YABATECH students celebrate departmental week
As part of efforts to reduce the stress of students, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) recently celebrated its departmental week with so many activities and fanfare.
Students and entrepreneurs from the various schools in the college were given the opportunity to exhibit their various products, skills, and talent.
According to the president of business studies, Badmus Abayomi, the event is to enable students to relieve themselves of stress, as they display their social skills and talent, and also, get to know more people and understand the power of oneness.
He listed some of the challenges he experienced while planning the event to include setting up the event venue, security, and funding saying the sponsors were not enough.
“The only thing students paid for was the raffle tickets, where they stood the chance of winning mouth-watering prizes like phones, iron, an electronic kettle, and standing fans and others.
President, Association of Mass Communication Students (AMACOS), Njoku Chibuike, explained that at every academic session, the college management usually sets aside one week for students to observe their social activities, adding that this is obtainable in every institution around the world.
“Various associations plan social activities for her students during the week. The essence is to provide students the opportunity to unwind, socialise and mingle freely with one another,” he said.
He expressed his dissatisfaction with the management, saying “before now, the week used to be lecture-free, programme starts in the morning and closes at about 9.00pm daily, but that is not the case this year as the management insisted that lecturers would hold till 12 noon before activities start.”
On his part, president of the school of science, David John Osiri stated that the departmental week provides an avenue for students to celebrate themselves and recognise outstanding ones.
According to him, it is an opportunity to foster love and peace amongst students as well as promote the social values of the association.