Twenty students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) were on Saturday rushed to the university’s teaching hospital following a stampede at an examination hall at the campus.
BRANDPOWER reports that the stampede occurred where the UNICAL students were billed to write the General Studies and Communication Skills (GSS) examination that was postponed to Saturday from Friday.
The GSS examination was for the 100 level students from all the faculties of the university.
The examination, meant to be taken in batches, saw the students rushing to secure space from the few available ones.
BRANDPOWER reports that Saturday’s GSS examination was meant to be the climax of the institution’s second semester examinations that started on Oct. 16.
Meanwhile, the university’s management has declined to comment on the stampede.
A competent source, however, confirmed the incident.