The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has dismissed rumours that a student of the institution died during its computer based test (CBT) exam.
On Thursday, there were controversy at the institution’s ICT centre when students scheduled to take an exam thronged the facility simultaneously with candidates participating in the mock-UTME.
The development resulted in an overcrowded atmosphere as students struggled among themselves.
In a statement on Friday, Mufutau Ibrahim, its registrar, said the matter is being looked into.
The institution said it was unfortunate that despite announcing the CBT exam had been cancelled to accommodate candidates taking mock-UTME, the students still showed up at the venue.
“The university management noted the issues that have arisen in the course of administering the CBT as we make academic progress with the first semester examinations and strongly express regret at the turn of events,” the statement reads.
“It is pertinent to point out that concerned students had been duly informed that the CBT had been cancelled to accommodate the JAMB mock-UTME as scheduled.
“It is unfortunate that students still troop in large numbers to the university’s ICT centre, which almost resulted in mob action.
“We did not record any death in the course of the examination as it was being rumoured by fake online news.
“To this end, all CBT examinations have been postponed for one week as an immediate and interim measure. For the avoidance of doubt, all pen-on paper first semester examinations will go on as scheduled.”
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