The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) has issued a two-week break.
This is coming following the loss of two of its students – Patience Ayedun and Olakunle Olayinka.
Ayedun, a 200-level student of the Department of Educational Management, was said to have been infected with Lassa fever disease and was quickly rushed to the health centre of the institution for treatment while Olayinka, a 300-level student of the Department of Biochemistry of AAUA, in his own case, was reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in the town on Friday.
The university management in a Saturday issued by the Acting Registrar of the institution, Mr Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, on Sunday, described while condoling the families of the deceased two incidents as sad and unfortunate.
It was also stated that the university management, under the leadership of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Olugbenga Ige, commiserated with the families of the deceased, the entire students and the university community on the sad events and prayed the Lord console the families and the entire university community.
She, however, assured that the university management has beefed up security within and outside the campus to forestall recurrence.
The official also announced the postponement of some examinations to mourn the loss of the students.
“Mourning the painful loss of these our students, the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige, on behalf of the University Senate has, therefore, directed that the First Semester University-wide GST and ENT CBT examinations for 2019/2020 academic session earlier scheduled for Monday, 9th March, 2020 to Thursday, 12th March, 2020 be postponed till further notice.”
However, in a separate memo obtained on Sunday evening, the university’s Senate approved a two-week Mid-Semester Break for all students with immediate effect.
This, according to the registrar, is to enable the students refresh and prepare well for the First Semester Examinations for 2019/2020 academic session on resumption.