TO ALL RECTAS RETURNING STUDENTS
Welcome to 2014/2015 session which commences on Monday, 3rd November, 2014.
Welcome to the Regonal Centr for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS). You have made one of the most important choices in your life by joining RECTAS.
This is an exciting moment for both you and us. We, of course, are always happy to welcome a new batch of fresh students with energy and new ideas. The Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) was established in 1972 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as an educational “one-stop” solution institution that train highly skilled manpower in the science and technology of geospatial information. RECTAS is located within the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Its programmes are designed to extend the frontiers of education and scientific research in Geographic Information Science fields (photogrammetry and remote sensing, geographic information systems, and cartography) to enhance the benefits derived from the technology in various disciplines; decision making and good governance in member states of RECTAS in particular and African nations in general.
Your next 12 to 18 months will be valuable and memorable as you will have the opportunity to shape your own paths in the feild of Geospatial Technology and acquire new skills for your future careers and other pursuits. What you are going to learn and the friendships you are going to form at RECTAS will remain an important part of your lives. Do treasure your time at the Centre.
Dean of Academics