Robotics started in The Vale College as a club (overseen by Mr David Osigwe), but given the demands and place of automation and coding across industries and projected demand for this course/skill in the future, the board of governors certified it as a compulsory subject. Effective September 2020, Robotics and Coding is offered as a compulsory course.
Big investment was made to equip the robotics laboratory (different from computer laboratory) with state of the art tools, one which many experts in the field (home and abroad) have certified with an international standard status. Equipping the Robotics laboratory is a continuous one, one which continues beyond the year of establishment. In recent years, over 15 million Naira (August, 2021 valuation) has been invested in the robotics programme alone.
Given the ever changing demands and raising standards, it was needful to continue robotics during the holidays, Robotics is an essential part of The Vale College summer school.
In the year 2021, TVC Blender Foundation was established by Mr. Sodeke Samuel (M.Sc. (UI, Nigeria), B.Sc (Anglia Ruskin, UK), ADSE (India), MCSE (Microsoft)). He founded the Blender Foundation for the sole purpose of identifying and nuturing exceptional students in specific areas such as 3D Modelling, Sculpting and Animation. TBF, a Special intellectual offshoot of robotics has been giving talented young 3D Artists in The Vale College the opportunity to receive special tutilage and be more creative and productive. Adetona Adegbite is the foundation's first scholar, and his projects are impressive certifications to this!