Ondo varsity postpones exams after students’ deaths

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Gunmen reportedly shot dead a 300 level student of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Olakunle Mathew this weekend in the university town.

Adekunle was said to be a student in the Department of Biochemistry before his untimely death.

Also, a 200-level student of Educational Management in the university, Temitope Ayedun was confirmed death after a brief illness.

Over the development, the authorities of the university have postponed the examinations earlier scheduled to begin on Monday,9th March.

According to a statement signed by the acting registrar of the university, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, one of the students died of injuries sustained from gunshot by unidentified gunmen, while the other died of an illness beyond the capacity of the university health facility.

Read the full statement below.

“The university management received with rude shock the loss of two of our students to death last week.

”On admission of Miss Temitope Patience AYEDUN, a 200-Level student of the Department of Educational Management, at the University Health Centre, the medical personnel tried their best to manage her until she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo where she was intensively managed before she died.

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“The news of the death of Mr. Olakunle Matthew Olayinka, a 300- level student of the Department of Biochemistry, following wounds from gunshot by unidentified gunmen, was received last Friday, after the medical personnel at the University Health Centre put up spirited efforts to stabilise him. The security agents are still on the trail of the assailants for apprehension.

“The university management, under the leadership of the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige, commiserates with the families of the deceased, the entire students and the university community on these sad events, and prays the Lord to console the families and the entire university community.

“The university management has beefed up security within and outside the campus to forestall recurrence.”

“Mourning the painful loss of these our students, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of the university Senate has, therefore, directed that the first semester university examinations for 2019/2020 academic session earlier scheduled for Monday, 9th March, 2020 to Thursday, 12th March, 2020 be postponed till further notice.

“All students are enjoined to remain calm and go about their lawful activities without panic as management, in conjunction with the security agencies, is on top of the situation.”

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