The management of the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) has confirmed the death of Gloria Adeleye, a final year student of the institution.
Recall that Lodgexpress reported that Gloria, a 500L student of the Department of Animal Science, collapsed and passed away a few days after writing her first semester exams.
It was learnt that Gloria finished her examinations on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and left the school to be with her family. She was said to have collapsed while at home on Tuesday, April 6, and was rushed to hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
The cause of her demise has not yet been ascertained, nevertheless, students and friends heaped the blame on school stress.
The university spokesperson, Kpenu, who confirmed the news, stated that 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.
Also, the Head of Department, Animal Science and the department’s students association in a statement obtained by PUNCH stated that 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.