The Institute of Science and Technology Yenagoa (IST Yenagoa) is a constituent institute of the Azaiki Foundation. It is a new interdis-ciplinary research-led institute dedicated to applied research and education in science and technology, located in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.
The Institute’s objective is to empower our generation and make a contribution to the nation to help uplift the progress in business, science, technology and to undertake cutting-edge research that will inform policy and development in Nigeria.
Additionally, the Institute seeks to:
The Institute shall conduct internationally outstanding education and research in science and technology, and thus contribute to the sustainable development of Bayelsa, and promote and sustain the advancement of science and technology in Nigeria.
Academic structure & leadership
The Institute’s President and Vice-Chancellor is Prof Steve Azaiki and will be assisted by members of the Vice Chancellor Group (VCG) made up of a Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic & Quality Assurance, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Innovation & Enterprise, Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance, Resources & Administration and Institute Secretary & Registrar.
The Institute will have five schools, each headed by a Dean—Delta Business School, School of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, School of Innovative Technologies, and School of Professional Studies & Development.
Other academic units
Academic departments include:
Specialist professional development and research centres include:
The Institute will provide facilities and internationally recog-nised scientific experts to host and lead teaching, research and scientific exploration to address specific selected educational, development, business, scientific, technological and National Security challenges of national importance. Through teams and collaborative efforts, with government, universities and indus-try, leading scientists, engineers and National Security special-ists with a particular focus on providing solutions to critical na-tional challenges.
Friday December 11th 2015, the 2ND ISCEST annual conference hosted by the Institute of Science and Technology, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was started with opening ceremony of Joint Nigerian-Ukrainian educational programme “Foundation Year of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in Nigeria. Ceremony started at 9:30 with Arrival of the Special Guest of Honour His