Ojukwu University to ban motorcycles as 3 students die from accidents

Posted by News Express | 17 November 2020 | 550 times

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By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam in Anambra State, Dr. Chukwueloka Christian, has described the death of three female students of the institution as unfortunate, blaming it on recklessness of motorcycle riders operating in the area.

The students had reportedly died from motorcycle accidents between Friday and Sunday after they had boarded motorcycles to their various destinations.

It was learnt that one of the deceased, a final year student of the institution, was rushing to an early morning lecture when she was killed by a cyclist.

Chukuwueloka regretted that the students had flouted several warning from university authority against the use of motorcycles as means of transportation.

According to him, the management would soon place a ban on use of motorcycles by the students

He said: “We’ve severally appealed to the students living off campus to leave their hostels early enough so they can join the shuttle buses and still meet up with their lectures.

“We’ve also written severally to the state government to construct speed breakers on the road to the school but they’re yet to receive positive response.

“Meanwhile, the VC is not relenting in ensuring more hostels were built for the students. The management had already signed Memorandum of Understanding with four firms. One has already commenced work.”

The PRO disclosed that one of the deceased was a 400L student of English Education, the other a 200L English student, while the third was in Philosophy department


Source: News Express

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