This story is really tragic. it involves the death of a first-class female student from the university of Lagos who lost her life when a high-tension wire fell on her, but the reactions of the student is what i find quite surprising, it's like they've been spoiling for a fight or just want some steal the media "spotlight".
Heard the story yesterday , and i really feel for the families and friends of the said girl who is reported to be a first-class students but the action of the students shutting the school down does just not correlate.
Infact the protests was baseless, students really need to have a reason before they begin a struggle.
No beef intended guys!
See the story and tell me if you agree or not?
Academic activities at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, were paralysed on Wednesday as students of the institution protested against the death of a female undergraduate who was electrocuted on Tuesday.
The student, Oluchi Anekwe, a 300-Level first-class student of the Department of Accounting, was returning from an evening mass with her younger sister at about 7pm on Tuesday when a high-tension wire fell on her.
It was gathered that Anekwe had entered the New Halls through the Eni Njoku Hostel side to buy an item. She was said to be walking out of the hostel when the wire fell on her.
Anekwe was reportedly rushed to the medical centre, where she was said to have died a few minutes later.
It was gathered that angry students, who heard of the lady’s death on Wednesday took to the university’s gates around 8am, shut the gates in the school, calling on the Vice-Chancellor to address them.
The Students’ Union President, Abiodun Martins, said it was time for the authorities to take concrete actions on the state of facilities to prevent avoidable deaths on the campus.
He said, “Oluchi, till her death, was a first-class student. While we condole with her family and friends, we say the event that led to her death is avoidable. We therefore call on concerned authorities to prevent a recurrence.
“We declare that academic activities are hereby suspended for today in honour of the departed soul.”
The VC, Prof. Rahamon Bello, later drove in with the university security officials to address the students in front of the student union building.
The VC, while appealing to the students not to aggravate the situation, promised that enquiries would be made into the matter by the university authorities, the police, and the electricity distribution company.
He said, “To the entire students of our institution, what happened was an accident. The wire that fell does not belong to the university. It serves the Onike area. We have communicated the electricity distribution company on the need to have their cables underground. All UNILAG cables are under the ground.
“But there will be full enquiries into this, as the police and the state government will be involved.
“Let us not aggravate the issue as we do not want to lose any other life. Today has been declared as a day of mourning, and no lecture will be holding.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, said the police had put the situation under control.
It was gathered that the management of the university visited the Anekwes on Wednesday evening at their Okota, Lagos home.
The delegation, which was led by the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof. Tunde Babawale, was said to have conveyed the institution’s condolence to the family, promising that inquiries would be made on the cause of the death.