The ongoing strike in University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, Ilorin, Kwara State, has led to the untimely death of a female student of the university, who was rushed there on emergency.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, recalled the sad incident at a meeting with journalists.
He explained that the female student was admitted in the university clinic for three days until there was the need to rush her to the teaching hospital, when her condition became critical.
Ambali said: “Unfortunately, when she was taken to the teaching hospital, there was no one to attend to her because they are on strike and by the time she was taken to another private hospital, which was not also in full operations, the lady had passed on”. Professor Ambali also expressed concern over the high rate of expulsion of students in the university.
He noted that the university authorities always felt sad whenever it resorted to expulsion, adding that the number of expelled students was negligible compared to the total number of students in the university. “We are established to produce graduates worthy in moral, character, and academic ability that will in turn be models in the society,” he said.