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UI To Begin Annual Screening Of Students

Posted: May 15, 2015 at 3:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola –  Ibadan


To avert sudden and untimely death of students on the campus of the University of Ibadan (UI), the management has disclosed that it would henceforth engage in annual screening of its students.

This was part of the recommendations of the special committee raised by the university authorities to look into the remote and immediate causes of the death of one of the students of the institution last week, Mayowa Alaran.

Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, gave the update on the incident at a media briefing on the campus. It would be recalled that Alaran, a 200 Level student of Health Education and Human Kinetics, slumped and died while watching European League alongside his colleagues at the Independence Hall.

The deceased was rushed to the University Health Centre, Jaja Clinic, following the incident.

But, the university’s students became unruly afterwards, demonstrating.

They had alleged that the death of Alaran was caused by lack of prompt attention by the staff at the clinic.

The VC disclosed that the management of the university immediately after the incident raised a special committee under the headship of the Deputy VC, Administration, Ambrose Emilolorun Ayelari, to look into it, the report of which he brought to the media briefing.

Adewole, who was surrounded by all the principal officers of the university at the briefing held at the Senate Chamber, said the annual screening of the students as against the once in a studentship lifetime would assist the authority to detect any ailment that might have developed during each year a student spends in the university.

He lamented that the committee could not ascertain the real cause of the death of the student because his religious inclination, Islam which his parents insisted must be adhered to following which he was buried almost immediately, did not allow for post-mortem.