Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, on Friday blocked the Ife-Ibadan Expressway and state roads in Ife, in protest in opposition to the administration of the establishment over the dying of their colleague, Adeshina Aishat.
It was learnt that Aishat had some respiration problems and was not given the mandatory consideration on the college’s clinic.
One of the scholars informed SaharaReporters that Aishat, a final-year pupil of overseas language, died on the well being centre on Thursday because of the negligence of the personnel on the clinic.
“That is how they always behave, if you go to the health centre, it takes 2 to 3 hours before they will attend to you,” the scholar famous.
However, an announcement launched on Friday by the Public Relations Officer-elect, of Great Ife Students’ Union, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan (Tao), known as on the college administration to analyze the matter.
The assertion famous that Aishat joined the checklist of many college students who had misplaced their lives because of “negligence” on the well being centre.
“Adesina Aishat, a 400 level student at the Department of Foreign Languages, just joined the list of many students who have lost their lives due to ‘negligence’ at the Health Centre of the University. It saddens our hearts that a member of our Union has to be returned home as a corpse when her family expects her to be a graduate with prospects.
“We send our condolences to the family of the deceased. But while we mourn Aishat, we cannot lose sight of the circumstances that led to her death, especially the role of the University Health Centre. Aishat’s death is not the first to happen due to negligence of duties by the workers at the Health Centre. It is only one out of many.
“Enough is enough. We call on the University Management to investigate this death and punish all health workers who failed in performing their duties when Aishat needed attention which they failed to give but only transferred her in her last moments to Seventh Day Hospital where she eventually died. Without a proper and quick investigation (one which must actively involve and be communicated to students) and punishment meted out, the University Management will be putting the lives of students in danger. We cannot let our lives become toys. We will have to protest this, as we cannot afford to keep losing our lives like fowls.
“As we await the University’s reactions and actions to this sad occurrence, we urge all Union members to see this incident, not as a loss to the family of Aishat, her class, department or faculty, but as a loss to all students of the University. We solicit your support as we demand justice to be done in memory of Aishat and many others like her. It was Aishat today, it could be anyone tomorrow. We cannot wait until another sad occurrence like this happens. Our lives matter!” the assertion reads.