YABATECH Shut As Chief Lecturer Dies From COVID-19 Complication


Two facilities of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Lagos have been shut down following the death of a Chief Lecturer of the institution, Mr M.A.Omoighe who died from COVID-19 complication on Sunday.

The incident had led to the institution’s decision to shut down both the Academic Planning Unit and medical centre of the college for one week from Monday, January 25 while also allowing general decontamination exercise to be carried out in the college.

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Mr M.A.Omoighe until his final breath was a chief lecturer and a director Academic Planning Unit (APU) of the college.

YABATECH in a memo issued by the Acting Registrar, Dr S.O Momodu, had asked all staff who had contact with the late Omoighe and family members to go on self-isolation and later come forward for COVID-19 test while anyone also in the college community with symptoms of COVID-19 to also contact without delay the acting Director of medical services of the college.

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The academic board had also reviewed resumption of academic activities and modalities for lectures by immediately resorting to online teaching.

“For smooth lecturing, lecturers should provide lecture notes to students beforehand and utilise the online period for the explanation of the note. Any meeting of more than ten persons should be held virtually,” the school said.

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It also directed students to vacate the hostel latest by Thursday, January 28 and offices to operate at half capacity.

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