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OAU Amphitheatre Collapses, Injures Students During Lecture

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Following the torrential rainfall in the early hours of today , accompanied with a whirlwind, while students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, were having a lecture in the Amphitheatre of the Oduduwa Hall, ceiling of the building fell off and injured some students.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire had led other principal officers to the Medical and Health Centre of the University, and ensured that the injured students were given adequate medical attention.

A Statement by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Vice-Chancellor also followed two other students, whose cases demanded more medical attention to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex , OAUTHC, where the Chief Medical Director, CMD, Professor John Okeniyi, physically supervised the proceedings.

The Vice-Chancellor however 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, the venue of the unfortunate incident,till further notice.

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