The Rector, Yaba College of Technology, Ibraheem Abdul has appealed to the reconstituted chairmen and members of the College 35 statutory committees on the need to consolidate on the achievements of the dissolved committees to shape the institution’s future.
Speaking at the inauguration of the reconstituted committees of the college, Abdul explained that the committees are functioning at par with the college top management for the progress, development, implementation of ideas, brighter future, collaboration, positive impact and team work so that it can attain the desired position of first and best polytechnic in Africa.
The college management recently inaugurated 31 vibrant committees for the anticipated growth of the institution.
He described the ceremony as a milestone in the life of the institution towards development and progress, adding that the committees will play a vital role in shaping the future of the college, and it will represent the diverse talents and expertise of individuals who are dedicated to serving and guiding towards prosperity.
The rector explained that committees are integral part of any successful organisation because they serve as the backbone of decision making, research and implementation of ideas, as well as provide a platform for collaboration and teamwork.
According to him, “they help to address challenges and capitalise on opportunities. It is through the collective efforts of the committees that the institutions can achieve its ERECT agenda and make positive impact.
“Each committee has a specific purpose and responsibility, the management has carefully selected individuals who possessed the necessary knowledge, skills and passion to contribute effectively to the growth of the institution, and each committee has a crucial role to play in advancing YABATECH.”
Inaugurating these committees, he said, symbolises its commitment to inclusivity and participatory decision making by involving experts and individuals from various background.
‘We ensure that diverse voices are heard, promoting a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to problem solving. The establishment of these committees emphasised our shared goal of working together towards a brighter future,” the rector stated, adding, “however, let us not forget that with great power comes great responsibility. The members of these committees must act with diligence, integrity, and dedication. They must remain vigilant and devoted to their respective duties, always putting the collective interest of our community above personal gain. Smooth communication, cooperation and transparency will be the key for the success of these committees which will enable us to achieve our desired outcomes.”
Abdul reminded the newly inaugurated committees of the immense potential that lies within the college community, saying that each individual should bring their unique set of skills, experiences and perspectives to the table, and together they can harness the collective power to overcome challenges, seized opportunities to drive positive change.