Tension mounted in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, as students of the University of Ibadan on Thursday morning staged a protest over the alleged death of one of them
The students reportedly blocked the Mokola-Oojo Road in the Oyo State capital, making human and vehicular movement extremely difficult.
The protest led to tension within and around the institution, especially the gate and its environs, while shop owners in Agbowo market have stayed off the area.
It was gathered that the student reportedly had an asthmatic attack overnight, but was allegedly not attended to at the school’s clinic until he died.
Further investigation revealed that medical officers at the school clinic claimed that the student was brought in dead while the students argued that it was untrue as they took him to the clinic alive.
One of the students who spoke with Street Journal simply identified as Kemi challenged the clinic authorities to provide the certificate that certified the student dead on arrival. It was argued that it has become the common practice by the clinic authorities to trivialize emergency cases involving students of the university through making irrelevant demands from the students before medical attention could be administered to them.
”This is not the first time we are losing one of our own through professional negligence by the doctors and nurses in the clinic”, she said , adding, ”this must stop forthwith”
All efforts by our correspondent to have the school authorities’ comments on the matter proved abortive as the Head of Students affairs and Director of Information, respectively were said to be out of the school premises.