Students of The Yaba College of Education (YABATECH) have cried out that they have been battling with bedbugs since January.
fresher, name withheld, told TheNation newspaper, that when he first
got to the hostel he was told by the older students that the mattresses
were infested with bedbugs and had to disinfect his mattress when he was
As if that was not bad enough, he said the bedbugs are now found in the classrooms.
“You can even see the bugs moving from one place to another to the extent of finding bedbugs in the lecture room,” he said.
fresher, Emmanuel, said that students sometimes empty cans of
insecticide on their mattresses before lying on them which is not
healthy and mosquito nets are of no use.
He added saying that the school management was aware and is doing nothing about it.
female ex-student said that there was a time the hostels were fumigated
but there was no difference and students began falling ill.
also said that while she was still in the school, students make use of
sniper and kerosene on the bed then put it out for sun to heat it before
they can make use of the mattress.
“The last fumigation before I graduated was in January and I don’t think it has been done again.