Student dies few hours to Matriculation ceremony  


CITIZENS COMPASS – A 100 – level student of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Aminat Tajudeen, has reportedly died few hours to her matriculation ceremony.  

The incident reportedly occurred at about 2.30 p. m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 while lecture was ongoing. 

She was said to have jumped and died. 

The dexeased was said to have earlier in the day collected her matriculation gown for the ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2023 only to due few hours later. 

Before her sudden death, she was said to be full of excitement in preparation for the D-day. 

A senior staff of the school who spoke anonymously on the issue said the late Aminat was rushed to the school clinic after she suddenly slumped during a lecture.

The source said that before getting to the school clinic, Aminat had already passed on.

She was later taken to the Muslim cemetery, Osere on Wednesday, for her Janazah and burial.

While speaking at her burial, the deceased father said “She showed no sign or symptom of any sickness. We had quite a lengthy discussion on several issues before I escorted her to get a cab to the school.

Contacted on Thursday evening, the college spokesperson, Mrs Abibat Zubair confirmed the incident.

According to the institution’s Spokesperson, Aminat was a student of Music/Yoruba adding that she was mourned by the college and students during the matriculation ceremony yesterday.

The Provost also visited the parents after the matriculation ceremony to sympathise with them.

The institution reportedly mourned Aminat during the matriculation ceremony together with the students as one minute silent was observed for her.



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