Students injured as OAU Amphitheater ceiling collapses

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Some students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, were on Thursday morning injured as rain and whirlwind caused collapse of the ceiling Amphitheatre of the Oduduwa Hall, of the institution.

It was gathered that students of the institution were receiving lectures, SER when the wooden ceiling collapsed on the students.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, said, “rainfall with whirlwind 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.

“VC 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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