YABATECH Urges Colleagues of Dead Worker to Self Isolate…
As a sequel to the death its director of the Academic planning unit, Dr Michael Omoighe, annouced on Sunday, January 24, 2021, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has urged workers in the Unit who may have been in contact with the deceased, to go on self-isolation and COVID-19 test.
Edugist gathered that Omoighe died on Sunday due to complications from COVID-19.
According to a statement by the Academic Board of the institution, titled, ‘Academic Board Decision on Review of Resumption of Academic Activities and Modalities for lectures,’ the college would resort to online teaching immediately.
The statement read partly, “The Academic Board at an emergency meeting held on Tuesday was presented with the report of the Ag. Director, Medical Services on the Director, Academic Planning Unit, Mr M.A.O Omoige who passed on in the early hours of Sunday, January 24, 2021 due to COVID-19 complications.
“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.
“Students should vacate the hostels latest by Thursday, January 28, 2021. Management will make arrangement to decontaminate the College in due course. 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.”
It was also contained in the statement that the Medical Centre of the College would be closed for two weeks and thereafter disinfected.
According to the Head of Public Relations in the College, Mr Joe Ejiofor, “The college is not closed; what the management did for the preventive measure was to close down the medical centre and department of Academic Planning Unit and it is just for a week, pending when it will be decontaminated.”