeria

Ongoing Projects

1. Water Hyacinth – the Centre is engaging students in several researches and projects in the use of water hyacinth in making hand crafts like baskets, bags, slippers etc.

2. Moringa – the Centre is in a collaborative research with the Agric Department on diverse uses of the Moringa plant

3. Coordination of Agric Project with Agric Dept in conjunction with Songhai Centre, Porto Novo

4. YabaTech UNEVOC Magazine & Journal

5. Skills Acquisition Programmes

6. Partnership with LASTVEB (Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board)

7. Workshops Hosting


Our partnership vision includes:

1. Innovative practices to promote TVET in the nation

2. Information sharing of experiences and knowledge in TVET implementation

3. Collaborative projects that promote skills and upgrade the vision of TVET in the country

4. Public Private Partnership with industries and agencies

5. Mutually beneficial exchange programmes

6. Initiation and execution of new projects and skills acquisition programmes

Our Peopleenlightened

1. Engr. Femi Omokungbe - Rector, Yaba College of Technology

2. Dr. (Mrs) Amina Idris - West African Cluster Coordinator

3. Mrs. Akeredolu Ifeoma A. PhD - Coordinator, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

4. Dr. Muhammed Sani Abubakar - Former West African Cluster Coordinator

5. Dr. (Mrs.) Margaret K. Ladipo - Former Rector, Yaba College of Technology

6. Ms. Ify Marinze - Former Director, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

7. Dr. (Mrs.) V. Funmilayo Doherty - Former Coordinator, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

8. Mrs. Odun Orimolade - Former Coordinator, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

9. Mr. Ayotunde Salau - Programmer Analyst, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

10. Mr. Clement Olarewaju - Programmer Analyst, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

11. Mrs. Odetunde Yemisi - Confidential Secretary, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

12. Miss Umaru Aishat - Clerical Officer, UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology