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UNIPORT student slumps, dies at home after exams

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There is panic at the University of Port on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, following the death of a student identified as Gloria Adeleye, who reportedly slumped and passed away after taking her first semester exams before travelling to join her family.

The cause of the death of the 500-level student who slumped and was rushed to the hospital where she died was yet ascertained.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Sammy Kpenu, expressed regrets at the development but said it was wrong for anyone to say Gloria died on the school campus.

He stated, “It is fake. The lady, who put up the post that she died in school, has already apologised to the department, because it caused a lot of problems.

“The lady (deceased) had left the school almost a week ago and was in her family house. She finished her exams on April 1, 2021 and had been with her family.

“So, from what we heard, she just slumped and by the time she was rushed to hospital, she was pronounced dead. So, it wasn’t anything that had to do with Uniport community.”

Meanwhile, the Head of Department, Animal Science and the department’s students association in a statement obtained by our correspondent said they had tried to reach the deceased’s father, but that he was unwilling to speak.

“The department tried reaching the father yesterday but he was not willing to communicate with anyone.

“However, the department is planning a condolence visit once a date is agreed with the father,” he said.

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