Reports had emerged that a student died while on a queue to write the CBT exam on Friday.
But a statement signed by Mr Kunle Akogun, the Director of Corporate
Affairs of the university in Ilorin on Saturday, said that rumour
currently trending that students died from the stampede was not true.
“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,’’ NAN
quoted him as saying.
The spokesman said four of them were discharged immediately to
continue writing their exams, while six of them were kept for
observation, out of which four were later discharged on Friday evening.
He explained that the remaining two students were discharged on Saturday morning.
“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,’’ Akogun said.
He said that CBT exams had been meticulously scheduled and adequate
arrangements made to ensure that every student took their examination
The university warned the students against rushing to write their CBT examination while wishing them success.