The main campus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, was thrown into a state of disorder on Thursday 29th August, 2019 as over 15 students waiting to write the continuous assessment test for the second semester fainted at the Computer-Based Test Centre.
The new CBT centre which has a capacity of accommodating not more than 3000 students at a time turned out to be a commotion centre as many students fainted at the examination venue. According to the timetable releaeed by the school management before the test, all students ranging from 100L-400L were supposed to write tests at the venue but the schedule wasn’t communicated appropriately.
Majority of the students that fainted have been confirmed to be 100L students who are yet to be get addicted to the stress of a higher institution, especially a public one. The students who fainted were immediately rushed to the University health centre and they have been confirmed to be in a good state of health.
Apart from the fainting students, a lot of other students lost their student identity card in the process of the test.
However, the school management has released a new schedule for the test stating that 100L and 200L students will have their continuous assessment tests in the morning while their 300L and 400L counterpart will have theirs in the afternoon.
By: Gbolahan Latinwo