The Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, Lagos on Tuesday reopened for academic activities after a five-week break to mourn the death of a final year student, who died on Feb. 10.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the resumption, reports that anxious students trooped in to complete their undertaking forms.
NAN reports that security was beefed-up on the campus, as only students with the institution’s identity cards were allowed in.
Some students were seen rushing to their various course supervisors to submit undertaking forms.
In a female hostel, ‘`Akada hall’, scores of students were seen queuing up for allocation of bed spaces.
An ND II, Business Administration student, Miss Adebamigbe Fadaini, told NAN that she was very happy to be back on campus.
Fadaini said she spent the break to read and prepare hard for the examination.
“I just want to be through with the examination once and for all, because we have wasted a lot of time this session.
“I am very happy to be back on campus,’’ Fadaini said.
Another student, an HND I, Micro Biology student, Miss Toyosi Adekanye, commended the college’s management for reopening the college.
Adekanye said that she was ready for the examination but urged the management to provide basic amenities during the examination period.
“I am happy to be back on campus because back home, there were so many distractions from reading.
“I have filled the undertaking form and also collected my examination docket, everything is ready for the examination,’’ she said.
Also, the Head, Public Relations Unit of the College, Mr Charles Oni, told NAN that the management was prepared for the smooth conduct of the examination on March 30.
Oni said that the interests and welfare of the students were important and that the management would continue to ensure that.
“We love our students even if they pretend and do not acknowledge it but as parents and management, their welfare is very important to us,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the Academic Board of the college had on March 16, directed that the institution be reopened on March 29.
The Board also announced that the 2014/2015 Second Semester Examination would start on March 30.
It directed all students to fill an undertaking form to be of good conduct during the examination.
The college was closed following students’ protest on Feb. 11, over the death of a student, Miss Comfort Dazan.