UNIPORT student slumps, dies at home after exams

A student of University of Port Harcourt identified as Gloria Adeleye, reportedly slumped and passed away a few days after taking her first semester exams before travelling to join her family in the Rivers State capital.

Gloria, of the Department of Animal Science, finished her exams on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and left the school for her family residence, but a few days later, it was learnt that she died.

The 500-level student was said to have slumped at home on Tuesday, April 6, and was rushed to hospital, where she died.

Public Relations Officer of the university, Sammy Kpenu, said it was wrong for anyone to say Gloria died on the school campus.

He stated, “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 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 Uniport community.”

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