There was pandemonium on Wednesday as a female candidate fainted during the post-UTME exercise of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The Cable reported that the candidate identified as Sharon Adenekan was taken to the school’s health centre after slumping as a result of exhaustion.
“The only student who fainted during the exam was a girl and she was discharged later in the evening, after which she went to write her exam,” a nurse told TheCable Lifestyle.
“Her sisters even came to look for her at night but we told them that she had been discharged.”
Prospective students of the school who partook in the exercise lamented that it was fraught with disorderliness and that they were kept waiting for hours in inclement conditions.
The post-UTME exercise, which was still ongoing around 8:30pm, was held at the school’s Distance Learning Centre and the ETC Test Centre.
The exercise was conducted in batches. Candidates lamented that the exercise was not orderly. Others said they were made to sit in halls for several hours before writing their tests.
“Got there past 8:00am and entered. We had to sit from hall to hall until around 4pm that I got to the CBT centre at DLI, unfortunately again, they said my centre had been changed to ETC and that a message was sent in that regard but I got none,” a student lamented.
Another candidate said she could not write her post-UTME test until 7pm “and I was supposed to write it by 1:20pm. The whole thing was stressful and annoying”.
She added: “The exam was hectic due to the way and manner in which UNILAG conducted it. The did not stick to the time given on our exam pass.”
The post-UTME test is expected to continue on Thursday.