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TASUED suspends second semester exams after rape of students .

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Second semester examinations at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State have been suspended following rape and robbery of four students of the institution by hoodlums at a hostel in the Abapawa area of the town ealy Tuesday morning.

The management of the school decided to suspend the examination following uproar generated by the incident among the students.

The State Government also swiftly reacted to the incident with visit of Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele to students who were raped at the hospital they were receiving treatment.

“Members of the university community are strongly advised to remain vigilant regarding security matters and promptly report any suspected security concerns to the appropriate authorities, ” the school’s Registrar, Dapo Oke, said in a statement announcing the suspension of the second-semester examinations.

Ogun Deputy governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele, announced her visit to the victims of the rape at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital where they are being treated.

She also held a meeting with management of the TASUED alongside the State Commissioner of police Police, Abiodun Alamutu and the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu on steps needed to bolster security measures and foster a safe environment on campus and the host community

Salako-Oyedele assured that the Police and other stakeholders are investigating the case to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.

She wrote, “Earlier today, after recieving the distressing news about armed robbery at some TASUED hostels and the brutal rape of four female students, His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun CON directed me to immediately visit the victims and the campus on a fact finding mission and to pledge the Government’s support in ensuring this doesn’t happen again.

I have visited with the girls who are now being cared for and given the necessary support to heal from their trauma at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) at OSUTH.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students is of utmost importance and I subsequently had a crucial meeting with the Management and Students of TASUED. I was joined by the Ogun State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Abiodun Alamutu and the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, where we discussed concrete steps to bolster security measures and foster a safe environment on campus and the adjacent host community.

The Ogun State Government is committed to ensuring the safety of all citizens and that our institutions remain safe spaces for learning and growth. The CP has promised that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetuators are brought to book and justice prevails.

I call on everyone to stand united against such heinous acts and work collectively to uphold the dignity and safety of all our citizens.

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