In its bid to adopt
new trends in architectural technology and practice, the Yaba College of
Technology, Nigeria’s Premier Technology Institution has entered into
partnership with a United Kingdom based University of Central Lancashire for
exchange programme in architecture.
The exchange programme partnership which has formally
kick-off in Nigeria recently with the visit of students and staff of the
University of Central Lancashire was signed for three years.
The Dean, Yabatech School of Environmental Studies, Mr. Inyang Udoh said that Yaba College of Technology has been in partnership with the UK Varsity for the purpose of exchange of information, ideas, as well as collaborate in the area of research by creating new programme.
According to him “currently, students from environmental
studies can go to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and do a one
year top up degree or one year programme. We have had about four students who
have gone there and came out with first class degree, and three out of these
four are doing their Ph.D.
“Apart from that, the collaboration has helped some of our
staff members to actualise their Ph.D programmes”, the environmental studies
Architectural technology specialises in the application of
building science and technology to architectural and construction projects.
They are recognised as having specialist skills enabling
them to manage the design process and use their technology and technical skill,
expertise and knowledge to provide innovative solutions.
Mrs. Ann Vanner, an academic staff of UCLAN said they are
working towards making architectural technology to be chartered in Nigeria, as
it is already chartered in the U.K since 2005, and that the purpose of the
course is to teach the science of architecture.