By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The University of Ibadan community was on Wednesday thrown into mourning mood over the sudden death of a Professor of Exercise Physiology, Professor Ademola Olasupo Abass.
Following the sudden death of
Professor Abass, who until his death was the Chairman of the University’s committee on Intra-campus transport Committee, the
intra-campus transportation system at the institution’s entire community was shut down by the operators forcing visitors, students and business concerns to trek to their destination.
New Nigerian gathered Professor Abass who died in the early hours of Wednesday in his house along Eleyele.area of Ibadan, was until last night seen amidst his friends and colleagues on campus
Commenting on the death of the 52 year old Professor Abass, Chairman of University of Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Deji Omole described the news of the death as the most unbelievable and shocking news in the year adding that he was with the late professor on Tuesday evening.
Dr Omole said Professor Abass was a committed ASUU member who was at various times held position as Faculty Representative of the Union in the Faculty of Education, was also a member of the expanded Executive of the union at the premier university.
Late Professor Abass whose body has been deposited at the University morgue became a professor in 2011.
Late Abass had National Certificate in Education of Osun State College of Education Ilesa 1985 and B.Ed. in Physical and Health Education (First Class Honours) at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1990
He had his MEd. in Physical and Health Education (with specialization i Exercise Physiology) of University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1992 and Ph.D in Exercise physiology of University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 1998.