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VC Bans Pleasure Swimming In Uniport Due To The Drowning Of A Rivers State Student

Following the untimely demise of a student of the Rivers State University on Sunday, the 12th of September 2021, the management of the University of Port Harcourt, have placed a permanent restriction of people who go to the pool for fun or leisure.

The dead victim, believed to be an undergraduate of Rivers State University until his death, was a student of the department of Marine engineering, who went for swimming with three of his friends on Sunday and died at the process.

The dead victim, identified as Emmanuel, has been taken to the morgue unit in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching hospital (UPTH).

According to the statement issued by the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Owunari Abraham Georgewill, said the move became necessary following the unfortunate death of a year-one student of the Rivers State University (RSU) who used the facility for leisure swimming on Sunday, September 12 alongside his three friends.

Georgewil wrote: "We wish to inform all staff and students that the University of Port Harcourt swimming pool is an Olympic size swimming pool and henceforth we are placing a ban on pleasure swimming in the pool."

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Emmanuel Rivers State Rivers State University University of Port Harcourt VC


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