The Acting Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu says she will not tolerate any aut of indiscipline and rumour mongering. She was speaking when she received a delegation of National Union of Rivers State Students who had come to pay her a condolence visit on Monday 8th April 2013. Image The Vice Chancellor who was reacting to the incident of Wednesday 3rd April 2013 where one Charles Ohamara, a 200 level student of the French Department from Apani in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State lost his life maintained that no building collapsed as rumoured adding that Charles Ohamara died as a result of stampede. The Chief Executive said a student who was reading at a lecture hall slept off and fell while another student upon hearing the sound of the fall shouted “blood of Jesus” and others ran including the late student who jumped from the story building and died instantly as a result of a skull fracture. Four others namely, Eke Onwalebe Emmanuel a 100 level student of Social Studies Department, Nletm Gospel 100 level student of Fine and Applied Arts Department, Luka Togi, 300 level student of Biology Department and Uchegbu Kenneth 100 level student of Political Science were rushed to UPTH two others namely, Gbamabia Hope a 200 level student of Economic Department and Zedek Anderson 200 level student of Biology Department received treatment at the university hospital while the 8th person a female student who sustained a minor injury went home after being attended to. Professor Rosemund Osahogulu emphasized that there is no record of incidence of this nature in the history of the institution and warned students to desist from raising false alarm. She however said plans are on to install burglary proof on the lecture hall to forestall future occurrence. Students for now she emphasised will only use the bungalow classrooms for reading. The VC also added that a panel has been set up to investigate the matter and get to the root cause of the incident and to fish out the person who raised the false alarm. The decision of management on the issue will be determined by the findings from the investigation. The university Registrar Barrister Ikem Adiele, the Librarian Dr. Boma Obi and Dr. Hubert Manilla, Head of Campus Ndele urged the students not to attribute every natural happening to some superstition but to look at things from logical point of view. They reiterated that the story building will be locked up so that students will not go there to read pending when burglary proof will be put there. Earlier the National president, National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS) Mr. Warmate Awoloye said they had come to pay a condolence visit to IAUE management. He described the death of Charles Ohamara as shocking adding that NURSS will observe a one week mourning period for him. A minute silence was observed in honour of the soul of the departed. OKIRIDU, NGOZI Public Relations Officer

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Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is envisioned as the most suitably structured, resourced and mandated agency with potential for engendering, sustaining and refining through all foreseeable educational futures for Rivers State, a dependable supply of suitably prepared graduate manpower stock for maintaining a pre-tertiary educational system which is model in governance, system management, formal instruction, curriculum realism, research productivity, support services, global networking, institutional repute, and school leaver worthiness in learning and character.
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