Confusion reigned at the University of Ilorin in Kwara State on Friday, as no fewer than 10 students fainted during their examination.
The School Management, however, denied reports in the social media that some of the students who fainted had died.
It said there was a stampede due to an overpopulation of students waiting to write their second-semester examination one of the school’s centre.
Speaking on the incident, Director of Corporate Affairs of the University, Kunle Akogun, said contrary to the rumour lives were lost.
He confirmed that some students fainted as a result of exhaustion during a mild stampede due to impatience on the part of some students who, in a bid to get into the hall ahead of others, began to push their ways through.
Akogun said that the affected students were promptly taken to the school clinic for treatment and four them were discharged immediately to continue writing their exams while the remaining six were kept for observation out of whom four were discharged in the evening of Friday and the remaining two were discharged on Saturday morning.
While regretting the incident, the University Management appealed to students to always exercise patience while waiting to enter exam centres.