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20 UNICAL students hospitalised after exam stampede

Twenty students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) were yesterday rushed to the university’s teaching hospital following a stampede at an examination hall in the…

Twenty students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) were yesterday rushed to the university’s teaching hospital following a stampede at an examination hall in the campus.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stampede occurred where the students were billed to write the General Studies and Communication Skills (GSS) examination that was postponed to Saturday from Friday.

The GSS examination was for100-level students from all the faculties of the university.

The examination, meant to be taken in batches, saw the students rushing to secure the few available spaces.

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NAN reports that Saturday’s GSS examination was meant to be the climax of the institution’s second semester examinations that started on October 16.

When contacted, the university management declined to comment on the stampede, but a competent source confirmed the incident. (NAN)

 

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