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COVID-19: Yabatech shuts down hostel and medical centre after college director dies

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The authorities of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has closed its hostels and its medical centre after the College Director, Academic Planning Unit, M.A.O Omoighe died from COVID-19 complications.

Omoighe died on a Sunday, January 24, 2021, at an undisclosed hospital.

This directive was given via a statement released by the institution on Tuesday.

Following the directive, the all lecturers to be delivered online and the students are to vacate the hostel on Thursday.

The statement advised everyone who had come in contact with the deceased Director to self-isolate and undergo COVID-19 test.

The statement read:

“The Academic Board at the emergency meeting held Tuesday, January 26, 2021, approved the following measures: the College should revert to online teaching immediately.

“Lecturers are to provide lecture notes to students beforehand and use the online period to explain the lectures.

“Lecturers are to adopt acceptable modality for online lectures. The Centre for Information Technology and Management, CITM, and Flexible Skills Development, FSD, should work out improved modalities to enhance e-learning.

“Meeting of more than 10 persons should be conducted virtually. Students should vacate hostels latest by Thursday.

“Management will decontaminate the environment. Workers are to come to the office in alternate days.

“Academic Planning Unit to close down for two weeks for workers to go on self-isolation. The medical centre to also close down for two weeks.”

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