The Federal Government, through the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has approved the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Jude Abiodun Akinwale as the new Acting Registrar of Yaba College of Technology
The appointment by the Federal Government followed the absence of the Governing Council of the institution.
The appointment is effective from January 26, 2024
Dr. Akinwale will be in acting capacity until the substantive Registrar is appointed by the Federal Government.
Until this appointment, he was the Head of Department, Council Affairs in the Registry Unit of the College
A catalogue of his achievements during his 43 years of service in the 77 years history of the College includes his appointment as first Secretary to the Committee of Federal Rectors in Nigeria from June 1992 to December, 1993.
Dr. Akinwale was also in the secretarial team of the College’s monumental book, titled: “Yaba College of Technology at 40,” and his unique performance as a member of secretarial team earned him commendation from the Governing Council.
Since then, he has recorded 17 commendation letters from management of Yaba College of Technology.
He attended workshops and conferences at local and international levels, including British Council Conferences and conferences from the Centre for Parliamentary Studies in the United Kingdom.
He wrote his first published book, titled: “Human Resources Management: An Overview,” in 1999.
In December 2000, he won the second-place position at the national level of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s Young Managers Competition in a paper titled: “Human Resources Planning: An Elixir for Management in Public and Private Sector Organizations in Nigeria.”
He has also contributed articles to local and international journals in Governance and Public Administration and published several textbooks in the field of Public Administration and Management.
Since his last promotion as Deputy Registrar of the College in January 2006, he has proved to be a seasoned Administrator, Historian, Political Scientist, Public Personnel Policy Analyst, Public Relations Personnel and a humble personality.
The new acting registrar was elected member of College Governing Council (Representing the Congregation) on May 6, 2021 and became one of the first set of staff to occupy this position in Yaba College of Technology since the establishment of the Congregation as a statutory organ of Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria as provided in the Federal Polytechnic Act (2019) Amended.
He holds B. A. (Hons), MPA, MSc (Political Science) and PhD (Political Science).