OAU management calls for calm as collapsed Amphitheatre ceiling injures students


 The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has called for calm following an accident which occurred on campus on Thursday.

 

The call was made in a statement issued by the university’s spokesperson, Abiodun Olanrewaju.

 

It was gathered that as a result of torrential rainfall on Thursday morning, the ceiling of the Amphitheatre in the institution gave way and injured a few students.

 

The statement disclosed that the Vice Chancellor, Prof Adebayo Simeon Bamire and other principal officers were at the medical and health centre of the university where the students were rushed to for medical treatment.

 

Bamire while calling for calm assured that the injured students were given adequate medical attention.

 

He also urged the students and staff to go about their academic and administrative activities as the Amphitheatre has been sealed off until further notice.

 

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.

 

“The Vice-Chancellor 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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