YABATECH shuts down hostels and medical center after a director died from COVID19 complication

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The management of the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has shut down its hostels as well as its medical center following the death of the College Director, Academic Planning Unit, M.A.O Omoighe, from COVID-19 complications.

A statement released by the institution says all persons who might have had contact with the deceased have been mandated to undergo COVID-19 test and proceed on self-isolation. The institution has also instructed lecturers to resort to online teaching immediately.

The recommendations of the academic board reads:

”The College should resort to online teaching immediately, for smooth lecturing, lecturers should provide lecture notes to students beforehand and utilise the online period for explanations of the lecture notes, lecturers are to adopt acceptable modality for the online lecturing.

The Centre for Information Technology and Management (CITM) and the Flexible Skill Development (FSD) should work out improved modalities to enhance e-learning in the college.

Any meeting of more than 10 persons should be held virtually. Students should vacate the hotels latest Thursday, January 28, 2021. Management will make arrangements to decontaminate the college in due course. This will be done on weekends. Offices are to operate at half capacity.

All administrative staff should come to the office on alternate days. Any staff that manifests malaria symptoms should self-isolate immediately for two weeks and go for COVID-19 test.

The academic planning unit should be closed down for two weeks. All staff of the unit should go on isolation and carry out COVID-19 test. The unit should be de-decontaminated before reopening.

The medical Centre should be closed for two weeks and thereafter disinfected and staff that had direct contacts with the deceased should self-isolate and carry out COVID-19 test” 

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