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UNIBEN Condemned by NANS over Student’s Death

University of Benin main entrance. Photo: The Nation Nigeria

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has been reportedly condemned by the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) over the death of one of the institution’s students.
According to The Guardian, the late Austin Okafor was a 300-level student of Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Management Sciences as at the time of his death which was caused by the carelessness attitude of the poor conditioned health centre.
Daniel Akpan, NANS President, said Okafor could have survived, if  not for the lackadaisical attitude of the university’s management and the sorry condition of its health center. The late Austin was reportedly left unattended for several hours in the school’s health centre on the 2nd of October.

The statement made available to The Guardian also says, “Despite the urgency of the situation and the sensitive nature of the case, Okafor was conveyed in an ambulance with no life support facility to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), having been referred there.
“NANS frown at the situation and condemns in totality the way and manner the university and hospital management handled this case. We condole with the department, parent, families and friends of the deceased. The family of the deceased must not be left in this solitude to carry the burden of this irreparable loss.
”It is so pathetic that due to the insensitivity of the University of Benin Health Centre, we lost another promising youngster,” the statement concludes.

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