The University of Ilorin has said no student died during the CBT exams, though admitting that some students fainted out of exhaustion.
The varsity, calling the death report of the student a mischievous rumour, added that it regretted the incidence which happened on Friday.
This was according to the Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, saying that affected students returned to write the test after being resuscitated.
The statement reads:
No student died during CBT Exams
Contrary to the mischievous rumour currently trending on campus, no Unilorin student died during the unfortunate incident at the CBT Centre on Friday.
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 who, in a bid to get into the hall ahead of others, began to push their ways through. This got about 10 of their colleagues with less stamina to faint. They were promptly taken to the school clinic for treatment. Four of them were discharged immediately to continue writing their exams; six of them were kept for observation out of whom four were discharged in the evening of Friday while the remaining two have been discharged on Saturday morning.
While regretting the unfortunate incident of Friday, the University management hereby appeals to our ever articulate students to always exercise patience while waiting to enter exam halls, especially for CBT exams. The CBT exams have been meticulously scheduled and adequate arrangements made to ensure that every student takes his/her examination without let or hindrance. So, there is really no reason for rushing.
We wish you all resounding success in your exams.
Director of Corporate Affairs,