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The Osun State University was again thrown into mourning on Monday when a
female student of the institution, identified simply as Feyisara, died
after a brief illness.
Some students of the university, who pleaded anonymity, told a Punch correspondent that the deceased was a sickler.
The students, living close to the deceased’s hostel, said Feyisara
suffered a crisis and was rushed to a hospital at the Oke Baale area of
Osogbo but she gave up the ghost,
The death of the 100 level
student of the Anatomy Department was said to have triggered a violent
reaction from some students who were said to have complained that the
hospital did not attend to Feyisara in time.
However, some other students claimed that the
deceased was well attended to by the medical personnel on duty, adding
they did their best to save her life.
A student, who was among those who rushed the deceased to the hospital, said the late student was attended to promptly.
on condition of anonymity, he said, “The lady that died was a sickle
cell patient. She had a crisis and was rushed to the hospital at Oke
Baale. Those on duty attended to her but she died. Students were just
sad by the development and some burst into tears but nobody attempted to
burn the hospital.
“The deceased’s brother, who is a student of
Fountain University, also came to the hospital and he saw how his sister
was attended to, but it is a pity, she died.”
The Police Public
Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, when contacted,
debunked the rumour that the students attempted to set the hospital
Odoro stated, “There is no report that the students
wanted to set the hospital ablaze but we heard that they were mourning
the student who died.”
Meanwhile, the management of UNIOSUN declared a week mid-semester break on Monday.
This came on the heels of the tension generated by the way some policemen opened fire on two of the students on Saturday.
Acting Registrar of the university, Shittu Gafar, who announced the
holiday, said the management consulted with the students’ leadership
before the decision was reached.
The statement read, “We thank
God for taking full control of the ugly incident of police brutality
against our students. The students are responding speedily. We also note
the decisive action taken by the security agencies and the assurances
to forestall future occurrence.
“To further calm frayed nerves,
management and the leadership of our students have agreed that the
university should proceed on a one week mid-semester break with effect
from Monday, 23, to Friday, January 27, 2017.
“All our students are implored to stay busy with their studies in their respective hostels.”