Authorities of the Yaba College of Technology has suspended academic activities in the school for four weeks as students continued protesting against the death of a final- year HND student of the institution, Miss Comfort Dazan, who died in the early hours of Wednesday.
Liveschoonews.com.ng recalls that students of the institution went on rampage to protest in the college, shutting all its entrances and singing solidarity songs to protest against Dazan’s death, which they claimed was as a result of the poor state of the medical facility in the school.
“The Academic Board of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has suspended academic activities in the college for four weeks to allow management, staff and students mourn the loss of Miss Comfort Dazan, who passed on yesterday morning.
“To forestall further destruction of College property, students are to vacate halls of residence latest by 12 noon, Thursday, February 11, 2016.”
It was gathered that students protesting the death of Dazan had on Wednesday night destroyed some of the facilities at the school’s Medical Centre.
“Management has pledged to attend to other issues and requests by students in due course,” the statement said further.
Even though the students believed Dazan’s death could have been avoided if officials at the Medical Centre had given her adequate care, the college management maintained that Dazan’s death came as a result of a crisis she suffered as “a Sickle Cell Anaemia patient”.
According to Mr Oni, “The late Dazan’s crisis relapsed around midnight and her room mates rushed her back to the medical centre where precautionary medical attention was given to her, pending referral to Federal Medical Centre at Ebute Metta as soon as day breaks.
Meanwhile, the authorities of the Federal Medical Centre, Oyingbo also on Thursday, admitted that Dazan died in the hospital.
In a statement by the FMC Head, Clinical Services, Dr O.T. Aseru, FMC said 27-year-old Dazan died just 10 minutes after arriving at the centre from the school medical centre.
Aseru added that Dazan was “very pale, cold, clammy, anxious and gasping” when she arrived at the hospital about 1am on Wednesday with a nurse from the college.
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