Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe, has assured that the college’s commitment to end sexual harassment with the launch of a new policy.
Speaking at the event, held at the Yusuf Grillo Auditorium, Omokungbe noted that the launch of the Yaba College of Technology Policy on Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender-based Violence’, has revealed the colleges efforts to end sexual harassment.
The launch of YABATECH policy on sexual harassment is an assurance of our commitment to abolish and prevent gender-based violence in our environment. With a zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the college,it is only right that we take necessary steps for its sustenance,” he said.
Omokungbe commented on the art museum housed in the basement of YABATECH School of Art by saying it’s the first of it’s kind.
He also said “the art museum will serve both cultural and education purposes, with the intent to teach, train and be a resource space for both researchers and learners.”
He thanked the Ford Foundation for its assistance and donation of $100,000 for the project.
He examined the aid of well-meaning individuals, corporate organisations, stakeholders and friends of the college for the forthcoming launch of N50 billion Endowment Fund to assist the college in upgrading and improvement of its infrastructure to boost learning and research.
Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. .Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, praised the college for scoring another first with the initiative.
She also advised the institution to collaborate with the state government so as to put the Museum to good use.