Dr. Ayo Ojediran, a senior lecturer of the Department of Science And Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has slumped and died.
It was learnt that the lecturer slumped and died in his office on Tuesday.
A close ally of the deceased, Ayodeji Obisesan stated this in a post on his verified Facebook page.
He said, “OMG😭 Dr. Ayo Ojediran, a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Education OAU slumped and died in his office today.
“Such a very nice and humble man to the core. Always willing to help. My namesake toh sure💔😭
“God will give us your students, friends, colleagues, associates and family members the fortitude to bear this great loss. May your soul rest in perfect peace Dr Ojediran Isaac Ayodele.”
Speaking also, Ajiferuke Temilola, one of the students of the lecturer, extolled the virtues of the deceased.
She said, “I don’t like to do this, but with tears 😭 in my eyes I write my last tribute/gratitude to you Dr. Ayodele. I met Dr when I was in 200L, it was a bad day for me, (story withheld ) which he genuinely helped and ever since he has always been there for me anytime I needed his assistance. He has stayed true and through my journey as an undergraduate.
“Dr wasn’t a lecturer in my faculty to talk of taking me any courses but he’s always eager know my grades at the end of each Semester, (Witty Witty you can do better, I believe in you,you are a scholar) those were your words.
“Dr. Ayo has touched so many lives in a way that words cannot express, I can count more than 20 students Dr. paid their school fees when I was an undergraduate.
“When I wanted to go for my Masters, I called him to tell him about it and he was genuinely happy that he offered to buy the form for me and still gave me part of my school fees the first semester. (Not that I can’t pay but that’s he’s usual way of showing support and he’s big on it) I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the encouragements and support🙏🙏🙏
“Thank you sir for the beautiful memories to hold on to🥺My gratitude to you for all you have done, which I will never forget.
“You sounded very bright last week Wednesday when you called to know if I’ll be coming to Ife and I promised to come see you today in your office but then, It’s the news of your demise I heard 😢 it has been a great experience and great memories Sir.
“Your dedication to your profession and your students and everyone are around you was truly remarkable. Your passion to see young ones grow was contagious and made us fall in love with learning.
“Dr. Ayodele is one of the most loved lecturers in the history of OAU. You’re lovely by many and we will surely miss you.”
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