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UNIPORT confirms death of final year student

The University of Port Harcourt has confirmed the death of a final year student identified as Gloria Adeleye.

It was reported that the 500-level student of the Department of Animal Science, slumped and died a few days after taking her first semester exams.

It was gathered that Gloria finished her exams on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and left the school for her family residence. She was said to have slumped at home on Tuesday, April 6, and was rushed to hospital, where she died.

The cause of death has not yet been ascertained, however, students and friends blamed it on school stress.

However, the university spokesman, Kpenu, who confirmed the news, said Gloria didn’t die on the school campus.

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

“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.” he added.

Meanwhile, the Head of Department, Animal Science and the department’s students association in a statement said they had tried to reach the deceased’s father, but he refused to speak to anyone.

“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,” the statement read in part.

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