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Updated: AAUA Postpones Examination, Closes Main Gate After Weekend Accident

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The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA) has postponed the examination scheduled to begin on January 25.

The University acting Registrar, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa in a statement on Saturday night after the incident, also disclosed that the school main gate would be shut indefinitely to guide against incessant accident at the main gate.

The Precision NG reports that the accident on Saturday claimed the lives of students and traders in the community.

The statement by Mr Akinfemiwa read:

“We 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 families, University community in particular and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident.

“Management had also informed Government about this unfortunate incident and we are working with Government to prevent a reoccurrence.

“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:

  1. Sports Center gate
  2. Guest House gate
  3. Eastern gate
  4. 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, 25th January, 2021, is hereby postponed till further notice.

“We appeal to our students to 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,” the statement read.

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