Yabatech suspends academic activities after hostel fire outbreak


The management of Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, has suspended all academic activities till further notice, following an early morning inferno that gutted one of the female hostels, Bakassi Hostel, in the school.

A statement by the College spokesperson, Dr. Charles Oni, said that “all examinations and lectures, especially scheduled for today (Wednesday) have been put on hold while the College attends to the exigency.

“The Management regrets the misguided and outright falsehood on the social media and calls to certain radio stations that there was no water on campus to quell the fire. The truth is that firemen needed an excavator to attend to the fire, which the College provided promptly.

“Meanwhile, the Rector, Dr. Margaret Ladipo has called on the College community to remain calm as the Management finds ways to soothe the pains inflicted by the accident.”

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