A student of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Gloria Adeleye of the department of animal science has reportedly slumped and died a few days after taking her first semester exams on April 1, 2021.
The 500-level student reportedly slumped at home on April 6, and was rushed to a hospital where she died.
UNIPORT spokesman Sammy Kpenu commented on the rumor that the student died on campus.
“It is fake. The lady, who put up the post that she died in the school, has already apologized to the department because it caused a lot of problems,” he said.
“The lady (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.
“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 the UNIPORT community.”
Meanwhile, the head of the animal science department and the department’s students association in a statement said they had tried to reach the deceased’s father, but that he was unwilling to speak.