There was wild uproar at the University of Ibadan over the death of a distance learning student of the institution who slumped and die at the Adebayo Akande e-Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, after waiting for hours to write the examination.
The 100 level student of political science, identified as Pelewura Bolaji, was said to have written the first paper for the day before the incident happened.
The victim, according to an identification card found on him, is a worker with Greengates Specialties Limited. Though the ID card expired in September 2014.
An official of the school, who identified himself as Mr. Olayinka Kehinde, said he was the only UI official at the centre to supervise the examination. He said the matter had been reported to the school authorities and he was awaiting further directive concerning the examination.
It was discovered that while the body of the student was lying down in a car within the premises, examination was still going on.
One of the examiners confirmed that there was an instruction that the examination should continue.
A student, who simply identified himself as Tony, said, “The management of the centre had earlier told us that the examination might not hold successfully in Lagos due to some challenges and that they subsequently notified the authorities.”
Some of the students alleged that they were made to pay medical fees, but expressed concern that the management failed to put in place necessary medical facilities in case of emergency.
The victim was later confirmed dead at the Lagoon Hospital, Ikeja.
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