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- Published on Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:51
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No fewer than a dozen students of the University of Ado Ekiti (UNAD), including a pregnant lady, are currently receiving treatment at the university clinic and the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), following injuries they sustained in a stampede that occurred during a classroom test on Wednesday.
The Chief Medical Director of UTH, Dr Patrick Adegun, told newsmen at the hospital that the pregnant student would be induced to deliver the baby or be operated upon to save her life and that of the baby.
The 300-level students of the Faculty of Education were said to have filled the ETF Lecture Theatre of the institution beyond capacity for a written test and were said to have caused a stampede in their bid to hurriedly submit their papers.
According to the lecturer, Dr Michael Ominrin, the classroom was large enough and well ventilated for the over 2,000 students who, he said, registered for the course, adding that the 10 female and two male students were injured when they surged forward to submit their papers.
However, some of the students who were at the UTH told newsmen that the incident was not the first occurrence, adding that large number of students normally failed the course every year, a reason, they said, the hall was crowded.
Addressing newsmen, the acting vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Dada Adelowo, who regretted the incident, said the university would take measures to prevent future occurrence, adding that the institution would foot the medical bills of the affected students. (Tribune)