YABATECH declares 22-day vacation for elections


The Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day vacation to enable them exercise their civic rights during next month’s general elections.

This is contained in a bulletin signed by the Head, Public Relations Unit of the college, Charles Oni.

According to the bulletin, the holidays would start from February 11 and end on March 4.

It also stated that hostels and lecture theatres would be under lock and key throughout the period.

The bulletin quoted the rector of the college, Margaret Ladipo, as appealing to the students to comport themselves during the holidays.

Mixed reactions, however, trailed the announcement, as some students said the vacation would disrupt the second semester academic calendar.

Others commended the management for being safety conscious and allowing students who are not resident in Lagos to travel for the elections.

A National Diploma, Science and Laboratory Technology part-time student, Ronke Adeyemi, said the decision is a good one.

“It is a good decision and I am happy with it. It is very risky for us to stay on campus during the elections because anything can happen.

“I will use the period to read and prepare for my tests because as soon as we resume in March, we are starting our tests,” she said.

Another student who pleaded anonymity, said that the holidays was too long and would deny the students the opportunity to receive enough lectures and prepare for examinations.

The National Diploma Textile Technology student said that the holidays should be reduced to 10 days in the interest of the students.



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  • Don

    Thats a good one before some bad politicians will storm the school and use them for thuggery. google naijasportscrib for sports. i just did.

  • Otile

    Imam would like remind everbody to close school because he thinks that boko is haram.

  • Otile

    We thought one hopeless endingNaija was dead, but as the devil would have it he changed his con-name to Funso, bibi, and Benson idahosa. The animal goes by different names depending on which paper; for instance in Vanguard they caught him posing with a woman’s photo as Rose Grants. They also caught him calling himself “IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN”

    I want everybody to recognize the omo ale and ignore him, let him continue wasting his idle time insultingdecent people. I am glad we held or dignity and ignored him to death when he was posing as Endingnaija. Just isloate him, treat him as a leper.