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The Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has been shut down with the students ordered to vacate their hostels by Thursday, January 28, following the death of the College’s Director, Academic Planning Unit, M.A.O Omoighe, from COVID-19 complications.

The College medical centre has also been shut down for two weeks while those who had direct contacts with the late Director were told to undergo COVID-19 test and proceed on self-isolation while the lecturers have been instructed to commence online lectures immediately.

The Academic Board of the institution, in a circular, said:

“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.

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“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 outCOVID-19 test.”

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