The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, community has been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of a 400 level student of Chemical Engineering, Fatai Morenikeji.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that the deceased was playing football with his friends, when he slumped and died.
Reacting to the occurrence, Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, commiserated with the students who gathered in front of the Senate Building of the university.
He also expressed sympathy with the parents of the deceased.
He immediately inaugurated an investigative panel to probe issues surrounding the incident, with a view to forestalling a future occurrence.
The panel has 72 hours to submit its report to the university authorities.
The university’s Director of Medical Services, Dr. Caleb Adegbosin, who also spoke on the incident, said the deceased was rushed to the university’s clinic before being certified clinically dead, and that all efforts to save his life failed.
The Vice-Chancellor, in declaring a three-day mourning period, assured the students that their welfare, including medical care, would continue to be given topmost priority attention at all times.
schoolwatch.com.ng team commiserated with the family of Morenikeji on the untimely death of their son, urging them to take solace in God for the unquantifiable loss.
The loss of a loved one is always an unfathomable tragedy, which is compounded when such death occurs at an unripe age. We pray that God will grant repose to the soul of the departed, Fatai Morenikeji and his entire family and give them the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
We also wish the immediate family of the deceased God’s succour in their moment of darkness. May his soul rest in peace, amen.
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