- The deceased lectured at the Department of Science And Technology Education, Faculty of Education in the school
A lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state was reported to have slumped and died in his office.
The deceased, Dr Ayo Ojediran lectured at the Department of Science And Technology Education, Faculty of Education in the school.
It was gathered that the lecturer was found dead in his office on Tuesday, November 14 by some of his colleagues.
Some of his colleagues described his death as unfortunate, having described the deceased as a “complete gentleman”.
A close ally of the deceased, Ayodeji Obisesan on his Facebook page, described the deceased as someone willing to help at any time.
“Such a very nice and humble man to the core. Always willing to help. God will give us your students, friends, colleagues, associates, and family members the fortitude to bear this great loss. May your soul rest in perfect peace Dr Ojediran Isaac Ayodele”, stated
In an interview with PUNCH on Wednesday, the President, Faculty of Education Students Association of Nigeria, Victor Adesokan, said he was with Ojediran the night before his death.
According to him, the deceased, whom he described as a father, complained of headache, adding that the lecturer appeared very weak.
Adesokan, who complained of inadequate academic personnel in the faculty, noted that Ojediran’s demise is the fourth death among the lecturers in the faculty in the outgoing year, and called for recruitment of more hands to ease the burden of the current staff members.
He said, “On Monday night, he complained of headache and stress. We told him to rest. They (lecturers) have too much workload on them. The school needs to recruit more lecturers most especially that Faculty of Education.
“For example, a lecturer that is supposed to be a level adviser will now be doing the work of 6 to 7 lecturers.
“Throughout last week, they couldn’t rest, all of them almost 70% of them. This is the fourth death that will be recorded this year in that faculty. Government and the school management should stop wasting our lecturers’ lives.”
Speaking on the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju said the incident was a very sad one.