Stampede: UNICAL Suspends GSS Examinations, Begins Investigation

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By Biola Lawal

Flowerbudnews:   The Management of the University of Calabar has suspended the General Studies Examinations (GSS) following the stampede that occurred on Saturday, 11th
November, 2023 at the venue of the examination.

About 21 students were hospitalised from the incident.

The announcement was conveyed in a statement by the Registrar of the University, Mr Gabriel Egbe who also disclosed that the GSS examinations had been rescheduled.
for December 11 and 12, 2023 for all students that could not write the examination.

A copy of the statement was made available to Flowerbudnews on Monday in Abuja.


The Registrar confirmed that ”the avoidable” stampede resulted in some injuries, stating however, that the affected students were given immediate treatment at the University Medical Centre and at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

Egbe stated that the Management of the University was already investigating the incident, adding that the University authorities were happy that no life was lost.

He said that the Management visits to the 21 injured students (14 in UCTH, 7 in Unical Medical Centre confirmed that no life was lost while virtually all of them have been discharged.

”The Management of the institution regrets the ugly incident and wants to assure parents of the safety of their children under the custody of the University and also reassure our “esteemed
and Valuable” students of its relentless drive to ensure and achieve academic excellence.” Egbe said. (Flowerbudnews)


Biola Lawal

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