By Balkis Tijani.
The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has debunked reports that some students died during a stampede that occurred when students on a queue rushed to write their exams at the CBT Centre yesterday.
The Director of Corporate Affairs of the University of Ilorin, Kunle Akogun, who made the disclosure today, clarified there was no casualty at the stampede, but some students fainted as a result of exhaustion.
“It is true that some students fainted as a result of exhaustion during a mild stampede at the CBT exam venue due to impatience on the part of some students.
“These students who in a bid to get into the hall ahead of others, began to push their way through.
“This made about 10 of their colleagues with less stamina to faint and they were promptly taken to the school’s clinic for treatment”, he said.
Akogun further stated that four of the students who fainted were discharged immediately to continue with their exams, while six were admitted for observation, out of which four were later discharged later in the evening yesterday, and the remaining two discharged today.
He enjoined students to be patient while waiting to write their CBT exams to prevent any future recurrence.
“While regretting the unfortunate incident of Friday, the university management hereby appeal to our ever articulate students to always exercise patience while waiting to enter exam halls, especially for CBT exams”, he said.