Dr Ayo Ojediran Dead: OAU Senior Lecturer Dies Of Heart Attack In His Office
In a deeply saddening event that has engulfed Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife with grief, the university community is mourning the sudden loss of Dr. Ojediran Isaac Ayodele, a senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education. Dr. Ojediran tragically slumped and passed away in his office last Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the faculty and the entire institution.
The atmosphere at OAU has been one of profound sorrow following this unexpected loss. The news rapidly spread across the campus, leaving many lecturers and students in tears, unable to contain their grief over the demise of a much-respected and beloved figure in the academic community.
As details of the incident emerged, it was learned that Dr. Ojediran collapsed suddenly while in his office. Despite immediate efforts by those present to assist him, their attempts to revive him were in vain. In a rush to get him the medical attention he needed, he was swiftly taken to the university health centre. Tragically, he had already passed away before they could reach the facility, and the health centre recorded the case as “Brought in Dead.”
Within the walls of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Ojediran was more than just a lecturer; he was a mentor, a guide, and a beacon of empathy and service. His colleagues and students alike revered him for his unwavering dedication to nurturing young minds and contributing positively to society. Both faculty members and students have been vocal in expressing their admiration for Dr. Ojediran’s empathetic and humanitarian approach to education and life.
The news of his passing was also shared on social media. Ayodeji Obisesan, in a heartfelt post on his verified Facebook page, wrote: “Dr. Ayo Ojediran, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at OAU, slumped and died in his office today. Such a nice and humble man to the core. Always willing to help. My namesake, for sure.” He further extended his condolences, praying for strength for Dr. Ojediran’s students, friends, colleagues, and family to bear this immense loss and wished for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, when approached for a statement, described the incident as highly unfortunate. He noted that the university is currently refraining from issuing a formal statement on the matter, considering the sensitive nature of the situation.
Dr. Ojediran’s sudden departure has not only left a void in the Department of Science and Technology Education but also in the hearts of many within the OAU community. His commitment to education, his kindness, and his mentorship will be profoundly missed. As the university grapples with this tragic loss, the legacy of Dr. Ayo Ojediran as an educator, mentor, and compassionate individual will continue to inspire and be remembered by those whose lives he touched.