The Lagos State University (LASU) management has been forced to cancel an exam previously scheduled for Monday and Tuesday to be taken by 100 Level students, which led to a stampede, leaving lots of students with injuries as others fainted.
9jatoday understands that the school management had only fixed the exam date in batches without a specific time for each student to take their exam respectively.
However, the institution’s spokesman, Mr Ademola Adekoya, when contacted confirmed the incident, noting that all the students for the Monday exam wanted to enter the exam hall almost at the same time and in the process stampeded with some fainting and few others injured.
“The 100-Level students were scheduled to write the GNS 102 examination on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7 between 8.00 a.m and 2.00 p.m daily,” he said.
The arrangement would have seen the students writing the examination in six batches on the first day.
“The affected students were promptly rushed to the University Health Centre and the Igando General Hospital for proper treatment.
“Most of them have been discharged, while the GNS 102 examination has now been rescheduled to take place on Jan. 8 and 9 at the CBT Centre and the Language Laboratory, Faculty of Arts, Main Campus, Ojo. Each student will also be allotted specific time to appear and sit for the examination.” He Said.
Mr. Ademole added that the university regrets the unfortunate incidence and is determined to put measures in place to avoid a recurrence in the future.