Injured Students in OAU Ceiling Collapse Stable- School Management

A section of the ceiling of the Amphitheatre main auditorium of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife collapsed on Thursday injuring some students who were receiving lectures in the auditorium.

The collapse of the ceiling was occasioned by heavy rainfall accompanied by violent wind according to a statement released by the school management.

According to the statement, no casualty was recorded as all injured students were promptly taken to the school health centre, while Atwo students whose injuries were seen to be more serious were transferred to the teaching hospital under the supervision of the school’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Adebayo Simeon Bamire.

The management while assuring that the injured students were stable also called for calm as they were on top of the situation.

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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