20 students hospitalised after exam stampede in UNICAL

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

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.

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The GSS examination was for the 100-level students from all the faculties of the university.

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

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

 

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NAN also reports that the university’s management declined to comment on the stampede, adding that a source confirmed the incident.

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