Ondo: AAUA postpones exams over students’ death

Following a fatal accident in Akungba Akoko on Saturday which claimed students’ lives, the management of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA) has postponed the examination scheduled to begin today, January 25.

Acting Registrar of the university Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, in a statement on Saturday night disclosed that the school’s main gate would be shut indefinitely to guide against incessant accidents.

It was reported that the accident on Saturday claimed the lives of students and traders in the university community.

Akinfemiwa’s statement read: “We received with great shock the news of an accident involving a Dangote trailer which occurred in the evening of today Saturday 23rd January, 2021, in which some of our students sadly lost their lives.

“Management commiserates with the families, University community in particular and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident.

“Management had also informed Government about this unfortunate incident and we are working with Government to prevent a reoccurrence.

“Meanwhile, as a temporary measure, Management has directed that the main gate should be closed with immediate effect.

“As a mark of respect for our departed students, the examinations scheduled to start on Monday, 25th January, 2021, is hereby postponed till further notice.

“We appeal to our students to remain calm, as the University mourns those that lost their lives in this unfortunate incident.

“The University and the Ondo State Government are working round the clock to institute permanent solutions to the problem of incessant road accidents along Ikare-Akungba road.

“Once again, the University Management commiserates with the University community, the families, victims and people of Akungba Akoko over this unfortunate incident,” the statement read.

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