The Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, Prof. Gregory Chukwudi Nwakoby, has reacted to the deaths of three students of the institution that died as result of ghastly accidents that happened along Ezinkwo Road in Igbariam, Anambra state.
In a statement released by the COOU Public Relation Officer, Dr. Christian Chukwueloka, on Sunday the University Community was officially informed about the deaths of the three students of the institution, which the statement said died through motorcycle (okada) accidents.
The Statement quoted the Vice Chancellor to have directed the students to stop entering motorcycle forthwith.
Prof. Nwakoby noted that there was ongoing efforts to pressurise the Anambra state government to ban motorcycles on all the major roads leading to the campus.
In honour of the deceased students, the Vice Chancellor gave directive that the institution flags should flew on low mask for one week, starting from tomorrow.
The Statement reads, “The University Community is hereby
informed of the death of two students of the University, Igbariam campus on Friday, 13th Nov,, 2020 through okada accident. Sadly too, another student, also in Igbariam campus, lost her life through okada accident today, being 15th of Nov., 2020.
“The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Greg C.Nwakoby directed that the University Community be Informed too that efforts are being made to presurise the State Government into banning okada on all the major roads that lead to the campus, as well as constructing bombs on the roads so as to reduce speed.
“The VC equally directed that all our students should be sternly warned to stop entering okada forthwith.
“The VC directed further that the University flags shall, in honour of the departed students, fly on low mask for one week, starting from Monday, 16th Nov., 2020.
“May their souls rest in the bossom of the Lord, amen.”