Wednesday, 9 February 2022

OAU loses Student To Poor Hostel Management, Great Ife Students' Union React

By Onyekpe Okechukwu Derrick and Dominic Emmanuel

Today 9th of February, 2022 turned out to be a sad day for the students of Obafemi Awolowo University as a student from the department of Linguistics and african laguages lost her life due to inadequies of hostel management. Heritage Ajibola who fell into a soakaway at Bver Hostel,Maintenace Hostels has been confirmed dead 

Eyewitness said that she was with her friends spreading clothes when she got stuck in a hole leading into the soakaway, before the friends could go to call for help she had already fallen into it.

Even with the presence of OAU,OAUTHC and Osun state fire services, it took well up to 30mins before they could get her out of the soakaway . only to be discovered that the cause of the collapse was a termite eaten wood which was used to cover the soakaway.

Reacting to the incident, the Great Ife Student Union describes the incident as highly unfortunate. And could have been avoided if the soakaway system was properly constructed and covered.

Maintenance hostel is known for its huge rent fee charged by its owners, it saddens the heart to even imagine something like this happened. The Great Ife Student Union urged for the Management of the Hostel to answer for the death of Heritage, demanding justice.

May God comfort and give courage to the family and friends to overcome this huge loss. May her soul rest in perfect peace

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