By Oladipo Okikiola
On Friday, 19th of November, 2021, students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti fainted at the school ICT Centre. The incident occurred when students of 200 level and 100 level showed up for their tests, GST 105 and GST 203 at the Centre.
UCJ FUOYE reporter, who was an eyewitness of the occurrence saw that the ICT center was overcrowded, hence, the process of test-taking was very slow.
Many of the students got tired after spending hours without doing nothing. Most of the 200 level students began to go back home while the 100 level students stayed back for the test. This resulted in fatigue and massive heat amongst them.
At about 12:17 pm, they were a record of six students who had collapsed from the situation. The victims were conveyed to the university medical center while some were taken to the Heirs Hospital, a private hospital. These students who were conveyed were transported by motorcycles as there was no ambulance to salvage the situation.
After a while, the Students’ Union President, Teslim Ayowale Salahudeen arrived at the venue and explained that he was in a meeting when he started receiving a series of calls as regards the incident.
His intervention led to the annulment of the test and students were dispatched to leave for their various houses.
However, the school’s security men denied knowing about any student passing out before while speaking to the Students’ Union Government executives.
Some of the students expressed their displeasure, after witnessing this bad occurrence.
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Mark Udum, a 200 level student of the department of peace and conflict studies said:
“I am very disappointed at the school’s system. Even after more than five students’ had collapsed, the test exercise continued. This is very bad.”
Another student, Agboola Ayomide said, ‘’I have been in school since 9 am and about ten people have fainted. Yet, I have not been able to do my test, there is no hope of doing it today.”
Mr Olusola Mouka, a GST lecturer explained that another test would take place for those who were unable to do theirs today.