The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, has postponed its semester examination scheduled for January 24 till further notice.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Registrar of the institution, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, the postponement was necessitated by a trailer accident that claimed the lives of many.
It would be recalled that at least 12 persons including students and traders were crushed to death when a Dangote truck loaded with bags of cement rammed into shops opposite the university after it suffered break failure.
The school registrar also hinted that the institution has informed the state government about the unfortunate incident.
He further stated that the institution would work with the government to prevent a reoccurrence.
Meanwhile, as a temporary measure, the management has also directed that the main gate be closed with immediate effect.
The circular reads;
“The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko received with great shock the news of an accident involving a Dangote trailer which occurred in the evening of today Saturday 23rd January, 2021 in which some of our students sadly lost their lives.
Management commiserates with the University community in particular and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident. Management has also informed the Government about this unfortunate incident and we are working with the Government to prevent a recurrence.
Meanwhile, as a temporary measure, Management has directed that the main gate should be closed with immediate effect. Staff and students are therefore requested to make use of the following: Sports Center gate; Guest House gate; Eastern gate and the two small gates (i.e the one leading to the Works & Services Department and the one leading to the Student Union building).
As a mark of respect for our departed students, the examinations scheduled to start on Monday 24th January, 2021 is hereby postponed till further notice.
We appeal that our students should remain calm, as the University mourns those that lost their lives in this unfortunate incident. The University and the Ondo State Government are working round the clock to institute permanent solutions to the problem of incessant road accidents along Ikare-Akungba road.
Once again the University Management commiserates with the University community, the families, victims and people of Akungba Akoko over this unfortunate incident.”