10 students of the University of Ibadan are said to have collapsed in an examination hall on Sunday for GES 101 examination at about 9am.
Reports say it was due to poor arrangement on the part of the organisers of the programme.
According to a student of Distance and Learning center LC students, they each paid over N118,000 per session.
“About 10 students actually collapsed, and were immediately rushed to Jaja Clinic (the university health centre). Security, CSO, and DLC officials were stoned by the angry DLC students.
The truth is that they are just toying with the lives of the DLC students,” the student said.
However, the management of the centre denied the allegations about poor management and blamed the incident on the disobedience of students involved.
Professor Bayo Okunade, the director of the distance learning centre, said:
“Students were supposed to come in batches. We batched them and they were each supposed to come in at a specific time, instead, all of them came virtually the same time and they wanted to get access when it was not even their turn.
“For the first time, for the fact that we want best practices, students finish their exams and they see their results immediately. One of the students that collapsed was to write his exam at two o’clock, he found himself at that situation
at 12 o’clock. He came earlier than necessary. I was at the University Health Centre to access the situation, and before 12pm, there were six students. There was a lady from social work department who confessed that she discharged herself from a hospital where she was being treated for typhoid ”