UNICAL Suspends GSS Examinations, Announces New Date…Rues The Unintended Ugly Consequence

By TheLumineNews Admin 

University of Calabar management has formally announced the suspension of the General Studies Examination which led to a stampede of 21 students on Saturday November 11th 2023.

In a release made available to TheLuminenews, and signed by the institution Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe, indicates that the examination has now been rescheduled for December 10th and 11th 2023.

The release reads in full; “The management of the University of Calabar has formally announced the suspension of the General Studies Examination (GSS), following the stampede that occurred on Saturday 11th November, 2023 at the venue of the examination.

“The announcement which was conveyed in a release issued by the Registrar of the University of Calabar, Mr Gabriel Egbe, also disclosed that the GSS examinations has now been rescheduled for December 11 and 12, 2023 for all students that could not write the examination.

“The Registrar in the release said the avoidable stampede resulted in some injuries, however, the affected students were given immediate treatment at the University Medical Centre and the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital respectively.

“While Management of the University is still investigating the incident, it is however happy to report from its visits to the 21 injured students (14 in UCTH, 7 in Unical Med Centre) in both health facilities, that no life was lost and that virtually all of them have been discharged.

“The Management of the institution regrets the ugly incident and wants to assure parents of the safety of their children under the custody of the University and also reassure our “esteemed and Valuable” students of its relentless drive to ensure and achieve academic excellence”.


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