24th August, 2010
It was fun galore at the Department of Arts, Design and Printing, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) on Friday, 13August, when students of the school celebrated one of the Nigerian finest food garri, popularly known as Gouache among Nigerian students.
Speaking with Campus Square, the Social Director of the department, Chris Ekpo, said the event was meant to tell the world that the roles of garri, a commodity made from cassava, cannot be over-emphasized especially to poor students.
â€œIt is easy to prepare and helps in energizing worn-out and wary minds. That is why it is called Guache,â€ he added.
The students, however, expressed their disspleasure that the commodity is sold at high price, making it difficult for poor students to afford it
An ex-student, who identified himself as Prince Ebony, said, â€œGouache has become an expensive commodity in the market, which I think it should not be so, because it is being produced here in Nigeria.â€
The students, therefore, called on government to urgently intervene.