Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH students protest over death of a over the death of a final-year Office Technology Management HND II student.
Activities were yesterday brought to a halt for several hours after students of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) trooped out in protest over the death of a final-year Office Technology Management HND II student, Miss Dazan Charity Oluwabukola.
The students were unhappy with the attention given to a female student, Dazan Charity, who fell ill some days ago and died on Wednesday.
A friend of the deceased alleged that Charity was not attended to because they were unable to get 35,000 Naira requested by the medical attendants.
Another colleague of the victim, Ibraheem Emmanuel, said: “No drug is given by the school medical (you have to go and buy).
“You need to see the stress that was passed through. We were the ones that went to get injections, drugs, in fact drip that were given to Dazan Charity”.
However, management of the institution has said the school never took any step that ultimately compromised the life of the deceased; rather, it did all within its powers to preserve it.
In a statement by the school’s Director of Publications, Mr. Charles Oni, the late Dazan “had developed a crisis in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and was temporary on admission at the College Medical Centre under close watch of the centre’s management.
She was, however, discharged when her condition became stable so that she could prepare for her examination today (Wednesday). Sadly, 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, with a promise to refer her to the Federal Medical Centre at Ebute Metta as soon as the day breaks. She was being conveyed to the Federal Medical Centre early this morning when she gave up the ghost.