Students of Yabatech staged a protest on Wednesday blocking the Jibowu end of the Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, following the death of a female student at the school’s medical centre.
The protesting students blamed the death of the office technology and management (OTM) HND 2 student, Charity Dazan on the poor state of the college’s medical centre and the refusal of officials to attend to her.
According to one of late Charity’s friend who spoke to the journalists, she had been rushed to the college’s medical centre after fallen seriously ill days ago. Then they were referred to Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Meta, where they demanded N35,000 for her treatment and left her unattended when she couldn’t raise money.
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 we passed through. We were the ones that went to get injections, drugs and in fact, the drip that was given to Dazan Charity”.
He said most of the drugs and injection given to her was bought by the student just because the medical centre said they don’t have. The student, however, warned the state government to close down the medical centre since it has no drugs even though students pay about N3,000 medical fees every session.
Charity Dazan was buried on Wednesday at the Atan Cemetery.