100 level student of Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH drowned in a swimming pool in Calabar just a few hours after celebrating his matriculation.
The student identified as Barnabas Otu had just gained admission to study urban and Regional planning in the faculty of Environmental Sciences in CRUTECH and had his Matriculation ceremony on Monday February 24, 2020 before he drowned in a swimming pool.
According to reports, Barnabas and a few other students headed to Orange Resort, Akai Efa in Calabar Municipality local government area to celebrate their successful matriculation when the incident happened.
Confirming the death of the student, the Public Relations Officer of CRUTECH, Mr. Onen Onen said;
“The information is true, but I don’t have many details now because I travelled, when I come back, I am going to compile a report on that”