YABATECH denies claim of cult clash

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami

The Management of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), has refuted claism that there was a cult clash on its campus.

Adekunle Adams, Head, Public Relations Unit of the institution, who made this known, said that the recent protest on the campus was an internal issue that was misinterpreted to be a cult clash.

He said that a committee had been directed to look into the incident and summit report to the school authority.

“The management wishes to state that there was no cult clash on its campus but a protest by students to express their displeasure over certain issues. On Wednesday night, some group of students gathered in front of their hostel to watch the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) league. Some minutes later, a fight ensued between some of them which left a student injured.

“On Thursday morning, some of the aggrieved students gathered at the main entrance of the institution to protest the beating of their colleague. What happened was not a cult clash, the expressed views as reported in some quarters do not fully reflect the¬†true picture of the situation on campus,” Adams said.

Adams said that the Rector, Dr Kudirat Ladipo, upon being notified, had to cut short her trip to Abuja to address the situation and took their complaints and promised to address the issue as soon as possible.

“The Rector has since set up a committee to look into the case and submit its findings,” Adams said.

Our correspondent who visited the institution observed that normalcy had returned to the campus as students were seen receiving lectures.

Adams reiterated the institution’s zero tolerance for cultism and other acts of indiscipline, saying that it  would not condole any act of indiscipline assuring that any student found wanting would face the wrath of the law.

“The present administration does not condone acts of indiscipline as the college is known to be the most peaceful campus among Nigerian tertiary institutions.

“On this, we will not compromise as reported cases of cultism are referred to the security unit with further link to relevant security agencies for the law to take its course,” he said.

He said that the institution remained committed to the training of young men and women to be worthy in character and learning.

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