Students of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo yesterday went on rampage in response to series of neglect by the school authorities which caused the death of a student . They invited the police to face students of a private university. A female student fainted as a result of tear gas shot at them.
It was said that basic needs of the students have not been provided to them despite paying for everything to the sum of five hundred thousand naira (500,000).
Trouble started when late ABU ELVIS PAUL, complained of a headache was admitted at the health center and placed on medication. His friends asked that he should be taken to a hospital in town but the medical personnel at the university declined, it was suspected that the university ambulance was faulty that’s why the request was turned down. He later died.
He was also said to be a gifted artist, below is his one of his artworks
Students gathered around the medical center discussing the regular poor treatment they get at the health center. They complained the health center lacks drugs to treat even malaria and the CMD has told them several times to go buy drugs outside the school despite paying fifteen thousand naira per semester for medical services.
They also complain about paying high school fees but not getting value for their money, their hostel has power and water issues and most students have claimed to go to class without bathing due to unavailability of water at the hostels..
The VC addressed the students but was unable to calm them down as they went on rampage and started destroying properties, starting with Mercedes 200 car belonging to a lecturer, they went ahead to destroy the CMD’s car and the already spoilt university ambulance.
They then proceeded to set the departments of economics, accounting and banking & finance on fire. They also set on fire a store called “charis store” belonging to the VC’s personal assistant’s wife.
The Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University is Reverend Canon Professor Kolawole Timothy Jayeoba and the registrar is Dr. Mrs. Josephine Oyebanji.
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, is owned by The Church of Nigeria, Anglican communion.
The students have been told to go home.