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Students injured as OAU amphitheatre’s ceiling collapsed during lecture

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, says the torrential rainfall of early Thursday morning has damaged some parts of its amphitheatre.

The rain, accompanied with a whirlwind, started as students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, were having a lecture, SER, to be precise, in the Amphitheatre of the Oduduwa Hall.

The incident affected the ceiling of the amphitheatre as it fell off and injured a few of the students, the school said.

In a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Bamire Adebayo Simeon, led other principal officers to the Medical and Health Centre of the University, and ensured that the injured students were given adequate medical attention.

Olarewaju stated that the Vice-Chancellor also followed two other students whose cases demand more medical attention to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), where the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. John Okeniyi, supervised their treatment.

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According to the statement, 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 until further notice.

Theresa Arike
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