YABATECH Declares 22-day Holiday for Elections

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

This was disclosed in a bulletin issued by Charles Oni, Head, Public Relations Unit of the college.

According to the bulletin, the holiday will start from February 11 and end on March 4. It also stated that hostels and lecture theatres would be under locks and keys throughout the period.

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

But this announcement has met mixed reactions as some students said the holiday would disrupt the second semester academic calendar. While others commended the management for being safety conscious and allowing students, who are not residents in Lagos to travel for the elections.

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