The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo state has announced an indefinite postponement of the school examinations earlier scheduled to start on Monday 9 March 2020, following the death of two students.
According to a statement signed by the acting registrar of the University, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa on Saturday, one of the students died of injuries sustained from a gunshot by unidentified gunmen, while the other died of an illness beyond the capacity of the University health facility.
The statement reads in part:
“The University Management received, with rude shock, the loss of two of our students to death in the course of the week.”
“On admission of Miss Temitope Patience Ayedun, a 200 Level 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 on Thursday, 5 March 2020.”
”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 night, Friday, 6 March 2020, 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 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 Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige, on behalf of the University Senate has, therefore, directed that the First Semester University-wide (GST) and (ENT) (CBT) examinations for 2019/2020 academic session earlier scheduled for Monday, 9 March 2020 to Thursday, 12 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, are on top of the situation.”