COVID-19 Scare In Imo As Lecturer Slumps, Dies Inside Classroom

Students of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE) panicked on Tuesday when one of their lecturers slumped and died inside the classroom.

The deceased simply identified as Mr Echetama was a senior lecturer at the Department of Business Education.

The development forced students to keep away from lectures over the rumour that the sudden death of the lecturer is connected to COVID-19.

According to NAN, many students vacated the school hostels on Wednesday while others fled.

Some of the students who spoke to NAN said they decided to avoid lectures over the rumour that the lecturer died from Coronavirus complications.

A final-year student of the institution, Mr Frederick Anyawu, said the development has forced lecturers to suspend lectures.

He said students decided to keep away from the college until the issue is sorted out.

Another student in the department of economics, Mr Okechukwu Eze, said the development has caused skeletal activities in the institution.

The Acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the college, Mr Joseph Okwulehi, who confirmed the death to newsmen in his office on Wednesday, said the Provost of the college is engrossed in a series of emergency meetings over the issue.

He said the Management has advised the staff and students of the institution to be calm and wait for official position of the institution on the issue.

“I can confirm to you that a senior lecturer slumped in a classroom on Tuesday and was confirmed dead at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owerri,” he said.


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