The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has shut down indefinitely following the death of one of its student’s and resulting protests.
A 24-year-end student of the department of Foreign Languages, Adesina Omowumi Aisat died after what students have described as medical negligence. The students say Aisat was denied medical attention by staff of the OAU medical centre because she couldn’t provide her medical card. This delay and negligence is what allegedly led to her death.
The school authorities refuted the students’ claims saying that Aisat reported to the medical centre on the 28th of September, received treatment and prescription medicines and was scheduled to return on the 30th of September. “Miss Adesina reported back to the health centre in the morning of Thursday, 30th September, 2021. Upon examination, she was referred to the Seventh Day Adventists Hospital where she regrettably died,” a statement from the University’s management read.
The death of Adesina Omowumi Aisat sparked protests across the school premises and environs. In a bid to “forestall further breakdown of law and order” the University ordered all students to vacate the school premises by 12pm on Saturday, the 2nd of October.