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Save-Akungba: Akungba Management postpones exam over protest of Incessant accidents in Akungba

Hundreds of students of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba in Ondo State have protested against unabated and incessant fatal road accidents near their campus over the years, mostly caused by articulated trucks plying the University community.
The latest protest was fuelled by an accident that claimed the life of a former student of the Institution simply identified as Michael, yesterday in one of the troubled spots in Akungba.


It was gathered that the hit-and-run truck driver who killed the youngman was trailed to neighboring town Oba-Akoko, where he was arrested around 10pm yesterday. 

Meanwhile, the sad news filtered into the citadel of learning, which ignited the spirit of Aluta Continua amongst the students population.

Hence, hordes of protesters started converged by 7am today at the main gate of the school, chanting freedom songs and holding placards with save our souls inscriptions.

As at press time, vehicular movements in the town have been restricted by the protesters.

In quick response, the University Management has postponed the ongoing examinations, to stave off further escalation of the heated situation.
A terse statement reads:

“The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, has expressed serious concern over the incessant rate of accidents claiming the lives of students of the University.
“In view of the accident that claimed the life of a former student late evening of yesterday, Thursday, 3rd February, 2022, Management has decided to postpone today's examinations. This is to honour the departed soul. A new date for the examinations will be announced later.

“The Management is currently engaging all relevant stakeholders on what should be done to address the ugly trend, and put and end to vehicular accidents in the University town.”

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