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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Collapse roofs injures 6 OAU students during lecture

Following the downpour that occurred early Thursday morning, some students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State were injured as a result of collapsed roof top.

The incident at the iconic Amphitheatre of the Oduduwa hall while the students were holding one of their elective early classes.

It was gathered that the wind that accompanied the downpour led to the collapse of the roof of the hall which injured the students who were also running for cover.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relation Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju des riber the incident as unfortunate and urge the students to rain calm as the management is ensuring that the injured students get appropriate medical attention.

He added that the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Simeon Bamire personally supervised the treatment of the students.

The statement reads, "The torrential rainfall of early Thursday morning, accompanied with a whirlwind, which started as students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, were having a lecture, SER to be precise, in the Amphitheatre of the Oduduwa Hall, affected the ceiling of the Amphitheatre as it fell off and injured a few of the students.

"The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire led other principal officers to the Medical and Health Centre of the University, and ensured that the injured students were given adequate medical attention. 

"The Vice-Chancellor also followed two other students, whose cases demanded more medical attention to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), where the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor John Okeniyi, physically supervised the proceedings.

"He, has, therefore, appealed for calm and urged students and staff to go about their academic and administrative activities without any form of untoward action.

"Meanwhile, the management of the University, has sealed off the amphitheatre, the venue of the unfortunate incident, until further notice".

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