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      FUOYE Releases Statement Over Death Of Final Year Student; Ola Opeyemi Benjamin, a final-year student in the institution’s Department of Geology, died in his room after leaving the examination room where he had been sitting for one of his papers. Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has clarified the circumstances surrounding the incident.

      Recall that on Sunday, the Ivory Tower’s management had debunked a rumor that went around that some students collapsed and later died during their examinations on the campus.

      FUOYE clears air on death of final yesr student

      The Management had disproved the fake news as completely unfounded in a press release signed by Wole Balogun, Special Adviser on Media Matters to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina.

      However, in a related development, Ola Opeyemi Benjamin, a student at the institution, died in his room on Saturday, November 26, 2022, after leaving the exam room in good health, according to information provided to the Management on Monday afternoon by Dr. A Oyelami, the acting head of the department of geology.

      The department explained that the final-year student’s death occurred in his own room, not as a result of students allegedly collapsing in the exam room, in a letter titled “Notification of the Demise of Ola Opeyemi Benjamin (GLY/2017/1059)” that was made available to the university media team.

      According to the memo from the geology department, Ola Opeyemi Benjamin, matriculation number GLY/2017/2059, died shortly after the afternoon exam on November 26, 2022, which was held at the new faculty of science auditorium.

      I wish to inform you that the late student finished the said examination quite early and he was hale and hearty at the time he left the examination hall. The news of his sudden demise filtered in early Sunday morning and the circumstances surrounding the death was sketchy even as l write this letter. The department is proposing to send delegates on a condolence visit to the family after work today.”.

      The University Management registers its condolences to the family and the University community.

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