No record of death, casualties during Ebonyi Varsity's GST exams - VC

By Joel Onuoha

Prof Chigozie Ogbu, Vice Chancellor of Ebonyi state University on Monday, says the instruction has no record of death and casualties during its pospond General Studies Test (GST) examination.

It recalls that the University GSTs fixed to hold on Feb. 10 could not hold due to some hitches that cause delay of the examination.

Due to the hitches before the examination, some students fainted resulting from over-crowding of the centre.

The students of the institution, however on Thursday protested over the incident, saying no to the Computer Based Test (CBT).

Ogbu, during a press conference on Abakaliki said there were no casualties and record of death of any student.

"During the processes, the University has no record of casualties. Some students, who fainted were taken to the hospital and they are now sound and healthy.

"What really happened on that day, Wednesday; there were some hitches that caused delay of the examination.

"It was actually scheduled batches by batches of all the students, who are for the examination. The first batch fixed for 8am could not start due to the delay in fixing some of the computers.

"With this, the hall became overcrowded and some students, who were struggled to go inside the hall fainted. They were rushed to the hospital but nothing happened to any of them. All our students are all alive.

"Right now,  the examination have been canceled and posponded. The new date for the examination will be fixed in no distance time. 

"The school management is committed to quality education, since I became the Vice-chancellor of the University, we have built and finished a lot projects. 

"The Information Communication Technology is in advanced stage. We have installed over 500 computer sets for CBT examinations.

"The faculty of Education building is ongoing as well as School of Management Science building; we want to set structures to make Ebonyi State University one of the best school in the country," the VC stated

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