Aminat Tajudeen, a 100-level student at the Kwara State College of Education in Ilorin, collapsed passed away during a lecture.
According to reports, the incident took place on Wednesday at approximately 1:30 pm. Aminat had previously received her matriculation gown for the ceremony planned for the following day (13th April) and returned to class before the unfortunate event occurred.
A member of the school’s senior staff, who preferred to remain anonymous due to lack of authorization to discuss the matter, revealed that Aminat was immediately rushed to the school clinic but later passed away.
She was later taken to the Muslim cemetery, Osere, for her Janazah and burial.
Speaking at her burial, the deceased father was quoted to have said that “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.”
The college Public Relations Officer, Mrs Abibat Zubair who confirmed the incident, told PUNCH Metro that she was a student of Music/Yoruba, adding that she was mourned by the college and students during the matriculation ceremony.
“The Provost visited the parents yesterday to sympathise with them and also mourned her today during the matriculation ceremony together with the students,” the PRO said.