OAU Students Protest Over Death Of Student

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun, Friday protested the death of a 400 level student of the institution, Aishat Adesina, accusing the school’s health centre of negligence in her death.

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The deceased was a 24-year-old student of the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, and had visited the health centre on Tuesday to treat an infection.

The protesting students, who for several hours blocked the major roads leading to the campus, said the health centre’s response to the deceased was not good enough.

The OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, dismissed the allegation as incorrect, saying the staff did their best.

Mr Olanrewaju said when the medical staff could not handle the case, they immediately referred the deceased to a secondary hospital, where she later died at the hospital.

A statement by the school management sympathised “with the parents, friends, colleagues and the entire students of the university on this sad loss, and pray for the repose of her soul.

“The management would like to appeal to all students to remain calm and refrain from any act that can jeopardise the peace on campus and truncate the ongoing semester examinations,” the statement read.

(NAN)

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Updated: October 1, 2021 — 7:59 pm

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