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Numerous Students at Covenant University “hospitalized” due to possible food poisoning.

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According to reports, hundreds of Covenant University students in Ota, Ogun State, were admitted to the hospital after possibly contracting food poisoning from the school’s butteries.

Multiple individuals who talked with DDM News said that the volume of afflicted students has overwhelmed the school’s medical center.

However, the university is remaining silent about the issue despite the fact that messages and calls to the appropriate officials were unanswered for several hours.

A parent who lives abroad confirmed the development.

The student has regained some balance and is currently recovering in the school, according to the source, who asked not to be named for fear of the child being victimized.

“We have had difficulties reaching our child since we received the news,” the source stated. However, we spoke with our child earlier today (Saturday), and while they have confirmed that they were impacted by food sickness, they are currently doing well and are stable.

Although they regretted the school’s choice to keep the situation under wraps, other sources also corroborated the development.

An anonymous former university employee stated that the university ought to have addressed the issue “to douse the tension but all this hide and seek game doesn’t help the university.”

Students are not allowed to use phones.
Many years ago, the university’s founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo, abruptly stated that students would not be allowed to use phones on campus. Since then, any student found in possession of a phone on campus faces sanctions.

Many websites and social media platforms are inaccessible to pupils who are given computer tablets for academic purposes.

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In the past, students were permitted to use a public phone booth to speak with people they knew outside campus. A common concern among students who have embraced email communication is the possibility of email tracking.

The development has made communication with the students difficult, even as the ongoing crisis rattles the institution.

evasive representatives of the university
Efforts to obtain responses from the establishment regarding the potential reason for the food poisoning and the handling of the incident proved fruitless, as representatives ignored calls and failed to respond to messages.

When our reporter brought up the issue to Chichi Ononiwu, the university’s Head of Media and Public Affairs, who had been silent for hours, she abruptly ended the call. On Sunday night, she finally answered the phone.

When the reporter finally answered, Ms. Ononiwu asked to know who she was, ended the call as soon as the issue was brought up, and has since declined to answer any more calls.

When they contacted Ms. Ononiwu for remarks on the situation, other journalists also attested to her same behavior.

Not the first instance
The university has previously kept track of cases of food poisoning that have occurred on campus. In 2010, there were reports of a similar scenario, with numerous pupils reportedly being hospitalized. At the time, newspaper reports verified the development.

Source: Premium Times


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