15th February, 2012
The student of the scrapped Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun,TASUED, who died yesterday in an accident was this afternoon buried amid tears and wailing.
P.M.NEWS can authoritatively reveal that the boy was among those involved in the accident when the students were going to Abeokuta to stage a protest against the scrapping of their school and subsequent merging of the institution with the Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University,OOU, Ago Iwoye.
The deceased known as Olatunji Fashina, a.k.a. Humble T.J., was a 400 level student of Social Work in Sociological Study.
He was before his death the President of the Rotaract Club of the school and the PRO of his department.
During a service of songs organised for him this morning at the OGD Hall in the campus before he was buried, the students insisted that the struggle to regain their institution will continue.
They said the spirit of Fashina will not forgive them if they abandoned the struggle.
Those who attended the service of songs were the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Elder Akinwunmi; Director Students’ Affairs, Dr.Oduwole; all the ASUU executives; representatives of NASU; SUG executives led by its president, Abdulahi Oyekanmi, a.k.a.Plato; and other students.
Some residents of the town and the neighbouring communities like Imaweje, Ijele, Odo-epo among others also attended.
Our correspondent gathered that the parents of the deceased were in Badagry, Lagos state, but were not at the funeral. Some family members were, however, present.
P.M.NEWS further gathered that Fashina had his early education at Ajegunle area of Lagos state.
He was buried at the Ijagun cemetery amid tears around 3 p.m today.