Final year student died in university hostel – Official –

Bayero University Kano has announced the death of a final year student from the Department of Library and Information Science, Babangida Ahmad.

The University’s Deputy Registrar in charge of Public Affairs, Lamara Garba, announced this in a statement Friday in Kano.

He said the deceased was also an overflow from Misau, Bauchi state.

An overflow student is a student who still has classes in progress, either fails or drops out, despite the number of years required for graduation, but has not exhausted residency for their program.

Garba said Ahmad’s housemates revealed that he collapsed in the early hours of Friday at his hostel as he prepared to go to the mosque for morning prayers (Subhi).

He quoted one of his colleagues as saying: “Ahmad came out of the room around 4:30 a.m., where he suddenly collapsed.

“He was rushed to the university clinic where he was confirmed dead.”

According to Garba, the university management had already contacted the deceased parents about the incident.

“He was taken to his hometown to be buried according to Islamic rites,” he said.

Garba revealed that before his death, the deceased went to Aminu Kano University Hospital for treatment of an illness.

“He last visited AKTH on January 10, 2022. His next appointment is February 7, 2022,” Garba said.

The Deputy Registrar noted that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas offered his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

He also quoted Adamu-Abbas as praying to Almighty Allah to forgive his sins and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

Garba explained that the deceased friends described him “as good-hearted, jovial and friendly, who gets along well with his colleagues”.

Linda G. Ibarra