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    FUOYE clears air on death of final year student

    By Wole Balogun

    Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has cleared the air on the death of a final year student of the intstitition’s Department of Geology, Ola Opeyemi Benjamin, who died in his room after leaving the examination hall where he sat for one of his papers.

    Recall that on Sunday, the Ivory Tower’s management had debunked a rumour that went round that some students collapsed and later died during their examinations on the campus.

    In a press release signed by Wole Balogun, Special Adviser on Media Matters to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina, the Management had debunked the fake news, as totally unfounded.

    However, in a related development, the Acting Head of Department of Geology, Dr. A Oyelami, on Monday afternoon, brought it to the notice of the Management that a student of the institution, Ola Opeyemi Benjamin, died in his room on Saturday, November, 26, 2022 after leaving the examination hall hale and hearty.

    In the letter made available to the University media team, and entitled: “Notification of the Demise of Ola Opeyemi Benjamin (GLY/2017/1059)”, the department disclosed that the incident of the death of the final year student had nothing to do with students allegedly collapsing in the exam hall, as the death of the deceased happened in his own room.

    The memo from the Geology Department reads in part: “With grief, l write to inform you that we lost one of our final year students, Ola Opeyemi Benjamin, with matric no: GLY/2017/2059, who died shortly after the afternoon examination held at the new faculty of science auditorium on Saturday 26th, November, 2022. I wish to inform you that the late student finished the said examination quite early and he was hale and hearty as at the time he left the examination hall. The news of his sudden demise filtered in early Sunday morning and the the clrcumstances surrounding the death was sketchy even as l write this letter. The department is proposing to send delegates on a condolence visit to the family after work today.”.

    The University Management registers its condolences to the family and the University community.

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