After clashes with the security forces during the day of Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FLSH) declared a 48-hour strike renewable. For good reason, the situation prevailing at the Alioune Diop University of Bambey with the death of student Badara Ndiaye, on November 30, 2021 in Kaolack, because of food poisoning. The UCAD students decided to carry the fight until the light was shed on this case, which even mobilized students from other public universities in Senegal.
The students faced law enforcement throughout the day on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. These residents of the University Cheikh Anta Diop (Ucad) of Dakar have decreed a 48-hour renewable strike to provide support to their comrades of the University of Bambey very uphill following the death by intoxication, they say, of the student Badara Ndiaye. In a statement published on Tuesday, the Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences (FLSH) students’ association informed of the complete cessation of all pedagogical (courses and exams) and social activities at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar for 48 hours renewable. And of the introduction of a protest platform in the next 24 hours”, indicates the structure which claims to be the legitimate representative of the students of Ucad.
Students demand a serious investigation in order to situate responsibilities. For them, the flippancy of the academic authorities on this case is very suspicious. For this reason, the Amicale reiterates its commitment and availability for the student cause, in the face of the chaotic situation experienced by the students of Bambey since the death of the student Badara Ndiaye, following intoxication combined with total silence from university and higher authorities”, reads the statement.
It should be recalled that, through a press release, the chief medical officer, Dr.Ahmadou Bamba Guèye, said that the student Badara Ndiaye showed no signs of food poisoning. The patient received treatment subject to a follow-up return within 48 hours. Unfortunately, the student opted to return home to Kaolack,’ the text notes. According to the doctor, «the type-of-death certificate issued by the medical examiner of the Aristide Le Dantec hospital, in execution of a judicial investigation, informs that the patient died as a result of a liver disease with multicereal failure». The students are convinced that their comrade died of the suite after having taken a meal served by the university restaurant on the night of November 27-28, 2021 in Bambey. The students plan to fight to the end.