By Adesina Wahab
Physical academic activities that were suspended for over a month due to the death of a senior member of staff from COVID-19 complications will now resume on Monday at the Yaba College of Technology.
The College stated this in a press statement titled “Academic Board Decision on Resumption of Academic Activities” and signed by the Registrar, Dr S. O. Momodu.
The College assured that all necessary steps had been taken to ensure the safety of staff and students on campus.
It also enjoined students and staff to maintain social distancing, wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitisers, wear facemasks and observe all other safety protocols.
“The Academic Board at its meeting held on Thursday, March 18. 2021 considered, approved that the College should return to normal Academic activities immediately. Consequently. normal classes will commence on Monday, March 22, 2021. The hostels will be opened on Sunday. March 21, 2021.
“All staff and students are to ensure full compliance with all the directives to contain the spread of the deadly virus and adhere strictly to COVlD-19 protocols and guidelines as provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“All are enjoined to: ensure physical distancing, washing of hands, use of sanitisers, wearing of face masks and observance of other safety precautions.”
Recall that the Director of Academic Planning Unit, Mr M.A. Omoighe, died in January from complications arising from COVID-19 disease and following the development, the school shit down its Medical Centre and asked students to vacate the campus and threw all academic activities online.