The unexpected death of a 500 level colleague, Akeredolu Clinton Ayomide, on Friday prompted students at the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria, to hold a nonviolent protest.
Many drivers were left trapped on the constantly congested Akure-Ilesa Expressway for several hours as a result of the protest.
The students said during the demonstration that one of them, Ayomide, had fallen while in his dorm and needed to be sent to the university’s medical center right away. They say that because there were no basic amenities at the University clinic, Ayomide passed away.
The students are pleading with the government to intervene on their behalf because previous rallies have resulted in empty promises and a number of occurrences of this nature.
In the meantime, the school’s management announced in a statement signed by Adegbenro Adebanjo, director of corporate communication, that the school has ordered prompt corrective action to address the clinic’s shortcomings as well as other issues brought up by the students.