Yaba College of Technology closed for four weeks – Protests over the death of a student of the Yaba College of Technology has forced the school to suspend all academic activities for four weeks.
The suspension was to allow the school to mourn the late student, Miss Comfort Dazan, who died on Wednesday, according to a statement by the school’s Head of Public Relations, Mr. Charles Oni.
The statement declared that all students were to vacate all hostels on Thursday, February 11, in a move to stop the damage that the protests have caused to school property.
According to the statement, the late Miss Dazan had been a sickle cell patient, and had relapsed shortly after a crisis and had died on her way to the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta.
“Students immediately cashed in on the death of the late Dazan to engage in an opportunistic clamour for the extension of the semester. They demanded that the semester be extended by additional two weeks. The clamour for extension sprang up again on Wednesday after the death of Miss Dazan,’’ the statement said.